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  • 1. Welcome to Social Studies That’s the best fun in all of this –the layers of meaning, the layers of storytelling.” - Maurice Sendak
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  • 3. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES PAY IT FORWARD THE ROOTS OF DEMOCRACY
  • 4.
    • An Interdisciplinary unit (Language Arts and Social Studies) that:
        • Fosters students that are civic minded , globally aware , and socially responsible
        • Exemplifies fundamental values of American citizenship through active participation in local and global communities
        • Based on inquiry and analysis , students make informed decisions about global, national and local events
        • Utilizes technologies to communicate and collaborate
        • Provides authentic learning experiences to apply content knowledge and develop civic literacy
    New Jersey Department of Education., (2009). New jersey core curriculum content standards for social srudies. Retrieved 8/31/09 from www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2009/
  • 5.
    • An Interdisciplinary unit (Language Arts and Social Studies) that:
        • Fosters students that are civic minded , globally aware , and socially responsible
        • Exemplifies fundamental values of American citizenship through active participation in local and global communities
        • Based on inquiry and analysis , students make informed decisions about global, national and local events
        • Utilizes technologies to communicate and collaborate
        • Provides authentic learning experiences to apply content knowledge and develop civic literacy
    New Jersey Department of Education., (2009). New jersey core curriculum content standards for social srudies. Retrieved 8/31/09 from www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2009/ Research Paper (LA) Educational Flyer using Emotional Appeal (SS) PSA (SS) Walking Billboard T-Shirts (SS) 2 Service Hours completed in school sponsored events/approved activities (SS) Persuasive Paper (LA)
  • 6. Historical Eras Colonization & Settlement Revolution & The New Nation Expansion & Reform Civil War & Reconstruction
  • 7.  
  • 8. 21st Century Skills
    • Initiative and Self-Direction:
      • Monitoring one’s own understanding and learning needs
      • Demonstrating initiative to advance professional skill levels
      • Defining, prioritizing and completing tasks without direct oversight
      • Demonstrating commitment to learning as a lifelong process
      • Utilizing time efficiently and managing workload
    • http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=172
  • 9. GRADE SHEET                       
  • 10. School Website Coming Soon… Social Studies Resource: www. slideshare /bkind2animals
  • 11. Finding the Meaning & Making Connections