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Welcome to the Michigan Social Studies Hub. As Michigan begins implementing the new social studies standards this website will be your most valuable tool for implementing the standards and the C3 Framework with fidelity.
We've partnered with Intermediate School Districts, content organizations, universities and others to bring the best in professional learning from all areas of the state to wherever you might be. This content is coming soon!
Learn more about the professional organizations that are partnering to deliver the content you'll find on this site.
Existing projects that have already begun the process of creating and aligning resources to the new social studies standards. Check in on these projects and learn more by clicking below.
Michigan's Social Studies Standards
Read the Standards
Michigan's newly adopted social studies standards. In the coming months a variety of supporting documents will be made available to help as districts begin successfully implementing the standards.
The 2020-21 school year promises to be an extraordinary one! Let’s come together virtually and investigate ways to support our learners - the scientists, creative problem-solvers, compassionate caregivers, effective leaders, critical consumers of information, and civic-minded citizens that we need for them to be - right now! The Oakland Schools Road to Reinvention virtual conference will provide educators the chance to engage in three days of powerful learning as we explore the ideas of equity and well-being and ways that they intersect with remote leading, teaching, and learning.
Writing New Histories Statewide Training Opportunity
With a shift towards disciplinary, digital, and critical literacies, we find that historical documents and artifacts — as well as images, social media posts, and videos created with contemporary technologies — all serve as primary sources.
We invite Michigan social studies educators, grades 3-12, to join the year-long "(Digitally) Writing New Histories: Building Educators’ Capacity to Teach Disciplinary, Digital, and Critical Literacies with The C3 Framework" project.
Every month educators involved in the standards update process will provide more information on teaching and implementing the new standards and the C3 Framework. New videos being prepared for February!
Our video series has grown! Click the picture above or the button below to view our constantly expanding offerings of recorded videos and webinars from the standard writers and our partner organizations!
Educators from across Michigan have been working since 2013 to revise the Michigan Social Studies Standards. The result of over five years worth of Michigan based work is before you now.
Grade band PDFs are provided for educators looking to implement the standards across a specific grade band. All materials also contain the full introduction to the standards themselves, as well as each grade band opening.
Read the Standards
Individual grade and course level documents are provided for educators looking to implement the standards in their specific grade level. All materials also contain the full introduction to the standards themselves as well as each grade band opening.
Supplemental documents on Michigan's new social studies standards, including a full comparison document, and documents with examples of what has changed and how.
With participation from Michigan's five social studies based content organizations, Intermediate School Districts, Universities, and educators we have partnered with the Michigan Department of Education to create and archive professional learning from all over the state.
The Michigan Council for History Education advocates and advances the study and teaching of history in schools, encourages and supports the development and implementation of meaningful and effective history curriculum and instruction, and provides activities, education, and professional interaction among students and educators alike.
Michigan Council for History Education
MCCE believes all students should have access to meaningful civic education learning experiences to grow vibrant and informed civic communities. MCCE champions authentic civic, government, and law-related programs including We the People, Mock Trial, Project Citizen, Civic Dialogue, and so much more. MCCE also serves districts, administrators, teachers and communities to strive toward accessible and equitable civic education.
The Michigan Council on Economic Education is the thought leader for economic and personal finance education in Michigan classrooms. We provide pedagogical and content-based teacher professional development, connect educators with resources they need, and run student competitions to bring economics to life!
Michigan Geographic Alliance is a network of geographers and teachers dedicated to improving education for Michigan students by providing affordable educational resources and professional development.
As a member of MCSS, you will be able to share ideas and insights with your colleagues throughout the state, have access to new resource materials, and a wealth of useful services. You can develop and share ideas on the future of social studies in schools, especially the concerns of teacher preparation and innovative methodology.
Michigan Center for Civic Education
Michigan Council on Economic Education
Michigan Geographic Alliance
Michigan Council for the Social Studies
IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS
See how existing initiatives in Michigan are working to meet the rigor of Michigan's new social studies standards as well as the Arc of Inquiry. Learn more about each of these Michigan based and led projects by clicking on the links below.