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THE ESSENTIAL STANDARDS

Essential Standards for High School Graduation Requirement Social Studies Courses





THE UNPACKING DOCUMENTS FOR THE ESSENTIAL STANDARDS
High School Social Studies Courses Unpacked
  • Required Courses


Personal Financial Literacy Google Folder:


Please click this link to share and access resources relating to Personal Financial Literacy. The material in this folder originated at the March and April 2013 Personal Financial Literacy Workshops.

RESOURCE FOR TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY I: THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

STRUCTURAL CHANGES OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES ESSENTIAL STANDARDS

Slide presentation on the 3 critical changes in how the new Social Studies Essential Standards were written


PRACTICE WITH USING THE RBT TABLE TO IDENTIFY THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR



HIGH SCHOOL SEQUENCING

Suggested Options for Sequencing the New High School Social Studies Courses
*Note: Please remember the decision on which order of sequencing a school district chooses to implement is the decision of the LEA, not DPI.

The high school sequencing suggestion document has been updated after various changes in legislation and/or changes and addendums to N.C. State Board of Education policy.


CURRENT DOCUMENT
Suggested Sequencing - Updated May 2016. Approved and published fall 2016.


PAST DOCUMENTS
Suggested Sequencing - version published March 12, 2012

Suggested Sequencing - version published September 23, 2011


SAMPLE UNITS

Example Concept-Based Developed Units
INTEGRATING PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY (PFL) IN THE CIVICS AND ECONOMICS CLASSROOM



RESOURCE LIST OF SOCIAL STUDIES CONCEPTS

Social Studies Concepts List (This document lists by conceptual strand just some of the concepts that are typical to social studies.) This list can be helpful as teachers begin writing generalizations.


Essential Terminology

This list of terminology is not meant to be exhaustive, but seeks to address critical conceptual terms essential in understanding the clarifying objectives and thus help teachers build better units of instruction and conceptual lessons. This list of terminology is not meant to be a dictionary of content vocabulary words and discipline specific terms.


Five Lenses of Social Studies (6-12)

Rubrics:


Performance Task Rubric
Essay Rubric



Additional Content Resources:

The resources listed here are possible content centered resources for teaching each of the courses at the middle school level and developing teacher and student content knowledge. These are constantly updated as new resources are discovered. Please be aware that these are not necessarily aligned with the entirety of each Clarifying Objective; they are intended to address elements of content only.

World History:
  • Life in Mesopotamia: This site contains a broad overview of life and culture in the ancient Mesopotamian city-states.
  • Feudal Japan: This website takes you through some key features of medieval era Japanese society and culture.
  • A Multi-Media History of World War One: This website provides hundreds of resources and topics for developing content knowledge relating to World War One.
  • Terrorism in History: This digital history site provides a quality overview of the history of terrorism since the 19th century.
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: This is a classroom usable sourcebook of copy-permitted material for Ancient history and civilization courses.
  • Internet Medieval History Sourcebook: This is a classroom usable sourcebook of copy-permitted material for studying the Middle Ages, including Byzantine civilization.
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook: This is a classroom usable sourcebook of copy-permitted material for studying the Modern Era, including North America and Latin America.
  • Internet History Sourcebooks: This will take you to the overarching Internet Sourcebook Page, with additional options for primary sources (Asian, African, Women, etc).

American History One:

American History Two:

Civics and Economics:

Reading:


Anderson, L.W., & Krathwohl, D.R. (Eds). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and : A revision or Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives. New York: Addison-Wesley Longman.

Erickson, H.L. (2007). Concept-based curriculum and instruction for the thinking classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Erickson, H.L. (). Stirring the head, heart, and soul: Redefining curriculum, instruction, and concept-based learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Jacobs, H.H(Ed) (2010). Curriculum 21: Essential education for a changing world. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Lambert, D., & Morgan, J. (2010). Teaching geography 11-18: A conceptual approach. New York: Open University Press.


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