Motivation
    In Social Studies
Using generalizations and
creative, parallel histories.
★Depth & Complexity
★Content Imperatives
★Universal Concepts
“appropriately
differentiated
  classroom
material, activities,
projects, products,
 homework, and
   assessments
complex
 enough
abstract
enough
open-ended
  enough
multifaceted
   enough
stretch in
 knowledge,
thinking, and
production.”
        Carol Ann Tomlinson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tolomea/
Abstract Idea
                                       Standards




http://www.flickr.com/photos/tolomea/
A Challenge




http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcquain2/
A universal concept
connects information
within, between and
across subjects or
disciplines.     Kaplan & Gould
          ...
Universal Concepts




        Kaplan & Gould, The Flip Book,Too
Universal Concepts
    Change                 Systems

 Relationships            Structure

Interdependence            Con...
Universal Concepts
    Change                 Systems

 Relationships            Structure

Interdependence            Con...
POWER
POWER
Math   Writing   Science    Social
                           Studies
POWER...
can be seen or unseen
POWER...
can take many forms
POWER...
can be taken or given
CHANGE
Math   Writing   Science    Social
                           Studies
Change...
can be positive or negative
Change...
is necessary for growth
Change...
leads to additional change
Deductive Lesson
Change        Systems

 Relationships    Structure

Interdependence   Conflict

    Order          Power

    Change       ...
Inductive Lesson
Subject-Specific
Generalizations
Example Themes
Example Themes
“Civilization begins with order,
grows with liberty, and dies in
     chaos.” - Will Durant
Example Themes
Example Themes

“Quality writing is clear,
 correct, and concise.”
Example Themes
Example Themes

 “Power can be
seen or unseen.”
“Over time, rules can be outgrown.”
“Over time, rules can be outgrown.”
“Unique perspectives are worth protecting.”
Abstract Idea




Picture by RuTemple http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtds/122385899/
Photo by Dndavis http://www.flickr.com/photos/dndavis/3914340738/




                          Forms A Story
Guides Instruction




http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepphoto/3942501025/
Reusable Idea
How?
connects with standards
connects with standards
captures big idea
connects with standards
connects with standards
captures big idea
connects with standards
useful in future
   captures big idea
connects with standards
Depth & Complexity
 Content                           Universal
Imperatives                        Concepts



           ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                           Universal
Imperatives                        Concepts




     Sayin...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                           Universal
Imperatives                        Concepts



           ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                        Universal
Imperatives                                  ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                       Universal
Imperatives                                   ...
4th Grade
TX Social Studies
  “Big Idea Of
  Curriculum”
Social Studies, Grade
4(a)  Introduction.
1)  In Grade 4, students examine the
history of Texas from the early
beginnings ...
(2)  History. The student
understands the causes and
effects of European
exploration and colonization
of Texas and the Wes...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                           Universal
Imperatives                        Concepts




     Sayin...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                     Universal
Imperatives                                  Con...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                             Universal
Imperatives             ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                             Universal
Imperatives             ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                             Universal
Imperatives             ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                               Universal
Imperatives           ...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                                                                          Universal
Imperatives...
A convergence of
points of view leads to
 new points of view.
A convergence of
points of view leads to
 new points of view.
                  Change over time
                 leads to...
A convergence of
points of view leads to
 new points of view.
                  Change over time
                 leads to...
Depth & Complexity
 Content                           Universal
Imperatives                        Concepts



           ...
Generate Themes For
  Your Curriculum
Generate Themes For
     Your Curriculum
Writing
Generate Themes For
     Your Curriculum
Writing


          Science
Generate Themes For
     Your Curriculum
Writing             Social Studies


          Science
Generate Themes For
     Your Curriculum
Writing             Social Studies


          Science                    Reading
Effects Of Theme
Effects Of Theme
Planning Lessons
Tools of early humans
Tools of early humans

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”
Tools of early humans

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”




Tools are the ...
Effects of surplus
Effects of surplus




Surplus frees up time and
  leads to new liberties
Effects of surplus

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”



 Surplus frees up ...
Effects of surplus

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”



 Surplus frees up ...
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great




Alexander took advantage of
    the chaos in Greece
Alexander the Great

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”



Alexander took ad...
Alexander the Great

“Civilization begins with order, grows with
         liberty and dies in chaos.”



