Social Studies @ LEISD

K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Update

Remaining Cadre Dates for 2014-2015

Grades K-02

Last Cadre of the year was February 26th from 3:45-5:00 @ Zellars


Grades 03-05

April 9th & May 14th from 3:45-500 @ Zellars


Grades 06-08

May 11th from 4:15-5:30 @ Zellars


Grades 09-12

April 13th from 4:45-6:00 @ LEHS room 1215

K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Updates

Kinder

Unit 06: Important People in History has been extended to 3/20. Feel free to move ahead if you feel your students are ready.


Units 07 & 08: Patriotic Symbols and Being Patriotic in my Community will span from 3/16 to 5/1. RUBRIC POSTED!


Unit 09: Thinking Like a Geographer will span from 5/4-6/4.

Grade 01

We are finishing up Unit 06: Historical Figures that Shaped our Community and are moving into Unit 07: Meeting our Basic Needs & Goods and Services. Unit 07 spans from 2/23-4/3. RUBRIC POSTED!


Unit 08: Physical and Human Characteristics of Geography spans from 4/6-5/1 and finally


Unit 09: Technology Changes our Lives will span from 5/4-6/4.

Grade 02

Your assessments for the remainder of the year will be Common Authentic Assessments using the provided rubrics. Please see details in the email sent on 2/13.

Currently there is a Common Authentic Assessment Rubric posted for Unit 06 and I will be posting one for Unit 07, Units 08 & 09 combined, and a final one for Unit 10.

Unit 07 assessed with the provided rubric the week of 3/23


Unit 08 instruction from 3/30 to 4/17 (progress checks/formative assessment with feedback along the way)


Unit 09 instruction from 4/20-5/15


Units 08 & 09 will be assessed together using the provided rubric the week of 5/10


Unit 10 instruction from 5/18-5/29 and assessed between 5/25 and 6/5 using the provided rubric.

Grade 03

Your assessments for the remainder of the year will be Common Authentic Assessments using the provided rubrics. Please see details in the email sent on 2/13.

There is currently a rubric posted for Unit 05 in the Common Authentic Assessments Folder.

Unit 06 instruction from 2/2-2/27 with assessment using provided rubric between 2/23 and 3/2.

Unit 07 instruction from 3/2-4/17 with assessment using provided rubric between 4/13-4/20.


There will be 4-6 Social Studies questions on the Mathematics Unit Assessment over Personal Financial Literacy. The Social Studies TEKS that are assessed on the Math test will not be on the Common Authentic Assessment Rubric.

Unit 08 instruction from 4/20-5/22 with assessment using provided rubric between 5/18 and 5/25.

Unit 09 instruction from 5/25-6/4. Unit 09 assessment will be optional for Grade 03.

Grade 04

For the remainder of the year you will be provided with rubrics for Common Authentic Assessment as well as two additional required multiple-choice District assessments.

You will not be required to put data related to Common Authentic Assessment in Aware for the remainder of the school year. Please read the email sent on 2/13 for more details and important information about what to expect in the future.

You will also be required to administer the final two District multiple choice assessments.


Unit 06 will be assessed using the provided authentic assessment rubric by March 6th.


Unit 07 instruction from 3/16-4/17. This unit has been extended to 25 days.

Unit 07 will be assessed with a District multiple-choice assessment the week of 4/13.


Unit 08 & 09 instruction from 4/20-5/29 assessed with both a Common Authentic Assessment rubric and a District multiple-choice assessment. The rubric and multiple-choice test will assess different standards. The authentic assessment can happen at any time within the window for instruction and the multiple-choice test will be administered the week of 5/25.

Grade 05

For the remainder of the year you will be provided with rubrics for Common Authentic Assessment as well as two additional required multiple-choice District assessments.

You are encouraged to be creative with authentic assessment using the support and rubrics provided. You will not be required to put data related to Common Authentic Assessment in Aware for the remainder of the school year. Please read the email sent on 2/13 for more details and important information about what to expect in the future.

You will also be required to administer the final two District multiple-choice assessments.


Unit 06 will be assessed using the rubric provided by 3/6.


Unit 07 instruction from 3/16-4/17 assessed with a District multiple choice the week of 4/13.


Unit 08 & 09 instruction from 4/20-6/5 assessed with both a Common Authentic Assessment rubric and a District multiple-choice assessment. The rubric and multiple-choice test will assess different standards. The authentic assessment can happen at any time within the window for instruction and the multiple-choice test will be administered the week of 5/25.

Grade 06

Unit 06 North Africa & Southwest Asia is wrapping up now and will be assessed the week of 3/2.

Unit 07 South & East Asia will begin 3/16 and will be assessed between 4/6 and 4/13.

Unit 08 Southeast Asia will begin 4/13 and be assessed the week of 5/4.

Unit 09 Australian Realm will begin 5/11 and be assessed between 5/25 and 6/4.

Grade 07

Unit 06 is wrapping up now and will be assessed the week of 3/2.

Unit 07 OIL! will begin 3/16 and will be assessed using the Common Authentic Assessment Rubric provided between 4/6 and 4/13.

Unit 08 Texas in the War Years will begin 4/13 and be assessed with a district multiple-choice test between 5/4 and 5/11

Unit 09 Contemporary Texas will begin 5/11 and be assessed with a district multiple-choice test between 5/25 and 6/4.

Grade 08

Unit 06 is wrapping up now and will be assessed by 3/6.


Unit 07 The Civil War and Intro to Reconstruction will begin 3/16 and be assessed by 4/3.


STAAR Prep will begin March 30 and last until April 20th. The Grade 08 US History STAAR is April 21st.


Unit 08 Reconstruction and Beyond will begin 4/22 and will be assess between 5/25 and 6/4.

Grade 09/10

Unit 08 Revolutions has just begun and will be assessed by 4/10.


Unit 09 The World at War will begin 4/13 and be assessed between 5/4 and 5/15.


Unit 10 The Contemporary World will begin 5/18 and be assessed by 6/1.

Grade 11

Unit 06 The Post War America is underway and will wrap up by 4/8 with an assessment that week.


US History EOC Prep will begin by 4/13 and continue until the test on May 4th.

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Units 07 & 08 will begin 5/5 and will be assessed the week of 5/25.

Grade 12

Economics:

Unit 03 Micro & Macro is underway and will be assessed the week of 3/16.


Unit 04 Government Economic Policy Over Time will begin 3/23 and be assessed the week of 4/17.


Unit 05 Personal Finance & Planning for the Future will begin 4/20 and be assessed the week of 5/25.


Government:

Unit 03 Congress & the Legislative Branch is underway and will be assessed the week of 3/16.


Unit 04 The Presidency & the Executive Branch will begin 3/23 and be assessed the week of 4/17.


Unit 05 Civil Liberties, American Culture & the Judicial Branch will begin 4/20 and be assessed the week of 5/25.

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