Session Description

During this two day session, participants will focus on Concept – Based Lesson Planning. Using the NC Essential Standards and Concept Based Unit Plans, presenters will guide participants through the process of lesson planning that supports a concept–based curriculum framework. As participants explore and dialogue about the components of a quality lesson plan they will dialogue about best practices and strategies that help to promote increased inquiry in K- 12 Social Studies classrooms.

Session Objectives

  • Understand what a concept-based social studies lesson looks like in action.
  • Identify the essential components in a conceptual lesson plan.
  • Understand the process of how to develop a concept-based lesson plan.
  • Use the essential components of a conceptual lesson plan to develop daily lessons based on a conceptual unit.

Aligned North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards

Standard I - Teachers demonstrate leadership.
Standard II - Teachers establish a respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
Standard III - Teachers know the content that they teach.
Standard IV - Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
Standard V - Teachers reflect on their practice.


Day One Agenda

Day Two Agenda


Assessment, Review, and Evaluation Documents

*Sample Units

*note that some of these units are works in progress, but will work for the purposes of this session.

Lesson Plan Resources

Additional Resources

Data Collection

Session Evaluation

RESA Survey

Day Two Post-Assessment

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