Getting Familiar with the Revised Social Studies Standards. Jared Myracle Supervisor of Instruction, 9-12 Gibson County Special School District Social Studies Content and Resources Tennessee Department of Education [email protected] @ JaredMyracle.
2012-2103 school year
Team of Tennessee educators served on the committee
Feedback from hundreds of Tennessee educators
State and national models
Improved flow of course sequence and structure
Simplified the structure of each standards document
Increased the rigor of “leading verbs”
Increased opportunities for literacy connections and uses of complex texts
Meaningful incorporation of Tennessee History
Not “common core” for social studies
Integrate literacy expectations into the content
Equity of experience
Strong foundation, not a ceiling
Previous Course Sequence
New Course Sequence
Previous Credit Requirements
New Credit Requirements
Elective course offerings are the same with the exception of Modern History (content covered in required course) and addition of World Geography
6th, 7th, 8th, World History and Geography (HS), and U.S. History and Geography (HS), Ancient History (HS), and African American History (HS) are organized chronologically
Economics, U.S. Government and Civics, Psychology, Sociology, Contemporary Issues, and World Geography are organized thematically
What are the most important distinctions between Kindergarten and 1st grade, and 1st grade and 2nd grade?Scaffolding of Skills in Early Grades
What other questions would be beneficial for vertical planning teams or PLCs?
Based on the changes in the 6th and 7th grade standards,
what opportunities and challenges do you see?
What needs to take place to limit repetition of content in 7th grade during the first year of implementation?
What opportunities and challenges do you see for high school social studies teachers?
Essential to backwards plan a curriculum map and build in the sources referenced
Instead of using texts as a supplemental resource, need to use them as foundational part of instruction
How can I teach “Progressivism” through excerpts of the “the Jungle” and other documents?
No changes on TCAP/EOC in 2013-2014
New assessment currently in development
Literacy components will play a greater role
Updates/Edits for 14/15 Kindergarten and 1
Errors, typos, etc. will be cleaned up before 14/15 school year, so feel free to email!