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Grade 8: Standards, Instruction, and Assessment Grading Period Two. Susan Gasaway & Roger S. Thomas Social Studies Resource Teachers July 9, 8:30-11:30 s usan.gasaway @ jefferson.kyschools.us [email protected] http://gr8-ss-2ndsixweeks.wikispaces.com/.

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Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

Grade 8: Standards, Instruction, and Assessment Grading Period Two

Susan Gasaway & Roger S. Thomas

Social Studies Resource Teachers

July 9, 8:30-11:30

susan.gasaway @jefferson.kyschools.us

[email protected]

http://gr8-ss-2ndsixweeks.wikispaces.com/


Learning targets

Learning Targets

  • At the end of this session, Grade 8 teachers can plan engaging lessons using the KCAS 4.1 Social Studies Standards for Grading Period 2.

  • At the end of this session, Grade 8 teachers can identify and develop formative and summative assessments to assess student learning in social studies.


Overview of the session

Overview of the Session

  • KCAS 4.1 standards are the basis of instruction, not textbooks

  • The curriculum map’s learning targets are closely tied to the standards

  • Instruction ideas

    • Provide an overview for the students

    • Use TCI Resources

    • On-Line Resources

    • Use Multiple Intelligences

    • Book-in-an-Hour Strategy

  • Assessment needs to be formative, summative, and authentic

  • Collaborative lesson idea or assessment


Curriculum and standards

Curriculum and Standards

  • Curriculum vs. Curriculum Map

  • Program of Studies

    • Government and Civics

    • Cultures and Society

    • Economics

    • Geography

    • Historical Perspective


Kcas 4 1 social studies standards

KCAS 4.1 Social Studies Standards


Kentucky department of education

Kentucky Department of Education


Kcas 4 1 social studies standards1

KCAS 4.1 Social Studies Standards

How do the Big Ideas and the Organizers help us think about what we teach?


Social studies is

Social Studies is…

  • “…the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.”

    NCSS, 1994


Thematic strands of social studies

Thematic Strands of Social Studies

  • General Thematic Model for Teaching Social Studies

  • The Ten Thematic Strands of Social Studies

    • Culture

    • Time, Continuity, and Change

    • People, Places, and Environments

    • Individual Development and Identity

    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

    • Power, Authority, and Governance

    • Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    • Science, Technology, and Society

    • Global Connections

    • Civic Ideals and Practices


Understanding by design ubd

Understanding by Design (UbD)

  • UbD is designed to help develop and deepen students’ understanding of important ideas.

  • Three Stages

    • Desired Results

    • Evidence

    • Learning Plan

  • Curriculum Maps were created using elements of UbD


Curriculum maps were

Curriculum Maps were…

…Created to:

  • Address the content you are required to teach

  • Address the recommendations given by 8th grade social studies teachers

  • Capture the big picture in the daunting task of U.S. History instruction

  • Provide unit and topic breakdowns of the content

  • Provide student-friendly learning targets

  • Address deficiencies found in the 566 page Curriculum Audit


Curriculum audit quotes

Curriculum Audit Quotes

  • “To meet the new standards, I teach everything.” (Teacher)

  • “Up until this year we were teaching programs, not standards.” (Administrator)

  • “Teachers need more time for instruction as the curriculum is very wide instead of being deep. We are teaching large numbers of standards in a short amount of time.” (Teacher)

  • “Curriculum maps are frustrating because of the time it was rolled out to teachers. We’re getting them unit by unit or grading period by grading period and the district won’t share drafts.” (Administrator)

  • “Curriculum is anybody’s game here. It is all over the place.” (Administrator)

  • “It is great the way the district is developing curriculum maps.” (Teacher)

  • “The new curriculum hasn’t changed what we will teach. We take the state’s lead of what to teach.” (Administrator)


Revised grade 8 curriculum map

Revised Grade 8 Curriculum Map

Many of the adjustments were called for by the CMA!

Other adjustments were based on teacher feed-back!


Revised grade 8 curriculum map1

Revised Grade 8 Curriculum Map

The Units are Bookmarked! Control-Click on the Unit you want to go to in the map!


Revised grade 8 curriculum map2

Revised Grade 8 Curriculum Map

The role of Assessments!

160 days of instruction!

Fewer Learning Targets!


