The Social Studies team in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing high quality support to teachers and school leaders, students, and parents throughout the district. Through intentional and strategic planning, our goal is to help schools actualize the district’s vision of high-quality teaching and learning.
Vision of Social Studies Teaching and Learning
In our Social Studies classrooms, students will:
Work with a variety of primary and secondary sources
Regularly discuss and write about historical sources, grounded in evidence
Develop historical and geographical awareness
Own the thinking of the lesson
Effective Social Studies instruction requires research-based instructional practices, which include:
Thoughtful planned and executed lessons
Attention to both the skills-based Social Studies Practices and the content-based standards
Learning to construct evidenced based written and oral arguments supported by evidence
Daily integration of reading, writing, speaking, and listening to understand historical sources and express understanding
Teacher Resources – Click on the Curriculum Maps link found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.