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Social Studies Summer 2008 Curriculum Projects

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  • 1. Social Studies Department Summer Curriculum Projects 2008
  • 2. Grade 8 Law Seminar
    • An assessment of our existing curriculum
    • Creation of aligned content articles and activities
    • Organization of units: our legal system (civil vs. criminal),our rights and responsibilities, police, courts, corrections
  • 3. “ Government Alive”
    • An exploration of the new grade 12 Participation in Government program
    • Prioritization of specific lessons and activities for integration into the existing curriculum
  • 4. “Honorizing” our Honors Program
    • An alignment of our 11H U.S. History & Govt. DBQ Assessments - creating new, more challenging DBQ’s for unit assessments
    • Integration of current world issues topics and resources into the 10H Global History & Geography curriculum
  • 5. Global Education
    • Collaboration with university faculty re: emerging Asian political, social and economic influences
    • HHH/university exchanges
    • Establishment of links to schools in India and China
    • Integration of I-tunes U resources
  • 6. Grade 12 Economics Portfolio
    • Revision of the research assignments to better reflect
        • An increased emphasis on the global economy and the emergence of India and China
        • The “flattening” of the world economy
  • 7. Elementary Curriculum
    • Creation of aligned and objective unit assessments for K-5 (units 1,2)
    • Digitalizing entire elementary social studies curriculum on district website
    • Creation of illustrated wall posters identifying the big ideas in social studies