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Common Core for Citizenship Alignment Guide

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Common Core for Citizenship Alignment Guide

  1. 1. Common Core for CitizenshipNew Resource for ELA/Civic Education Alignment California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Hyatt Orange County March 2, 2012 Presented by Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D. Frances L. (Cricket) Kidwell, Ed.D.Consultant III, History-Social Science and Assistant Superintendent English Language Arts Trinity County Office of Education Los Angeles County Office of Education cfkidwell@tcoe.org Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu Marshall Croddy Vice-President, Constitutional Rights Foundation California Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools marshall@crf-usa.org
  2. 2. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  3. 3. 21st Century Skills Framework21st Century Themes – Global Awareness – Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy – Civic Literacy – Health LiteracyInformation, Media & Technology Skills – Information Literacy – Media Literacy – ICT LiteracyLife & Career Skills – Flexibility & Adaptability – Initiative & Self-Direction – Social & Cross-Cultural Skills – Productivity & Accountability – Leadership & Responsibility
  4. 4. CreativityCritical Thinking and Problem Partnership Collaboratio Solving for 21st n Century Skills Communication
  5. 5. P21 MembersPartnership for 21st Century Skills Strategic Council Members
  6. 6. AB 250 Curriculum Support and Reform Act Chaptered Into Law - October 8, 2011(8b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this act, to do all of thefollowing: (1) Develop a curriculum, instruction, and assessment system to implement the common core state standards that intentionally does both of the following: (A) Focuses on integrating 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, as a competency-based approach to learning in all core academic content areas, including English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, science, health education, visual and performing arts, and world languages. (B) Promotes higher order thinking skills and interdisciplinary approaches that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry, and problem-based learning to provide contexts for pupils to apply learning in relevant, real-world scenarios and that prepare pupils for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
  7. 7. Connections to the Past – Civic Action Today! Why is this important? Benefits of civic learning: 81% of high school dropouts said they would have been less likely to do so if there were more opportunities for experiential learning. Students who receive both www.civicmissionofschools.org traditional and interactive civics score highest on assessmentsStudents who receive effective civic learning are: and demonstrate high levels of More likely to vote and discuss politics at home 21st century skills like critical Four times more likely to volunteer and work on thinking, understanding news, community issues and work ethic. More confident in their ability to speak publicly and Schools with civic learning communicate with their elected representatives. programs are more likely to be “safe, inclusive, and respectful.”
  8. 8. “Literacy is the key word here, because the teaching of history should have reading and writing at its core… This means teaching students to be informed readers, writers, and thinkers about the past as well as the present— a goal all parties should be able to embrace. Our democracy’s vitality depends on it.” -Sam Wineburg“Reading proficiency isn’tin and of itself the magic key tocompetence. It’s what readingenables us to learn and to do thatis critical…” -E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
  9. 9. www.lacoe.edu/historysocialscience http://commoncore.lacoe.edu
  10. 10. Grades K-2 Building a Foundation Language for Civic Reading Literacy Grades 9-12 Civil Liberties and the Civic Grades 3-5 Common Good Action Our American in a Constitutional for Today Democracy DemocracySpeaking and Writing Grades 6-8 Listening The Historic Road to Civic Literacy
  11. 11. Reading Standards for Literature, Grades 3-5Our American Democracy: Grades 3-5 Yertle the Turtle By Dr. Seuss
  12. 12. Reading Standards for Literature,Grades 3-5OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
  13. 13. Reading Standards for Literature,Grades 3-5OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
  14. 14. Reading Standards for Literature,Grades 3-5OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
  15. 15. Reading Standards for Literature, Grades 3-5 KEY IDEAS AND DETAILS CRAFT AND STRUCTUREINTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS
  16. 16. Reading Standards forInformational Text KEY IDEAS AND DETAILS CRAFT AND STRUCTUREINTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS
  17. 17. Speaking and ListeningWriting Research to Build and Present Knowledge Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  18. 18. Reading Standards for Informational Text Code of Hammurabi Grades 6-8 THE RISE OF DEMOCRATIC IDEALS Magna CartaThe Qur’an Twelve Tables of Roman Law
  19. 19. Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grades 9-12 CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE 20TH CENTURY REDEFINED
  20. 20. Connections from the Past – CIVIC ACTION TODAY!
  21. 21. “Democracy cannotsucceed unless those whoexpress their choice areprepared to choose wisely.The real safeguard ofdemocracy, therefore, iseducation.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

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