Social Studies PTSA Presentation 2008

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Social Studies PTSA Presentation 2008

  1. 1. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT <ul><li>LONGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL </li></ul><ul><li>2007 -2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Daniel Tapia </li></ul><ul><li>Department Chair </li></ul>
  2. 2. To provide our youth with a sense of the past and an understanding of the ideals on which political, economic, and social development has been based.  Through this framework they can develop the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making that will enable them to meet creatively and intelligently   the challenges of a changing world and become lifelong learners. SOCIAL STUDIES MISSION STATEMENT
  3. 3. Graduation Requirements <ul><ul><ul><li>4 Years of Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years of Global History 9th and 10th grade-Regents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Year of United States History-Regents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 Year of Economics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 Year of Public Policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passing Score of 65 on Both Regents </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2007-2008 Courses <ul><li>Global History 9 & 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Regents </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>World History </li></ul><ul><li>9 & 10 </li></ul><ul><li>10th Grade Humanities Block </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 periods of Social Studies and English (A day-B day) </li></ul>10 th Grade Global Studies
  5. 5. 11th Grade US History <ul><li>Regents US History </li></ul><ul><li>(Regents given June, August and January) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>US History </li></ul><ul><li>(AP Exam in May) </li></ul>2007-2008 Courses
  6. 6. 12th Grade Electives <ul><li>PUBLIC POLICY </li></ul><ul><li>Issues In Government </li></ul><ul><li>(Regents and Honors) </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Peers Reaching Out </li></ul><ul><li>Facing History & Ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Model Congress Honors </li></ul>2007-2008 Courses
  7. 7. 12 Grade Advanced Placement Electives <ul><li>Psychology-Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>European History-Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Economics-Regents Advanced Placement Economics </li></ul>
  8. 8. Longwood Social Studies Reaches out to Community Resources <ul><li>Guest speakers include: </li></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Local Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Secret Service </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Counseling Agency </li></ul><ul><li>United Farm Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Legislators </li></ul>
  9. 9. Field Trips <ul><li>Longwood High School Social Studies Classes have visited: </li></ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. (Princeton Model Congress / Facing History </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA (Freedom Trail) </li></ul><ul><li>Temple Judea </li></ul><ul><li>Riverhead Correctional Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish Heritage Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Les Miserables (AP world) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Smart Boards and Multi-Media Projectors are mounted and used in EVERY Social Studies Classroom!
  11. 11. <ul><li>Grade level teams meet weekly to improve and reflect on teaching practice </li></ul><ul><li>Improving upon the successful relationship with the English Department through the Humanities Block </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities Project creates strong connection between Social Studies, English and the Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a cross-curricular relationship with the LOTE Department. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Inclusion Training between Social Studies Teachers and Special Ed. Teachers. </li></ul>Common Planning Leads to Success
  12. 12. Initiatives Set Forth by the Social Studies Department <ul><li>Analyze Regents results to ensure that our curriculum closely aligns with NYS Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing current course materials in an effort to choose the most appropriate new text books </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing Online Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Registering students to vote / Field trip to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in the review of the relevancy and / or implementation of new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the Social Studies Website which is broken down by grade </li></ul><ul><li>Building upon the shared file drive </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Lap Top Computer Carts in common planning </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Future Technologies such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class to class connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Student created Presentations </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Support Technological Innovation <ul><li>The Social Studies department is leading the new effort to transform the Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room into an instructional environment that mirrors that of the nations leading universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some changes to the LGI Room include: </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of new carpet </li></ul><ul><li>Repair of all desks and chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of new sound suppressing panels </li></ul><ul><li>State of the Art Computer </li></ul><ul><li>High Definition Projector </li></ul><ul><li>2 LCD Monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Technology </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fostering Success in Our Teachers <ul><li>AP Teachers In Psychology and World History Chosen to Grade AP Exams on a National Level </li></ul><ul><li>World History Teacher Chosen as a New York State Regents Item Writer, DBQ Committee and Range Finding Committee </li></ul><ul><li>World History Teacher Presents at SUNY-Stony Brook technology Fair </li></ul><ul><li>AP Teacher participates in Harvard Model Congress </li></ul>
  15. 15. Growth in Advanced Placement Classes
  16. 16. Growth in Advanced Placement Classes Since 2004 -2 Students AP Psych 107 AP Psych 106 AP Psych 96 AP Psych 109 62 Students AP US 11 105 AP US 11 95 AP US 11 78 AP US 11 43 33 Students AP World 10 114 AP World 10 114 AP World 10 87 AP World 10 81 53 Students AP World 9 110 AP World 9 92 AP World 9 74 AP World 9 57 GROWTH 2007 / 2008 2006 / 2007 2005 / 2006 2004 / 2005
  17. 17. Global History Regents
  18. 18. Global History: Long-term Growth Percentage at Levels 3 and 4 (65% and higher)
  19. 19. US History Regents Results
  20. 20. U.S. History & Government Regents: Long-term Growth Percentage at Levels 3 and 4 (65% and higher)
  21. 21. The Social Studies Department at Longwood High School would like to thank the community, Central Office Administration, Building Administration and the Board of education for your continued support of the Programs that benefit the students at Longwood! Thank you!!!!!!!!
  22. 22. We would like to thank you for the support…

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