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. A final review committee, an external review committee, and a focus group further refined the documents.