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Rather than developing new national standards at this time, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has developed a framework document for enhancing rigor in social studies:

Vision for the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)
Framework for Inquiry in Social Studies State Standards
Guidance for states to use in enhancing their standards for rigor in civics, economics, geography, and history in K-12 schools

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nVision for the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Inquiry in Social Studies State Standards” authored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the same organization that co-lead the development of the Common Core State Standards with the National Governors’ Association (NGA) describes the framework in more detail. To access this document go to: http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2012/11%2012%2012%20Vision%20Statement%20College%20Career%20and%20Civic%20Life%20Framework.pdf