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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.
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College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework For Social StudiesDocument providing guidance for enhancing the rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.

Standards

The following documents represent the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for History, Government, and Social Studies which were adopted by the State Board of Education on April 16, 2013. Additionally, you will find the KSDE fact sheets associated with History, Government, and Social Studies.Click on the title of the document you wish to view.

Parent Guides for History, Government, and Social Studies

The following documents are intended to assist parents in understanding the History, Government, and Social Studies skills and knowledge their students will be developing as they progress through the school year.

Standards Training, Implementation and Assessment Resources

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Building the Bridge: Connecting Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts This site was created to assist teachers in making instructional shifts to address the new HGSS and ELA Literacy standards. These modules contain links to video's that model instruction and might be useful to teachers asking: "What does this look like in
HGSS Skills Document by Grade and DisciplineThis 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 PromptsThis 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 6-8This link is to the scoring rubric for the MDPT for 6th and 8th grade
Multidisciplinary Performance task (MDPT) Rubrics - High SchoolThis link is to the scoring rubric
Sample Multidisciplinary Performance Tasks (MDPT) for Grades 4,5,7, and 10This is a link to the English Language Arts web page under the title 2015 ELA Assessment there are sample MDPTs for grades 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. These may be helpful in planning instruction for those grades.
Third Edition of Training Presentation for the HGSS Standards with notesThis is an updated (December 31, 2014) training power point on the HGSS standards with presentation notes.
Using Resource Sets in the Social Studies Classroom Preparing for the MDPTThis narrated presentation informs teachers and administrators on how the use of resource sets in the classroom may help prepare students for the performance task section of the HGSS assessment.
History, Government, and Social Studies Quick Links:
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History, Government, and Social Studies
Program Consultant

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

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

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

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

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

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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