Elementary Social Studies Specialist
March 2, 2017
The Elementary Social Studies Adoption Committee reconvened to continue their work. They reviewed the C3 framework (College, Career and Civic Ready) which emphasizes common language and inquiry-based learning. Big Ideas K-5 were established and consensus was reached. The committee began their work on developing compelling and supporting questions for each Big Idea. Next steps will involve reviewing and confirming compelling and supporting questions and evaluating materials that support this work.
December 15, 2016
The Elementary Social Studies Adoption Committee met for the first time on December 15, 2016. This committee will be recommending curriculum for implementation in 2018-19. Norms were established, the charter was shared and the "most" for consensus decision-making was agreed upon. The group reviewed input from parent and teacher surveys, identifying trends and perspectives. The idea of using an equity lens and culturally responsive instruction was shared, discussed, and validated by the group. State standards and the C3 framework (college, career and civics) were explored and research was used to provide guidance for future decisions. We began the work of identifying "Big Ideas", K - 5.