6th Grade Social Studies Network
Implementing the NEW MC3 Configuration
Description of PD Series
This series is designed to introduce teachers to a new organizational structure and methods for teaching the Michigan social studies content expectations for middle school. These materials for sixth grade situate student learning in a global context as students explore social studies concepts and issues.
Through these sessions teachers will deepen their own content knowledge, explore problem-based curricula materials, and examine lessons demonstrating best practices in the teaching of social studies. All lessons and materials integrate the ELA Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies providing additional time in the school day to develop students’ literacy skills.
What Teachers Will Receive
Hard copy of all units, lessons, and supplemental material
Access to extra teacher-made materials including Power Points
Trade books used to teach lessons
Direct instruction from authors of the curriculum
Instruction on how to integrate the ELA Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies
A set of SCECHs for Sessions 1-3; A set of SCECHs for Sessions 4-6
A full meal for each evening session