Social Studies & Civic Education

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Guiding Documents

  • Points of Emphasis 2024-2025

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    Doing Social Studies

    Big Ideas and Overarching Essential Questions

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    Big Six Ideas


    Snapshot of a Successful Social Studies Classroom

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Featured Resources

  • TCI Implementation Resources

    CCS has adopted TCI's History Alive!, Geography Alive!, Government Alive!Econ Alive!, and Global Issues Alive! programs for core social studies courses in grades 6-12. 

    Access the CCS TCI Implementation Resource Center page here.




    Intentional Planning Resources

    An Intentional Planning Google Doc Template and a sample completed template are included on the page linked below. 

    Click here to access the webpage



    Social Studies Teaching and Learning Strategies

    An annotated bibliography of 50 social studies teaching strategies: Preview and Processing; Evidence-Based Argumentation and Writing; Historical Concepts and Events; Social Studies Skills and Primary Sources; and Discussion and Deliberation.

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    Social Studies Blended Learning Padlet of Padlets

    A collection of online tools and resources for use in Blended Learning classrooms. Padlets include: Graphic Organizers, Choice Templates, Interactive Sites, Readings, and Video Resources.

    Click here to access the padlet.

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