Proposed Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards
Over three years ago, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) joined 27 other states to create the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies. For the past 16 months, the social studies community has updated and reviewed the Michigan Social Studies Standards through the lens of the C3 Framework. Update committees for grades K-8 and 9-12 consisting of representatives from the Michigan Council for Civil Education, Michigan Council for Economic Education, Michigan Geographic Alliance, the Michigan Council for History Education, and the Michigan Council for the Social Studies, reviewed and edited Michigan’s content expectations. Review committees consisting of parallel membership, provided a second review to ensure consistency and accuracy. These efforts have been shared with the State Board of Education, along with implementation considerations, in a series of presentations earlier this year. A final review committee and an external review committee further refined the documents.
- Presentation on Social Studies Standards Update and College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework – January 2015
- Presentation on the Implementation of Social Studies Standards: Assessment Considerations – March 2015
- Presentation on the Implementation of Social Studies Standards – Teacher Preparation and Professional Learning – April 2015
If you have questions or comments that are not addressed by the survey, or would like to share a story of what your school or organization is doing to prepare for new standards, contact us at MDE-SocialStudies@michigan.gov.