Alexander took ad...
Assessment
Student
Understanding
Parallel Histories
Parallel Histories
What?
Why?
How?
Motivation
High Level Of
Interaction With
    Content
Creativity & Talents
Culminating
 Activity
Huge Idea
Piece By Piece
Connect to standards.
           Keep it rigorous.
Not just a creative project.
                 http://www.flickr.com/phot...
Byrdonia
Theme
Theme


           estions
        Qu
Theme


               estions
            Qu




Standards
My Sample
6.1.2. Identify locations of
communities that populated
the regions of the world.
Describe how humans
adapted to a variety...
Civilization begins with order, grows
    with liberty, and dies in chaos.
  What is the        What is the         How di...
Civilization begins with order, grows
    with liberty, and dies in chaos.
  What is the        What is the         How di...
What is the effect of geography
    on your civilization?
  Since we are located near
  the coast, Byrdonians have
 come t...
What is the effect of geography
    on your civilization?
  Since we are located near
  the coast, Byrdonians have
 come t...
What is the origin of tools in
     your civilization?
Because of our dependence
on the ocean for food, we
developed fishin...
What is the origin of tools in
     your civilization?
Because of our dependence
on the ocean for food, we
developed fishin...
How did geography and
  technology converge to create
   a surplus in your civilization?
In Byrdonia, we developed a surpl...
How did geography and
  technology converge to create
   a surplus in your civilization?
In Byrdonia, we developed a surpl...
5th Grade TX
     US History
(3)  History. The student understands the
events that led from the Articles of
Confederation to the creation of the U.S.
C...
Subject theme




5th grade standards...
4th Grade TX
     Texas History
(2)  History. The student understands the causes
and effects of European exploration and
colonization of Texas and the Wes...
Subject theme




4th grade standards...
2nd Grade TX
    Local Community
(1)  History. The student understands the
historical significance of landmarks and
celebrations in the community, state, an...
Subject theme




2nd grade standards...
Integrate Across Disciplines
4th Grade Science
 The students know that Earth consists of
useful resources and its surface is constantly
               ...
2nd Grade Science
(10)  Science concepts. The student knows
that the natural world includes rocks, soil,
water, and gases ...
Defense
International Paintings           Plate
   Studies                      Tectonics
                 Technology
   A...
Work Time :)
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  • say hi.
    who are you guys? knowledge level?
  • Are we familiar with these?
  • The plan: BIG PICTURE within our curriculum
    1. universal concepts (all subjects)
    2. subject specific generalizations (specific to one)
    3. parallel history for s.s. motivation (specific to ss)
  • For gifted learners, an appropriately differentiated classroom will
  • have material, activities, projects or products, homework, and assessments
  • that are complex enough, abstract enough, open-ended enough, and multifaceted enough



  • to cause gifted students to stretch in knowledge, thinking, and production.
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • We need to jam all the details of subjects into abstract, open-ended, generalizations
  • This is hard! Our curriclum & texts won’t help us! Find ways to differentiate for our students. One way to promote abstract, open-ended, multifaceted thinking - UNIVERSAL CONCEPTS

  • List of universal concepts developed by Kaplan and Gould.
    BIG ideas. span several disciplines.
    let’s take POWER
  • List of universal concepts developed by Kaplan and Gould.
    BIG ideas. span several disciplines.
    let’s take POWER
  • Should go across all disciplines. How do we see power across the disciplines? Math? Science, Social Studs?
  • Use big idea icon as an organizer to discuss/introduce universal concepts. An example of DEductive reasoning. We go big to small. I hear that in TX people have an accent. I notice details that support this.
  • Concept can be used in a sentence to form a generalization. More specific, but still abstract and multifaceted.
  • used/abused - think across disciplines - discuss application. Put in DEDUCTIVE organizer again. Prove this using... sci, math, etc.
  • taken/given/earned - think across disicplines
  • Use big idea icon as an organizer to discuss/introduce universal concepts.

