8th Grade Social Studies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curriculum -8th Grade Cognitive Skills W RLD HISTORY U.S. HISTORY Political   Science Economics Social Systems (Psychology...
Curriculum -8th Grade Cognitive Skills Synthesis Metaphors Analogies Intuition Extrapolation Horizontal Thinking Evaluatio...
Units of Study Pre-Units: Perception,Cognition, Worldviews Forms of Government Political Spectrum Units: Gilded Age Age of...
Units of Study Rise of Totalitarianism WWII & Post-War Settlement Fifties & Boomers Foreign Policy & The Cold War   Challe...
Learning Physically Changes The Brain … And sever old ones Neurons make new connections
Cognitive and Disciplinary Skills <ul><li>Affective :  Feelings, preferences, values.  </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive :  Thin...
Expertise Vision Vertical Thinker =  Significant Field Knowledge <--------------------------------------------------------...
Horizontal/Lateral/Divergent Thinking  Generates Insight Seeks Alternatives
 
Change is coming!
21 st  Century R&D <ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Network Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum Computing </li></ul><...
Educating for the Quantum Economy Autotelic Learners  Global Perspective Risk Tolerant  Scientific Literacy Flexible  Synt...
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  1. 1. 8th Grade Social Studies
  2. 10. Curriculum -8th Grade Cognitive Skills W RLD HISTORY U.S. HISTORY Political Science Economics Social Systems (Psychology Sociology…) Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation Horizontal Thinking Analogies Logical Extrapolation Insight
  3. 11. Curriculum -8th Grade Cognitive Skills Synthesis Metaphors Analogies Intuition Extrapolation Horizontal Thinking Evaluation Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge Vertical Thinking Socratic Method Critical Executive Creative Content Organizational Metacognition Introspection Mnemonic Academic Skills Planning Prioritization Time Management Group Dynamics Test Prep Research Databases Note taking Bibliography Historical Writing Presentation “ Those who know how to think, need no teachers” – Mahatma Gandhi “ Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” - Goethe
  4. 12. Units of Study Pre-Units: Perception,Cognition, Worldviews Forms of Government Political Spectrum Units: Gilded Age Age of Imperialism World War I The New Deal & Great Depression
  5. 13. Units of Study Rise of Totalitarianism WWII & Post-War Settlement Fifties & Boomers Foreign Policy & The Cold War Challenges of Globalization and War
  6. 14. Learning Physically Changes The Brain … And sever old ones Neurons make new connections
  7. 15. Cognitive and Disciplinary Skills <ul><li>Affective : Feelings, preferences, values. </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive : Thinking, getting, evaluating and synthesizing information. </li></ul><ul><li>Psychomotor : Physical and perceptual activities and skills. </li></ul>Bloom & Gardner
  8. 16. Expertise Vision Vertical Thinker = Significant Field Knowledge <-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> = Parallel or Analogous Concepts Horizontal Thinking Benefits of Horizontal Thinking to Vertical Thinkers
  9. 17. Horizontal/Lateral/Divergent Thinking Generates Insight Seeks Alternatives
  10. 19. Change is coming!
  11. 20. 21 st Century R&D <ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Network Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Human Brain Research </li></ul><ul><li>String Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul>Change is Coming !
  12. 21. Educating for the Quantum Economy Autotelic Learners Global Perspective Risk Tolerant Scientific Literacy Flexible Synthesis Cultural Literacy Opportunity Orientation Adaptive Networked Complexity Systems & Connectivity Creativity not Rigidity Modular organizations Resilience and Consilience

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