C3 Framework Dimensions
Dimension 1: Developing questions and planning inquiries
Galileo Info Network - Canadian site with inquiry learning examples and good explanations
Teach Learn Wonder Do: Thinking Historically
Questioning.org Module Maker - online lessons and examples of effective questions by Jamie McKenzie
Thesis Builder - fill in the the form to make a thesis by Tom March
History Labs - Developing overarching questions
Visual Thesaurus- only the first few are free (but inexpensive tool for web access or on cd)
VisuWords- Interactive visual thesaurus + concept map
Concepts and Themes for Social Studies
Washington State History Lab -Lessons
See Humanities for more on reading and writing.
Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary tools and concepts
Civics: Model United Nations in Japan (Registration opens May 1, 2016)
Civic and political institutions
Participation and deliberation: Applying civic virtues and democratic principles
Processes, rules, and laws
For additional resources go to our Civics page.
Economic decision making
Exchange and markets
The national economy
The global economy
For additional resources go to our Economics page.
Geographic representations: Spatial views of the world
Human-environment interaction: Place, regions, and culture
Human population: Spatial patterns and movements
Global interconnections: Changing spatial patterns
For additional resources go to our Geography page.
Change, continuity, and context
Historical sources and evidence
Causation and argumentation
For additional resources go to our History page.
Dimension Three: Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
SPAT: Site, Publisher, Audience, Timeliness
Detailed web evaluation questions from Berkeley Library
Evernote- Create free account and access your notes anywhere
Google Drive- Create and store Google Docs to access anywhere
Mindomo.com- free online organizer
Pew Research Center - Data for many topics
Dimension Four: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action
Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Presentations, and Prezi have become standard presentation programs. Try the following for something new.
Voki: Consider using avatars to read learning targets, spelling words and more. Students can use them for a fun way to give a short report or read a poem.
Glogster: Create interactive posters. You can even imbed video in them.
Jing: Create "how-to" videos quickly and easily or make your own annotated screenshots.
Nearpod: Perfect for the blended classroom or teachers who teach online. Create interactive multimedia online presentations which can be viewed from handheld devices while responses are monitored by the teacher.
Storybird: Create meaningful visual stories and reports using a storybook format. Images are provided by professional artists. Teachers monitor student work.