  • when true across disc?

  • deductive reasoning using one of these generalizatoins. Think about what we could apply it to. A story, a unit in science, all disciplines, P.E.? use artwork to practice going deductive
  • Develop some “generalizatios” for the various themes using your worksheet”
  • use artwork to find examples of power...
  • use an existing generalization, create you own. Add it to the wall!
  • we’re going to do this using conflict
    1. brainstorm ALL conflict... keep going despite silence
    2 . now lets categorize - lots of freedom here
    3. develop a statement using the labels you cook up.
  • WHY ever do this? ABSTRACT, OPEN ENDED, creative, useful for later, put on wall and use with activities later in the year.
    Conflict statements used throughout Language Arts.
  • althogh multi-disciplinarian, some apply *very nicely* to a certain subject. In this case, I like to frame the year around that statement. Creating a subject-specific theme.
  • quote started the idea for me
  • considering what I want to emphasize in writing throughout the year
  • directly took from list of generalizations fit PERFECTLY with CA 6th earth science


  • Why Use A Subject Specific Theme?

  • Forms A Story - especially in Social Studies
  • Guides Instruction - helps me plan and prepare. As Tomlinson said “go beyond facts”
  • Large enough to be used in future study
  • To Develop A Meaningful, Useful, Standards-friendly Theme?
  • Rubric: naturally. easy to check this with our standards in text, etc
  • how do we know BIG IDEA? Check “standards introduction” for subject within grade level, use big standards, use expert knowledge.
  • how do we know BIG IDEA? Check “standards introduction” for subject within grade level, use big standards, use expert knowledge.
  • Not too specific, since this should apply perhaps to futur within subject or even across - ABSTRACT
  • Not too specific, since this should apply perhaps to futur within subject or even across - ABSTRACT
  • Not too specific, since this should apply perhaps to futur within subject or even across - ABSTRACT
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • How do come up with it? here’s a graphic organizer (frame). In the middle I’m thinking - big ideas. along the sides: four ways to differentiate and come up with a “theme” - this is simply a method. Veterans, you can probably whip this up in your head :)
  • You have packet...
  • One tool I used is the Standards “introduction” - here is an excerpt from TX Grade 5
  • Also, the “big” standards are helpful to see a larger picture of what you’re teaching. Natch, use your own expert knowledge.
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • here are some ‘big’ standards - 4th grade soc sci. I see change, new p.o.v., convergence, effects, conflict, etc
  • some possible themes to develop around 4th grade social studies
  • some possible themes to develop around 4th grade social studies
  • some possible themes to develop around 4th grade social studies
  • 15 min to create a theme for your subjects...
  • share: “writing “ science “ etc
  • share: “writing “ science “ etc
  • share: “writing “ science “ etc
  • share: “writing “ science “ etc
  • Effect on planning my lessons. Focuses, causes me to see subject through a lens.
  • Effect on planning my lessons. Focuses, causes me to see subject through a lens.