Kcas 4 1 social studies standards2

KCAS 4.1 Social Studies Standards

A one-page list of KCAS 4.1 for 8th Grade


Alignment between kcas 4 1 and learning targets

Alignment between KCAS 4.1 and Learning Targets

Which content standard has language closest to this learning target?


Alignment between learning targets sspa q s

Alignment between Learning Targets & SSPA Q’s

  • I can explain how geography and the purposes for settlement influenced the governments, cultures, and the economics of the three colonial regions.


What does this mean for our social studies proficiency assessments

What does this mean for our Social Studies Proficiency Assessments?

  • “Teachers are encouraged to use daily formative and summative assessments in classroom…

  • May or may not be using CASCADE, no decisions have been made…

  • Make-up and structure of test has not been determined at this point…

  • It is still the principal’s decision on when and how to use the district assessments…”


Grade 8 social studies instruction

Grade 8 Social Studies Instruction

  • Overview of Content

  • Use of TCI

  • On-line Resources

  • Use of Multiple Intelligences

  • Book-in-an-Hour Strategy


Revised grade 8 curriculum map3

Revised Grade 8 Curriculum Map

Remember this slide?

These are the Units

of the Curriculum!

How do we pace our instruction to teach it all?

The Units are Bookmarked! Control-Click on the Unit you want to go to in the map!


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

If you need more time to effectively teach a topic, try to borrow it from within the Unit Duration.


Revised grade 8 curriculum map4

Revised Grade 8 Curriculum Map

This is a lot to teach!

You could easily teach any of these units for an entire semester!

The Units are Bookmarked! Control-Click on the Unit you want to go to in the map!


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

Is there an over-arching framework we can use to help students learn and make sense of U.S. History?


Heroes

HEROES!

  • EXPLORE EXAMPLES OF HEROES

  • EXPLORE THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

  • GIVE STUDENTS CHOICE WITHIN EXPECTATIONS

  • ASSESS THEIR UNDERSTANDING


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

Heroes

By Ann Reed

What can I learn from you –

Your lifetime and what you’ve been through?

How’d you keep your head up and hold your pride?

In an insane world how’d you keep on trying?

One life can tell the tale

If you make the effort you cannot fail

By your life you tell me it can be done

By your lives the courage to carry on

Heroes – here like a friend

To clear a path our light a flame

As time goes you find you depend on your heroes

To show you the way – Heroes

What can I learn from you?

That I must do the things I think I cannot do

That you do what’s right by your heart and soul

It’s the imperfections that make us whole

One life can tell the tale

If you make the effort you cannot fail

By your life you tell me it can be done

By your lives the courage to carry on

Heroes – here like a friend

To clear a path our light the way

As time goes you find you depend on your heroes

To show you the way – Heroes

Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Hepburn, Sally Ride

Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Annie Sullivan, Gertrude Stein

Coretta Scott King, Amelia Earhart, Lillian Helman, EarthaKitt

Sacagawea, Ella Fitzgerald, Golda Meir, Dorothy Dix

Louisa May Alcott, Billie Jean King, Emily Dickinson, Lucy Stone

Margaret Sanger, Clara Barton, Billie Holiday, Julliet Low

Elizabeth Blackwell, Rosa Parks, Lena Horne, Beverly Sills

Barbara Jordan, Helen Keller, Indira Gandhi, Agnes de Mille

Corazon Aquino, Gloria Steinam, Rachel Carson, Joan of Arc

Babe Zaharius, Marlene Dietrich, Anne Frank, Simon de Beauvoir


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

HERO PRESENTATIONS AND A QUICK EXTENDED RESPONSE ITEM AS FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS.


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

HAVE THE EXPECTATION THAT STUDENTS WILL NOT JUST LOOK TO THE “DEAD WHITE MEN” AS POTENTIAL HEROES TO EXPLORE.


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

WRITTEN SUMMARIES

MAPS & CHARTS

TEACHING POSTERS

2D & 3D ART

POETRY & LYRICS

SONGS

PLAYS & SKITS

DANCE

POWERPOINT


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

THE OVERVIEW IS COMPLETE AS THE STUDENTS DO THEIR FINAL PRESENTATION ON THEIR OWN HERO FROM ANY TIME OR PLACE.


Susan gasaway roger s thomas social studies resource teachers july 9 8 30 11 30

AS A SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT, I ASKED STUDENTS TO WRITE A PERSONAL ESSAY ANSWERING THE QUESTION, “WHO IS A HERO?” USING THEIR HERO AS THE MAIN EXAMPLE.


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