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Social Studies Framework

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Best Practices for Middle and High School Social Studies: An Inquiry-Based Framework
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The framework outlines best practices for social studies instruction, applicable to all courses and grade levels, 6-12. Using descriptions, samples, and blank organizers, the framework helps guide teachers in the preparation of units and lessons, or the adaptation of existing ones.
Click the links below to download the framework chapters:

Chapter 5. Social Studies Skills

Chapter 6. Reading Like a Historian

Chapter 7. Evidence-Based Writing

Chapter 8. Discussion and Debate

Chapter 9. Role-Play and Simulation

Chapter 10. Real World Connections and Civic Engagement 
Chapter 11. Differentiation
Chapter 12. Technology Integration 
Social Studies Best Practices Framework On-Demand PD
The Best Practices Framework On-Demand PD includes video segments of expert commentary, model classrooms, and student projects.  
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