  • focused, repeatable... prove HIGH LEVEL thinking
  • Repetition of theme...
  • students develop their own ‘state’ ‘country,’ ‘land,’ parallels curriculum. origin: social science theme, can we duplicate this pattern? Mrs. Williams’ class.
  • students develop their own ‘state’ ‘country,’ ‘land,’ parallels curriculum. origin: social science theme, can we duplicate this pattern? Mrs. Williams’ class.
  • students develop their own ‘state’ ‘country,’ ‘land,’ parallels curriculum. origin: social science theme, can we duplicate this pattern? Mrs. Williams’ class.
  • fun. didn’t foresee the rivalries and relationships that would form. puts history at kids viewpoint. FIRST DAY OF school!
  • creation - higher level thinking skill, far right on bloom
  • pure creation; incredible what students come up with! encourage use of talents!
  • great end of unit activity which you’ll see soon
  • little by little, we’re building an awesome end-of-year project. open house.
  • In 5th grade, was un rigorous. Dad made me mad with river suggestion.
  • equip and organize! tried first year. disaster. taken me & colleagues a couple years to org. this long term project. composition books used as record keeping for each student’s “land.”
  • the KEY! Unit worksheet. Keeps it focused, manageable, and rigorous. Generate three questions based around the standards we covered. All of it goes under the theme.
  • the KEY! Unit worksheet. Keeps it focused, manageable, and rigorous. Generate three questions based around the standards we covered. All of it goes under the theme.
  • the KEY! Unit worksheet. Keeps it focused, manageable, and rigorous. Generate three questions based around the standards we covered. All of it goes under the theme.
  • the KEY! Unit worksheet. Keeps it focused, manageable, and rigorous. Generate three questions based around the standards we covered. All of it goes under the theme.
  • fun. didn’t foresee the rivalries and relationships that would form. puts history at kids viewpoint. FIRST DAY OF school!
  • a standard from my first unit. early humans. I want my students to think fluently about the ideas we learned about. what would their origin be like?
  • my first unit’s questions. Note they are high level thinking skills, utilize d/c and c/i. really push my kids.
  • my first unit’s questions. Note they are high level thinking skills, utilize d/c and c/i. really push my kids.
  • my first unit’s questions. Note they are high level thinking skills, utilize d/c and c/i. really push my kids.
  • my answers for Byrdonia.
  • my answers for Byrdonia.
  • the real NUT of what I’m looking for.

  • what are three questions we might ask to guide our students towards developing a || history of early Texas?



  • what are three questions we might ask to guide our students towards developing a || history of early Texas?


  • not beyond the young kids; imagine creating your own holidays and landmarks?
  • what are three questions we might ask to guide our students towards developing a || history of early Texas?


  • Across Disciplines - science? - Earth science
  • Develop landscape, erosion, river for students along with land?
  • Develop landscape, erosion, river for students along with land?
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.
  • discuss my end of year implementation of this.

