Social Studies Summer 2008 Curriculum Projects

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Social Studies Summer 2008 Curriculum Projects

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

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