Social Studies Scoop
A Monthly Bulletin for 6-12 Social Studies Teachers in CCS
Preparing students for success in college, career, and civic life
In this edition:
- Curriculum & Instruction: Census Statistics in Schools, April 1, 2019
- Curriculum & Instruction: Financial Literacy State Requirements
- Curriculum & Instruction: EVERFI Blended Learning Platform
- Curriculum & Instruction: Free Financial Literacy Curriculum and Lesson Plans
- Professional Development: Middle School Content Experts
- Professional Development: Reimagine Me Summer Conference
Curriculum & Instruction
Census Statistics in Schools Campaign, April 1, 2019
The Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition is working to promote participation and awareness about the census across the state on Monday, April 1, 2019, which is officially one year out from 2020 Census Day on April 1, 2020.
The Census Statistics in Schools Campaign is a partnership with education stakeholders across the state to encourage teachers of students in all grades to discuss the census and complete a Census Statistics in Schools activity.
CCS Social Studies recommends the following activities or lessons for 6-12 social studies:
For additional activities and warm-up, see the Census Statistics in Schools website.
Financial Literacy State Requirements
Topics to be addressed in financial literacy include:
- Financial Responsibility and Decision Making;
- Income and Careers;
- Planning and Money Management;
- Credit/Debt; and
- Risk Management and Insurance.
While there is no minimum amount of instructional time required, the time allotted should be sufficient enough to address each topic meaningfully.
The articles below highlight instructional resources to assist with financial literacy integration.
Click on the image to download a printable PDF File.
EVERFI Blended Learning Platform
EVERFI's virtual courses in Financial Literacy, Civics, and African American History are available free to CCS teachers and students. These courses provide engaging video tutorials, animations, and assessment activities. Student receive digital badges as they complete activities and earn a certificate for completing the courses.
EVERFI is sponsored by 5/3 Bank.
EVERFI Workshops and Scholarships
EVERFI Schools Manager, Michelle Fugate, is creating availability to connect
with counselors about a $2,500 scholarship opportunity for CCS students grades 9-12
through Fifth Third Bank. Michelle 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. Last semester, a student at Columbus Downtown High School was awarded a scholarship, and so we strongly encourage you to get your students involved again this semester!
Counselors/teachers, please contact Michelle Fugate at email@example.com or
614-596-9324 ASAP to reserve your scholarship workshop date.
Free Financial Literacy Curriculum and Lesson Plans
Practical Money Skills
- Click here for free lessons for all grade levels. No sign-in required.
Next Gen Personal Finance
- Click here to access Next Gen Finance lessons. All lessons and materials are in Google Docs format. Request a teacher account to access assessments.
National Endowment For Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program
Click here for free high school curriculum available in electronic or hard copy format. Create a free account to download or request copies.
Middle School Content Experts PD 2019
The Middle School Content Experts have held two PD meetings this year. Designed to help refine teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge, this year's program is focused on disciplinary thinking skills within the C3 Framework.
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.
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.
Solving Economic Mysteries was the focus of Session 3. Participants used the principles of the Handy Dandy Guide and Fifty Nifty Econ Cards to explain everyday economic situations at the historic Southland Mall Loews Theater. (See images below)
The final sessions for the year will focus on Civic Online Reasoning and Active Digital Citizenship (April 9) and Geoliteracy (May 7). A make-up session will be held on April 16. All meetings are 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Southland Center, 3700 S. High Street.
Reimagine Me Summer Conference