  • Parallel Histories: Social Studies

    1. 1. Motivation In Social Studies Using generalizations and creative, parallel histories.
    2. 2. ★Depth & Complexity ★Content Imperatives ★Universal Concepts
    3. 3. “appropriately differentiated classroom
    4. 4. material, activities, projects, products, homework, and assessments
    5. 5. complex enough
    6. 6. abstract enough
    7. 7. open-ended enough
    8. 8. multifaceted enough
    9. 9. stretch in knowledge, thinking, and production.” Carol Ann Tomlinson
    10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tolomea/
    11. 11. Abstract Idea Standards http://www.flickr.com/photos/tolomea/
    12. 12. A Challenge http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcquain2/
    13. 13. A universal concept connects information within, between and across subjects or disciplines. Kaplan & Gould The Flip Book, Too
    14. 14. Universal Concepts Kaplan & Gould, The Flip Book,Too
    15. 15. Universal Concepts Change Systems Relationships Structure Interdependence Conflict Order Power Change Patterns Kaplan & Gould, The Flip Book,Too
    16. 16. Universal Concepts Change Systems Relationships Structure Interdependence Conflict Order Power Change Patterns Kaplan & Gould, The Flip Book,Too
    17. 17. POWER
    18. 18. POWER Math Writing Science Social Studies
    19. 19. POWER... can be seen or unseen
    20. 20. POWER... can take many forms
    21. 21. POWER... can be taken or given
    22. 22. CHANGE Math Writing Science Social Studies
    23. 23. Change... can be positive or negative
    24. 24. Change... is necessary for growth
    25. 25. Change... leads to additional change
    26. 26. Deductive Lesson
    27. 27. Change Systems Relationships Structure Interdependence Conflict Order Power Change Patterns
    28. 28. Inductive Lesson
    29. 29. Subject-Specific Generalizations
    30. 30. Example Themes
    31. 31. Example Themes “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies in chaos.” - Will Durant
    32. 32. Example Themes
    33. 33. Example Themes “Quality writing is clear, correct, and concise.”
    34. 34. Example Themes
    35. 35. Example Themes “Power can be seen or unseen.”
    36. 36. “Over time, rules can be outgrown.”
    37. 37. “Over time, rules can be outgrown.” “Unique perspectives are worth protecting.”
    38. 38. Abstract Idea Picture by RuTemple http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtds/122385899/
    39. 39. Photo by Dndavis http://www.flickr.com/photos/dndavis/3914340738/ Forms A Story
    40. 40. Guides Instruction http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepphoto/3942501025/
    41. 41. Reusable Idea
    42. 42. How?
    43. 43. connects with standards
    44. 44. connects with standards
    45. 45. captures big idea connects with standards
    46. 46. connects with standards
    47. 47. captures big idea connects with standards
    48. 48. useful in future captures big idea connects with standards
    49. 49. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts Big Idea of Curriculum Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    50. 50. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    51. 51. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts Earth Science Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    52. 52. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts water primary shaping force of landscapes heat moves from warmer objects to cooler objects movement of plates Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    53. 53. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts water primary shaping force of landscapes Power heat moves from warmer objects to cooler objects Change movement of plates Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    54. 54. 4th Grade TX Social Studies “Big Idea Of Curriculum”
    55. 55. Social Studies, Grade 4(a)  Introduction. 1)  In Grade 4, students examine the history of Texas from the early beginnings to the present…Historical content focuses on Texas history including the Texas revolution, establishment of the Republic of Texas, and subsequent annexation to the United States…
    56. 56. (2)  History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and the Western Hemisphere. The student is expected to…
    57. 57. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    58. 58. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    59. 59. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    60. 60. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    61. 61. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    62. 62. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    63. 63. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    64. 64. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    65. 65. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    66. 66. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    67. 67. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    68. 68. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution Change political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Conflict Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    69. 69. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts similarities/differences of Native-American groups causes/effects of European exploration/colonization… causes/effects of the Texas Revolution Change political, economic, and social changes in Texas contributions of people of various racial/ethnic/religious groups people organized governments in different ways Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent Conflict Causes lead to unexpected effects. Expect the unexpected. Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    70. 70. A convergence of points of view leads to new points of view.
    71. 71. A convergence of points of view leads to new points of view. Change over time leads to paradoxes.
    72. 72. A convergence of points of view leads to new points of view. Change over time leads to paradoxes. New points of view create conflict.
    73. 73. Depth & Complexity Content Universal Imperatives Concepts Big Idea of Curriculum Sayings, Proverbs, & Quotes
    74. 74. Generate Themes For Your Curriculum
    75. 75. Generate Themes For Your Curriculum Writing
