National Council for the Social Studies Affirms Religious Studies as Essential to Educating for Effective and Engaged Citizenship in a Diverse Nation and World
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) added a supplement to its College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for the academic study of religion in K-12 social studies instruction. The “Religious Studies Companion Document for the C3 Framework” recognizes religious studies as an essential part of the social studies curriculum. The C3 Framework is widely used by state and school district curriculum experts for social studies standards and curriculum development. The entire C3 Framework including the new companion document is now available at www.socialstudies.org/c3.