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C3 Resources. A Lively History Activity for Presidents' Day. A MiddleWeb Blog “Vote for me!

A Lively History Activity for Presidents' Day

Andrew Johnson! I’ve already been impeached. Twice! But I’ve learned my lesson!” When the two of us started our middle school history collaboration six years ago at our school, each social studies grade was in charge of leading a school-wide event for holidays. Historically, there had been an assembly that focused on the Presidential All-Stars: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, JFK, etc. Goals: Student leadership and engagement So we thought about what kind of educational experience we could facilitate for the middle school that would get the eighth graders to take a leadership role and would allow the sixth and seventh graders an opportunity to do more than sit and passively take in information.

In our brainstorming session, we imagined an event in which each eighth grader would take on the persona of a president and then campaign to be re-elected. The end result of this brainstorm has been a bit chaotic. Ohio's State Tests : Resources. Ohio's State Tests Portal Advanced Search Resource Types Student Practice Resources Student Tutorials and Tools English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Administration Manuals & Guidance Documents Online Systems Resources TIDE Support Documents User Guides Tutorials Technology Resources General Resources Reporting Resources OELPA Resources Student Practice Resources Tutorials Student Tutorials and Tools English Language Arts Mathematics Science.

Ohio's State Tests : Resources

Reading Like A Historian. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

Reading Like A Historian

Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading.

Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 73 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, initial 37 lessons of the world curriculum, and 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit: Grades 9-12. New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit: Grades 5-8. New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit: Kindergarten-Grade 4.

Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders? Michelle M.

Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

Herczog, Ed.D. President-Elect, National Council for the Social Studies This article originally appeared in the NSSSA Leader Newsletter Implementing new standards, any standards, calls upon teachers to update their practices, build content knowledge, acquire new resources, and prepare for new ways to assess student learning. It requires a great deal of work, time, and dedication – a “big lift” for many already overburdened with an ever-increasing list of responsibilities.

The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, like a number of other initiatives, calls upon social studies teachers to reexamine their instructional practices to enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines and build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills of students to become engaged citizens. Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - Simplifying the Common Core in Social Studies. Details Written by Mark Clements Over the past year I’ve had the great privilege of presenting my ideas regarding the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards in Secondary Social Studies classrooms for the Bureau of Education and Research (Click here if you'd like to read the workshop description on the BER website).

Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - Simplifying the Common Core in Social Studies

I took on the challenge of sharing this work with others because, frankly, I new it would incentivize me as a classroom teacher to dive in head over heels myself. I didn’t want somebody else telling me what the Common Core meant to me as a Middle School History teacher, I wanted to get elbow-deep in that stuff, get dirty and figure out what exactly it meant for my students, my classroom and my teaching. Inquiry Activities – C3 Social Studies. Teachers have been asking all the questions for way too long!

Inquiry Activities – C3 Social Studies

It’s time for students to start asking questions and taking ownership in their learning! Dimension One of the C3 Framework for Social Studies addresses the need for inquiry-based learning in the Social Studies classroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the C3 Framework or inquiry-based learning, you can check out this blog post to learn more. These are a few inquiry-based lessons I’m working on for the upcoming school year. Related Links – C3 Social Studies. Literacy Lesson Plans Reading Like a Historian (Stanford History Education Group) is a great website for innovative inquiry and literacy lessons that you can use in your classroom.

Related Links – C3 Social Studies

This is some of the best material out there that is ready-to-use in a Social Studies classroom. Lessons and Activities – C3 Social Studies. IDM Generator - C3 Teachers. Access the Generator online at The IDM Generator (online at is a platform for teachers to develop interactive inquiries that can then be completed online by students.

IDM Generator - C3 Teachers

The Generator supports teachers to create their own inquiries, share those inquiries with other teachers, and make inquiry assignments for their students to complete. The easy to use, web-based interface enables students to inquire about compelling questions, access disciplinary sources, and complete formative and summative tasks and exercises in taking informed action.

Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science. The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the six core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.

Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science

On December 16, 2015, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) adopted amendments to rules governing Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision (23 Illinois Administrative Code 1), which included the new Social Science Standards. The rulemaking became effective on January 27, 2016, and provides that school districts must fully implement the new standards by the 2017-18 school year. National Council for the Social Studies. Skip to main content Main menu Search form Home Leave blank for all.

National Council for the Social Studies

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. New York State K-12 Social Studies Field Guide. The Field Guide is another step in the process of equipping districts and teachers to make local curriculum decisions in Social Studies. The members of the Content Advisory Panel, as well as members of the Professional Standards & Practices Board for Teaching, have reviewed the field guide and made suggestions that have been incorporated into this version. The implementation of the Framework entails important shifts in instructional practices.

This Field Guide presents these shifts with explanations and includes an example unit. While it is not the only way that this particular unit might be designed, the essential elements of the Framework are included in its design. This unit is presented as guidance to the field, and it is not intended to be prescriptive or required. Resources for Colonial America. Maps Gallery. Interactive Historical Thinking Poster for Secondary Teachers.