    76. 76. Generate Themes For Your Curriculum Writing Science
    77. 77. Generate Themes For Your Curriculum Writing Social Studies Science
    78. 78. Generate Themes For Your Curriculum Writing Social Studies Science Reading
    79. 79. Effects Of Theme
    80. 80. Effects Of Theme
    81. 81. Planning Lessons
    82. 82. Tools of early humans
    83. 83. Tools of early humans “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.”
    84. 84. Tools of early humans “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.” Tools are the origin of order
    85. 85. Effects of surplus
    86. 86. Effects of surplus Surplus frees up time and leads to new liberties
    87. 87. Effects of surplus “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.” Surplus frees up time and leads to new liberties
    88. 88. Effects of surplus “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.” Surplus frees up time and leads to new liberties
    89. 89. Alexander the Great
    90. 90. Alexander the Great Alexander took advantage of the chaos in Greece
    91. 91. Alexander the Great “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.” Alexander took advantage of the chaos in Greece
    92. 92. Alexander the Great “Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies in chaos.” Alexander took advantage of the chaos in Greece
    93. 93. Assessment
    94. 94. Student Understanding
    95. 95. Parallel Histories
    96. 96. Parallel Histories What? Why? How?
    97. 97. Motivation
    98. 98. High Level Of Interaction With Content
    99. 99. Creativity & Talents
    100. 100. Culminating Activity
    101. 101. Huge Idea Piece By Piece
    102. 102. Connect to standards. Keep it rigorous. Not just a creative project. http://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/
    103. 103. Byrdonia
    104. 104. Theme
    105. 105. Theme estions Qu
    106. 106. Theme estions Qu Standards
    107. 107. My Sample
    108. 108. 6.1.2. Identify locations of communities that populated the regions of the world. Describe how humans adapted to a variety of environments and shelter.
    109. 109. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies in chaos. What is the What is the How did effect of origin of tools in geography and geography on your civilization? technology your civilization? converge to create a surplus in your civilization? 6.1.2. Identify locations of communities that populated the regions of the world. Describe how humans adapted to a variety of environments and shelter.
    110. 110. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies in chaos. What is the What is the How did effect of origin of tools in geography and geography on your civilization? technology your civilization? converge to create a surplus in your civilization? 6.1.2. Identify locations of communities that populated the regions of the world. Describe how humans adapted to a variety of environments and shelter.
    111. 111. What is the effect of geography on your civilization? Since we are located near the coast, Byrdonians have come to depend on fishing for food and boats for travel.
    112. 112. What is the effect of geography on your civilization? Since we are located near the coast, Byrdonians have come to depend on fishing for food and boats for travel.
    113. 113. What is the origin of tools in your civilization? Because of our dependence on the ocean for food, we developed fishing tools using reeds and bones from fish for hooks. .
    114. 114. What is the origin of tools in your civilization? Because of our dependence on the ocean for food, we developed fishing tools using reeds and bones from fish for hooks. .
    115. 115. How did geography and technology converge to create a surplus in your civilization? In Byrdonia, we developed a surplus by utilizing tools provided by our coastal civilization to improve the efficiency of our fishing and farming.
    116. 116. How did geography and technology converge to create a surplus in your civilization? In Byrdonia, we developed a surplus by utilizing tools provided by our coastal civilization to improve the efficiency of our fishing and farming.
    117. 117. 5th Grade TX US History
    118. 118. (3)  History. The student understands the events that led from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the U.S. Constitution and the government it established. The student is expected to: ★ (A)  identify the contributions of individuals including James Madison and Roger Sherman who helped create the U.S. Constitution; and ★ (B)  summarize the events that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
    119. 119. Subject theme 5th grade standards...
    120. 120. 4th Grade TX Texas History
    121. 121. (2)  History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and the Western Hemisphere. The student is expected to: • (A)  summarize reasons for European exploration and settlement of Texas and the Western Hemisphere;
    122. 122. Subject theme 4th grade standards...
    123. 123. 2nd Grade TX Local Community
    124. 124. (1)  History. The student understands the historical significance of landmarks and celebrations in the community, state, and nation. The student is expected to: ★ (A)  explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving ★ (B)  identify and explain the significance of various community, state, and national landmarks such as the county courthouse and state and national capitol buildings.
    125. 125. Subject theme 2nd grade standards...
    126. 126. Integrate Across Disciplines
    127. 127. 4th Grade Science The students know that Earth consists of useful resources and its surface is constantly changing. observe & identify slow changes to Earth's surface caused by weathering, erosion, and deposition from water, wind, and ice
    128. 128. 2nd Grade Science (10)  Science concepts. The student knows that the natural world includes rocks, soil, water, and gases of the atmosphere. The student is expected to: (A)  describe and illustrate the water cycle; and (B)  identify uses of natural resources.
    129. 129. Defense International Paintings Plate Studies Tectonics Technology Architecture Art Dramas Poetry Weather Religion Travel Brochures Mythology Plantlife Dioramas Music Biographies Clothing
    130. 130. Work Time :)

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