C3 Framework

The C3 Framework is an inquiry approach to teaching studies. C3 is NOT new standards. C3 IS a framework for teaching that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Washington State Standards. Instead of "strands", the C3 uses more robust "dimensions". These four dimensions guide students as they go through the investigative process.

  The C3 Framework is an instructional framework NOT a new curriculum. It enhances classroom instruction, builds on students' critical thinking skills, and aligns to the Common Core and our State standards.

 

The C3 Framework is an instructional framework NOT a new curriculum. It enhances classroom instruction, builds on students' critical thinking skills, and aligns to the Common Core and our State standards.

Dimensions of the C3 Framework:

  1. Develop questions & plan inquiries

  2. Apply tools  & concepts

    • Civics

    • Economics

    • Geography

    • History

  3. Evaluate & use

    • Gathering & evaluating sources

    • Developing claims & using evidence

  4. Communicate conclusions & take action

    • Communicating conclusions

    • Taking informed a ction

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