Council Rock School District Academic Standards Committee November 3, 2011 Social StudiesAnna Rabberman Althea Tomlinson
Mission Statement The Council Rock Social Studies curriculum strives to integrate the social sciences in preparing students to become informed global citizens. Students analyze the change and continuity in the human condition through time and across cultures. Learning is promoted through skill integration designed to prepare students to function in a democratic society in a diverse interdependent world.
Overview • How have these initiatives enriched student understanding of Social Studies?
Curriculum • Rationale • New scope and sequence • Keystone Exams • Civics and Government
Elementary : Tales of the Towpath • How has Tales from the Towpath enriched student understanding of Social Studies? • http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/talesofthetowpath/
Elementary : Mid- Atlantic Simulation • How has the Mid-Atlantic Simulation enriched student understanding of Social Studies? • Mr. Jim Kinkead, grade 4, Sol Feinstone Elementary
Transportation in the 1800’s Horse & wagon Mule & boat The value of improved infrastructure as the Erie Canal is built. Enriching an understanding of American History
Children have the following experiences: Fill out loan applications Borrow money Become an entrepreneur seeking profit Enriching an understanding of Economics
Students have a stake in the information they are learning. They get to choose the path they’ll take in an effort to succeed. They have an opportunity to experience real world risks in the safety of a classroom. The highly motivating atmosphere of a simulation is FUN!
Middle Level: Electronic Classroom • How has the electronic classroom enriched student understanding of Social Studies? • Mr. Bob McCarthy, Department Chair, grade 7, Newtown Middle School
Elements of the ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM EPITAPHS BIOPOEMS WORDLES SCRAPBOOKS POSTERS
High School Highlights • How has National History Day enriched student understanding of Social Studies?
High School Highlights • How has Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society enriched student understanding of social studies?
High School Highlights • Advanced Placement • CR mean above stateand national