Illinois Social Science Standards & Mandates
Revisions to the Illinois Social Science Standards for 2022-23 School Year
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a bipartisan legislative oversight committee created by the Illinois General Assembly, approved revisions to the K-12 Illinois Social Science standards. The changes were created by a committee of educators representing the diversity of the Land of Lincoln under the leadership of Elizabeth Hiler, Principal Consultant of Social Science, and Erica Thieman, Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The revised standards impact the 2022-23 school year. The Illinois Civics Hub has created a google document for each grade band, placing the current standards and proposed revisions side by side to help plan for curriculum shifts.
Resources Aligned to Instructional Shifts of Revised Standards
The EAD Roadmap and EAD Pedagogy Companion provide support to districts to implement the Illinois K-12 Social Science standards and civics course requirements with resources, a pedagogy guide, and vertically aligned themes for inquiry that address today’s curricular design challenges. To learn more, visit the Illinois Civics Hub (ICH) Webinar Archives (under the "Resources" tab) and Professional Development calendar to explore how the EAD Roadmap and EAD Pedagogy Companion can enhance your classroom practice.
Deconstructed Middle School Civics Standards
The Illinois Regional Civics Instructional Coaches have deconstructed the revised Illinois civics content standards for middle school. Each document suggests possible essential questions and student-friendly "I Can" statements to guide curriculum revisions and the curation of materials. The documents are advisory in nature to help local implementation of the revised civic standards with fidelity.