Public comment is open through April 2,  2018 on the draft History and Social Science Frameworks.

Don’t miss out on your chance to give input on proposed changes to the scope and sequences of courses, grade-level changes and new courses on civics education. The draft frameworks do not address the changes History and Social Science licensure or any potential graduation assessment/MCAS.

From the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:


On January 23, 2018, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to release the current draft of the 2018 Public Comment Draft of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework for public comment. The comments will inform additional revisions to the framework. The Department invites educators and members of the public to provide comments via the public survey and to participate in the upcoming outreach events.

Public Survey – Available January 23 – April 2, 2018

Public Comment Outreach EventsJanuary – March 2018

In order to gain additional public input, the Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies, will host conference calls and presentations by region across the state. These sessions will welcome participation by PK-12 and higher education faculty, administrators, the general public, students, and parents/guardians.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on the formal adoption of the revised framework in June.

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