History Frameworks Revision: Out with the old…

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is diving into the past and reviewing the History and Social Sciences Curriculum Frameworks in preparation for the first update since 2003.

A panel of 44 educators, curriculum specialists and other stakeholders has been charged with making revisions to the 2003 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. An overview of the project, panel members and updates can be found at www.doe.mass.edu/candi/StandardsReview/hss.html

You can play along at home by responding to DESE’s public survey. The survey focuses primarily on the structure, layout and resources included in the framework document. If you are concerned about the specific content that is included in or missing from the existing framework, besure to include your comments in the open response sections.

The survey is open until February 6, 2016.