Session Description

This professional development builds upon the knowledge, skills, and understandings of Unit Development within a concept-based framework. 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.

Session Materials

  • A completed concept-based unit
  • A laptop or electronic device with a familiar word processing program
  • The concept-based curriculum and instruction (CBCI) wiki
  • Content resources for the course concept-based lessons will be developed

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.









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