History Through a Child’s Eyes. David Van Twistern University of Phoenix MAT531 – Constructs and Assessment: History and Social Sciences Ronita Scott April 20, 2007. Assessment Background.
David Van Twistern
University of Phoenix
MAT531 – Constructs and Assessment: History and Social Sciences
April 20, 2007
Note: Ensure your speakers are turned on to hear the excepts from the student interviews associated with each of the five pictures.
Question: Now that you have ordered all of the pictures from oldest event to newest event, can you tell me what things, in each picture helped you determine the correct order?
Question: What I mean is what specific things helped you. What about the people in the picture, things in the background, the setting, where this picture was taken, anything that you see that gave you the idea that this picture of this event happened more recently than this one (the assessor points to the Pilgrim landing picture and then the laying of the last rail photograph).
1869 – Promontory Point, Utah – Laying the last rail of the transcontinental railway. Photo by Andrew J. Russell - Utah State Historical Society (US National Archives, n.d.)
1906 -Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir (US National Archives, n.d.)
Rumtek Monastery Youth, Tibet
Those specific strand not sufficiently covered are:
Surprisingly, an elementary school that had been thought of as having a broad based social science curriculum appears to be, based the two students interviewed, following the lead of other public schools by reducing the emphasis placed on the importance of a well-rounded education. It seems this is not intentional, only practical in light of the current demands made of teaches and school districts by NCLB and the drive to improve education for all children and performance in language arts, math and science.
What must therefore be done is to redesign or restructure the teaching model making the various disciplines’ boundaries less distinct and maximizing cross-curricular integration.
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