Social Studies News

December 2015

PRECISION REVIEW

The Social Studies Precision Review of the Standards is underway. The tentative timeline is as follows:


October

Working Committees meet to revise the standards;


November

Advisory and Academic Committees meet to review the changes to the standards. The revised standards go to the State Board for posting for 60 days. The finalized standards go to the State Board for approval.


During the 2016-2017 school year the Georgia Department of Education will be working on assessments, creating resources and delivering professional development.


During the 2017-2018 school year the revised standards will be implemented by Georgia teachers.

TEXTBOOK/RESOURCE ADOPTION

The textbook/resource adoption for social studies will begin once the precision review is completed and the newly revised standards are adopted.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


NEH Summer Institute: Courting Liberty

http://sites.gsu.edu/nehcourtingliberty/



Decision Making and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (5th and 8th grade teachers)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By February 1, 2016

Workshop Location: Metro Atlanta RESA, Smyrna, GA

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Economies in Transition – Europe (6th grade teachers)

Thursday, January 7, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By January 5, 2016

A one-day workshop for sixth-grade teachers where participants explore the economic challenges faced by Europe and the European Union. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of substitutes reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Workshop Location: Rome City Schools, Rome, GA


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Modern Cuba at a Crossroads (6th and 9th-12th grades)

Thursday, January 28, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By January 26, 2016

A one-day workshop where high school teachers learn more about Cuba, its economy and people, the ongoing embargo, and the numerous economic challenges it now faces in light of a changing political landscape. Teachers will hear from experts who recently spent time touring the country and meeting with Cuban entrepreneurs, officials, and educators. This workshop has no registration fee, materials provided, substitute reimbursement available, and lunch included.

Workshop Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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Discover Georgia Economic History Inside The Millennium Gate (8th grade)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By February 5, 2016

A one-day workshop for eighth-grade teachers on Georgia economic history and economic concepts at The Millennium Gate, a classically-styled monumental arch located inside Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, historically called "The Gate City." Inside is a unique museum showcasing Georgia’s and Atlanta’s history with historical artifacts, family heirlooms, exacting replicas and sophisticated interactive video technology. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Workshop Location: Millennium Gate Museum, Atlanta, GA

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Georgia Economic History (8th grade)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By March 14, 2016

A one-day workshop for eighth-grade teachers with interactive lessons on Georgia economic history and economic concepts found in the GPS. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Workshop Location: Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

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Economics and Government (9th-12th grades)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By January 13, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Georgia Council on Economic Education invite U.S. government teachers to learn how to incorporate the National Archives' Center for Legislative Archives' lessons into their courses. Joining us from the center will be outreach supervisor Charles Flanagan. Attendees will participate in interactive lesson demonstrations covering a variety of different topics and strategies to teach the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the legislative branch, lobbying and the federal budget process, and the constitutionality of a central bank. Keynote speaker Christopher Wlezien, who is the University of Texas Hogg Professor of Government, will discuss his research featured in the book "The Timeline of Presidential Elections." Breakfast and lunch will be provided. GCEE will provide substitute reimbursement. Teachers are responsible for their travel and parking expenses. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required, and space is limited. To register, please visit: https://frbatlanta.org/forms/education/workshops-events/2016/0120-atl.

Workshop Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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Personal Finance 9-12

Tuesday, February 2, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By: January 29, 2016

The Georgia Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta invite you to a workshop showcasing strategies for teaching Personal Finance to high school students. The workshop will include the new Building Wealth in the Classroom lesson plans with interactive PDF files and the recently redesigned Building Wealth publication (now available on iPad). Additional lessons will be shared demonstrating how insurance works and credit worthiness. Each participant will receive lunch, substitute teacher reimbursement, digital copies of lessons, and four personal finance posters. There is no registration fee.

Workshop Location: Marietta City Schools, Marietta, GA

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Advanced Placement: Selected Topics in Micro and Macro (9th-12th grades)

Friday, February 12, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By February 10, 2016

A one-day workshop led by experienced AP economics teachers and exam readers, with no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Workshop Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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Social Media Strategies for Your High School Economics Class

Wednesday, February 17, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By February 15, 2016

A one-day workshop where high school teachers examine, and participate in, activities designed to help implement various social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook into their economics classrooms. This workshop has no registration fee, materials provided, substitute reimbursement, and lunch included.

Workshop Location Berry College, Rome, GA

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The Atlanta Braves Move to Cobb County (9th-12th grades)

Thursday, March 17, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By March 15, 2016

A one-day workshop for high school economics teachers that focuses on the Atlanta Braves upcoming move to Cobb County. This workshop will examine the potential economic impact of the Braves in Cobb County, the supply and demand for tickets at SunTrust Park, the factors and incentives that convinced the Braves to leave the city of Atlanta, how to budget for a family trip to SunTrust Park, and investment options for players on the Atlanta Braves roster. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Workshop Location Berry College, Rome, GA

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SAT REDESIGN

Did You Know the PSAT and SAT will provide students with an Analysis in History/ Social Studies score?

The October PSAT and the redesigned SAT®, asks students to apply their reading, writing, language, and math skills to answer questions in science and history/social studies contexts. These skills are the same ones people use every day in their jobs and in their lives when they read and analyze information (both text and data) about recent discoveries, political developments, global events, and health and environmental issues. For more information including sample questions go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/analysis-science-history-social-studies.pdf

Northwest Regional Social Studies Fair

Saturday, Jan. 30th 2016 at 7:30am

KSU Continuing Education Center 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144


Entry forms must be postmarked by January 15, 2016.


Sponsored by the GCSS. http://www.gcss.net/site/page/view/georgia-social-studies-fair


Contact JoAnn Wood at jsjoannwood@gmail.com for more information.

National History Day Contest

Sunday, June 12th 2016 at 8am

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States

College Park, MD