Social Studies Scoop
A Monthly Bulletin for 6-12 Social Studies Teachers in CCS
In this edition:
- Professional Learning: Get ConnectED in CCS: Empowering Learners
- Professional Learning: Middle School Content Experts PD
- Curriculum and Instruction: State Standards Revision Transition
- Ohio's State Tests: Edulastic Assessments for American History & American Government
- Ohio's State Tests: Level-Up Newsletters
- Student Programs: EVERFI Scholarships
- Student Programs: Spring Debate
- External Professional Development: Gilder Lehrman WW I Workshop
Middle School Content Experts PD 2019
In session 1, we began by sharing about our formative experiences as social studies students. Teachers shared stories about classes that inspired them and shaped their thinking about social studies education. (See images below.)
Session 2 focused on strategies to meet disciplinary thinking skills for History. Teachers used the Diamond Nine strategy to analyze causes of the Civil War and the Fall of the Roman Empire.
Still to come: Solving Economic Mysteries (session 3), Geoliteracy (session 4) and Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles (session 5).
Remaining Content Expert meetings will be held: March 12, April 9, and May 7. All meetings are 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Southland Center, 3700 S. High Street. A make-up session will be held on April 16.
Curriculum & Instruction
State Standards Revision
Transition to the revised standards will take place over a period of three year (including this current school year). State Tests in American History and American Government will continue to be aligned to the 2010 standards through the 2019-2020 school year.
CCS will use the following transition timeline:
- 2019-2020 - Revised (2018) Standards for Social Studies 6, 7, 8, and Modern World History 9 - Revised Curriculum Maps and Clear Learning Targets published in summer 2019.
- 2020-2021 - Revised (2018) Standards for American History 10 and American Government 11 - Revised Curriculum Maps and Clear Learning Targets published in summer 2020. State Tests aligned with 2018 Standards.
Ohio's State Tests
New Edulastic Assessments for American History and American Government
- 1.1 Historical Thinking and Skills
- 1.2 Historic Documents
- 2.1 Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization
- 2.2 The Progressive Era
- 2.3 Jim Crow and the Great Migration
- 3.1 American Imperialism and World War I
- 3.2 Post-World War I
- 4.1 Social Change in the Roaring Twenties
- 4.2 The Great Depression
- 5.1 U.S. Entry in World War II
- 5.2 The American Home Front
- 6.1 Cold War America
- 7.1 Postwar Boom
- 7.2 The Civil Rights Movement
- 7.3 Migration and Immigration
- 7.4 The New Frontier, Great Society, and Role of Government
- 8.1 Globalization and American Foreign Policy
- 1.1 Public Policy and Civic Involvement
- 1.2 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and the Media
- 1.3 Civic Participation and Skills
- 2.1 Basic Principles of the Constitution
- 2.2 Federalists and Anti-Federalists
- 2.3 The Bill of Rights
- 3.1 Three Branches of Government
- 3.2 Ohio's State and Local Governments
- 4.1 Rights and Responsibilities
- 4.2 Evolution of the Constitution
- 4.3 Civil Rights
- 5.1 Fiscal Policy
- 5.2 Monetary Policy
Spring HS Policy Debate Competition
- Resolved: The Columbus City School District should reduce the number of schools it operates.
For resources and registration information, check out the Spring 2019 Debate folder: https://tinyurl.com/debatehsSpring19
EVERFI Financial Literacy Scholarships
National ed-tech leader, EVERFI, is in town and creating availability to connect with teachers/ counselors about a $2,500 scholarship opportunity for Columbus CIty Schools students grades 9-12 through Fifth Third Bank. Michelle, our local contact, is looking to visit each CCS high school to host a scholarship and financial literacy workshop for any and all interested students, in partnership with a teacher or guidance counselor. During this period-long workshop, she will help students complete activities on personal financial literacy, then ensure they are entered into the statewide scholarship contest before the session ends. This is open to grades 9-12 and EVERY student is eligible to participate. Michelle can do this on a small classroom level scale, or school-wide/grade-level wide- it is flexible!
Counselors/teachers, please contact Michelle Fugate at email@example.com or
614-596-9324 ASAP to reserve your scholarship workshop date.
External Professional Development
Gilder Lehrman World War I Workshop with Professor Hasan Jeffries
In honor of the centennial anniversary of America's participation in WWI, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the WWI National Centennial Commission for a full-day professional development session for Columbus, OH teachers on Saturday, March 9th.
Free breakfast, lunch, and classroom materials will be provided as well as a $40 participation stipend!
In the morning, you will hear a content lecture by Ohio State University Professor and author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, Hasan Kwame Jeffries. In the afternoon, you will dive into pedagogy and integrated literacy strategies with one of our Master Teachers.
Please register by clicking on the button on the top right. Note that the address you enter will be the one we send the stipend to 2-3 weeks after the workshop - please make sure you enter your correct, preferred address.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
When: March 9th, 2019 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM
Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215