Social Studies

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  • District 109’s core social studies program revolves around the C-3 Framework which is designed to prepare students for College, Career and Civic life. Developed by NCSS (National Council Social Studies), the framework is predicated upon “a common belief that our democratic republic will not sustain unless students are aware of their changing cultural and physical environments; know the past; read, write, and think deeply; and act in ways that promote the common good”(C-3). The state of Illinois has created its own grade level specific standards that parallel and reinforce the C-3 framework. The core curriculum in District 109 utilizes and promotes the social studies framework and standards established both at the national and state levels.