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Social studies Power Point


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Social studies Power Point

  1. 1. Social Studies James Pinnell Chris London Amy Clark
  2. 2. Our Strengths Since 2009, Our Passing Rates for: <ul><li>All students have been 92% or higher. </li></ul><ul><li>African American Students have been 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic students have been 93% or higher. </li></ul><ul><li>White students have been 100%. </li></ul><ul><li>ED students have been 95% or higher. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2011-2012 Things to be Addressed <ul><li>Primary and Secondary Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary for all grade levels (Use word walls) </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness Criteria for the next grade/careers/college </li></ul><ul><li>Male, Hispanics, and Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare students for new format, get help from ELA on testing strategies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changes in the Curriculum 8 th Grade <ul><li>25 Historical Figures have be added (Mercy Otis Warren, Hiram Rhodes Revels) </li></ul><ul><li>New Vocabulary (Republic vs. Democracy) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Court Cases (Worchester vs. Georgia and McCulloch vs. Maryland) </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson River School </li></ul>
  5. 5. Changes in the Curriculum 9 th Grade <ul><li>Environmental Biomes </li></ul><ul><li>Droughts/Hurricanes Vs. Tsunamis/Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Court Hearings – Baker vs. Carr, Latino Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Federalists Papers particularly #10, #39,and #5 </li></ul><ul><li>Intense Vocabulary Focus </li></ul>
  6. 6. Changes in the Curriculum Across the Grades 6-12 <ul><li>Vocabulary Knowledge in all subjects areas has increased (Geography, World History, Texas History, American History) </li></ul><ul><li>Court Cases have been added in all American History Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Figures have been added in all subject areas (Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Sam Walton, Billy Graham) </li></ul><ul><li>Chicano Mural Movement, Latino Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered Species Act & Environmental Protection Agency </li></ul>
  7. 7. Changes in the Exam <ul><li>Increase in the number of Questions (45-60) </li></ul><ul><li>Question Layout – One Paragraph/Chart with a question set </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking/Analysis Questions vs. Memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Why did “this” happen? Vs. When did “this” happen?, What was the results? (Louisiana Purchase) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges New and Old <ul><li>Create Anticipatory Sets for the beginning of the each class </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that new material is covered </li></ul><ul><li>Create word walls for each subject </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Time </li></ul><ul><li>Resources (Training & Monetary) </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting Change </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Studies Goals <ul><li>95% passing rates 8-10 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>95% Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>95% Hispanics </li></ul><ul><li>100% Exit TAKS </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplary Status for Social Studies </li></ul>