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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, Implementation and Assessment Resources

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
HGSS Skills Document by Grade and DisciplinePDFThis document identifies skills supporting college, career, and citizenship ready outcomes for student learning and reinforces the work of other entities in defining the skills and knowledge required to be college, career, and citizenship ready.
KAP HGSS Formative Assessment Document list and PromptsLinkThis link to the CETE formative assessment program (KAP) has access to documents that are eligible for assessment and practice essay prompt teachers might use to prepare their students for the rigors of the new HGSS assessment.
Multidisciplinary Performance task (MDPT) Rubrics - Grade 6-8LinkThis link is to the scoring rubric for the MDPT for 6th and 8th grade
Multidisciplinary Performance task (MDPT) Rubrics - High SchoolLinkThis link is to the scoring rubric
Sample 3-Year Implementation Timeline for HGSSPDFThis 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 notesPDFThis is an updated (August 7, 2014) training power point on the HGSS standards with presentation notes.
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History, Government, and Social Studies
Program Consultant

Don Gifford
(785) 296-3892

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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