Maine - Content Standards: Social Studies

Social Studies
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Maine is began reviewing an update to the standards in 2013.


The C3 Framework focuses on inquiry skills and key concepts of social studies and provides connections to CCSS. The document is intended to serve as a resource for states and local districts to consider when developing or upgrading standards.

As a member of the Social Studies Assessment Curriculum and Instruction Collaborative of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Maine was invited to participate in a targeted review of the C3 Framework. In April 2013, the Maine C3 Review Team (comprised of more than 30 educators from all grade levels and all regions of the state) provided feedback on the draft document. Our in-state review process was part of a larger targeted review where over 3,000 respondents from the social studies community offered feedback on the C3 Framework. These stakeholders represented K-12 educators, university faculty, state education personnel, professional organization representatives, educational publishers and cultural organizations.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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