Standards and Frameworks

Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks – Adopted February 4, 2015

A Roadmap for Teaching History, Civics, Economics, and Geography

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Position Statement on Comprehensive Social Studies Education for All Students K-12 and Beyond- Adopted by the Connecticut State Board of Education

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State Launches Common Core Website for Educators and Parents Provides Vetted Resources for Teachers and Useful Information for Parents; COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS – ELA: GRADES 6-12 LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES


RELEASE OF C3 FRAMEWORK: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards You can find more information and download the C3 Framework for free at:

The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards is a powerful guide to help each state strengthen instruction in the social studies by establishing fewer, clearer and higher standards for instruction in civics, economics, geography and history, K-12. The C3 Framework will also be an invaluable tool for teachers, school districts and curriculum writers to strengthen their social studies programs to a) enhance the rigor of the individual disciplines, b) build critical thinking, problem solving and participatory skills vital to engaged citizenship and c) align academic programs to the ‘Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.



Read about SEED: Connecticut’s System for Educator Evaluation and Development Model. Common Core of Teaching Rubric 2013 (PDF)