2. Curricular Frameworks
“Curricular Frameworks”: Common Curricular Frameworks, Structures and Traditions in the K-12 Proposal:
- Annual mock elections
- Essential Civics for All Questions – posted in every classroom
- Essential Civics Tensions – posted in every classroom
- Political Spectrum banner posted in all secondary social studies classrooms
- Three Civics CBAs (classroom based assessments) in each year of K-12 social studies
- Media literacy emphasis, especially related to electoral politics and current events.
Alignment with National Assessments and Skill Set Emphases:
Civics for All is “Civics in the Core” because civics studies align so smoothly with the coming Common Core State Standards‘ emphasis on distilling argumentative claims from non-fiction texts.
Civics for All aligns directly with and will facilitate student success on the “New SAT,” which is slowly aligning with the Core and will emphasize America’s founding documents and current events analysis for the first time in the history of the test.
Civics for All cultivates “21st Century Skills,” Including: Creative and Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Collaboration skills, Growth Mindset and Perseverance