The Three (3) Structural Changes In The K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards. Pre-Assessment. What are the critical changes in how the new social studies essential standards have been written?. Begin with the basics:.
The Three (3) Structural Changes In The K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards
When you go back to your LEA or Charter School to start organizing how you plan to roll out your initial training with social studies teachers there are some basic components that you want to make sure everyone understands …
Slide Adapted from Arter, Judy, Jan Chappuis, Stephen Chappuis, and Richard Stiggins. Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right-Using It Well. Educational Testing Service, 2006.
that are important for understanding
the disciplines of social studies.
Click to see the consolidation of the 10 national strands into the 5 conceptual strands.
Time, Continuity & Change
Groups & Institutions
Groups & Institutions
Science, Technology & Society
People, Places & Environments
Civic Ideals & Practices
Power, Authority & Governance
Individual Development & Identity
Production, Distribution & Consumption
Practice Activity: Concept vs. Topic?Keeping in mind the attributes on the previous slide decide if these words are concepts or topics.
Supply and Demand
Manifest Destiny T
Computer Age T
Great Depression T
Supply and Demand C
Civil War C
Traditional Standards and Curriculum…
have beentopic-based and focused mostlyon the facts
History: Colonial Era, Lost Colony American Revolution,American Civil War
Cultural Geography: South America and Europe, Swahili, Aborigines, Buddhism
Civics & Economics: American Revolution, U.S. capitalism, Brown vs. Board of Education, mercantilism
Conceptual Standards and Curriculum… are concept-based andfocusedon “transferable ideas”
History: continuity and change, leadership, revolution, war, conflict
Cultural Geography: climate change, location, resources, environmental challenges, human migration, cultural development
Civics & Economics: scarcity, justice, freedom, authority, trade
“Concept-based instruction first requires that the teacher has made the mental shift from teaching to facts alone, to teaching to conceptual ideas using the facts as a supporting tool.”
The facts are a supportive tool…
Erickson, H.L. (2007). Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom. p.98.
Q. What are the critical changes in how the new social studies essential standards have been written?