The “Moose on the Loose” curriculum is integrated with all national standards, both in social studies and in the other three core subjects: English language arts, math, and science. In this way, educators may maximize their instructional time by using this curriculum to explore all four major subject areas.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Frameworks
The C3 Framework was a collaborative effort between educators and academics in more than 20 states to devise national skills standards for the social studies. Completed in 2010, the C3 effort was organized by the National Council for the Social Studies. The C3 Framework relies on inquiry-based instruction organized into four dimensions that require students to pose relevant, authentic questions about social studies, conduct research following the guidelines of specific social studies disciplines, present a compelling, evidence-based argument, and then take informed action.