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History, Government, and Social Studies (HGSS)

Mission Statement:

The Kansas Standards for History, Government, and Social Studies prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, engaged citizens as they enrich their communities, state, nation, world, and themselves.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) C3 Framework for Inquiry in the Social Studies

The following is a document which provides guidance from the NCSS for enhancing the rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.

Standards Training and Implementation Resources

 TitleDescription
Building the Bridge: Connecting Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts This site was created to facilitate professional development focused on the instructional shifts that Social Studies teachers will need to understand to effectively implement the Common Core Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts. Each Shift will be ad
Sample 3-Year Implementation Timeline for HGSSThis document provides an outline of how to implement the HGSS over a 3-year period. Details are provided at the KSDE, District, Building, and Classroom levels.
Second Edition of training presentation for the HGSS with notesThis is an updated training power point on the new HGSS standards with presentation notes.
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History, Government, and Social Studies
Program Consultant

Don Gifford
(785) 296-3892
dgifford@ksde.org  

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

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