C-FB Social Studies Milestones

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In History
  • First Day as Social Studies Director

    First Day as Social Studies Director
    A challenging choose-your-own-adventure . . .
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    C-FB Social Studies - The Journey

  • Blair Elementary

    Blair Elementary
    How DO you teach Social Studies to a Kindergartener? A fact-finding mission that ended with a request from teachers to integrate SS and ELA.
  • Teachers College RWP

    Teachers College RWP
    Immersion into the Reading and Writing Workshop - and with it came the realization that secondary social studies has a great deal to learn about reading and writing in the content areas.
  • Curriculum Writing - Year 1

    Curriculum Writing - Year 1
    First K-11 Curriculum Team
    - Clarifications for revised TEKS
    - New scope and sequence & year-at-a-glance
    - Culled old lessons
    - Updated elementary UbDs
    - Added learning targets aligned with a performance task
    - Found places to integrated elementary ELA & SS
    - MS & HS assessments (Common Unit Tests)
  • Thinking Through the End of Your Pencil...Every Day

    Thinking Through the End of Your Pencil...Every Day
    The Checklist
    Authentic Literacy
    Strategies Flip Ring:

    - Reading
    - Writing
    - Questioning
    - Social Studies Matters
  • Smokey Daniels

    Smokey Daniels
    Modeling Think Alouds (50 times!)
    Use coding
    Membership Grid & Social Skills
    Text Sets
    Reading Visual Images "My job is not so much to generate brand new ideas as it is to spread rare but promising practices to a wider audience."
    Text-on-Text
  • First Social Studies Monday

    First Social Studies Monday
  • Finished last of 58 common district assessments

    Finished last of 58 common district assessments
  • Curriculum Writing - Year 2

    Curriculum Writing - Year 2
    Historical Thinking Matters - Sam Wineburg's Website
    Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer? - Bruce Lesh's book Curriculum Work:

    - Blueprints based on Susan Brookhart's work
    - Bundled TEKS into Learning Targets
    - Revising Assessments & UbD framework for Secondary
    - 11th US miracle
    - Lessons and Assessments for Elementary
    - 2nd, 4th, 7th , & 10th underway
  • 5th Grade Pull-Out - Social Studies Alive!

    5th Grade Pull-Out - Social Studies Alive!
    All campuses received teacher materials, a class set of textbooks and excellent training by Monica Thorpe and Steve Sonksen. 5th grade team created!
  • World History Happiness #1

    World History Happiness #1
    Collaborating to prepare for the WH EOC
    - Unit 3: Post-Classical Era
  • 8th Grade Pull-Out #1

    8th Grade Pull-Out #1
    Amelliorating Pacing Crisis - agreed to meet again in the spring to see how the year went
  • TCSS Conference

    TCSS Conference
    8 Teachers attended Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference and brought back terrific ideas to share with their colleagues.
  • World History Happiness #2

    World History Happiness #2
    Unit 4 - Connecting Hemispheres
  • 7th Grade Pull-Out #1

    7th Grade Pull-Out #1
    Readjusted Pacing Calendar & Units
    Agreed to use DBQ Project for 3 summatives
    Texas State Historical Association - Steve Cure
    - Shared resources & info about upcoming conferences
    Historical Investigation - Derik Hulsebus
    Map & lesson resources - Tina Melcher's wikispaces site
    http://tinamelcher.wikispaces.com/Texas+History
  • World History Happiness #3 + 3 World Geo

    World History Happiness #3 + 3 World Geo
    Unit 5 - Revolutions & World Geography Collaboration
  • Elementary Curriculum Day #1

    Elementary Curriculum Day #1
    Developing lessons for 3rd 9 weeks
  • Elementary Curriculum #2

    Elementary Curriculum #2
    Developing lessons for 3rd 9 weeks
  • MSSSA - Vertical Alignment

    MSSSA - Vertical Alignment
    Plano, Denton, & Lewisville Coordinators shared their year of work: K-5/8 Vertical Alignment & K-5 Glossary
  • World History Happiness #4

    World History Happiness #4
    Unit 6 - 20th Century
  • World Geography Curriculum

    World Geography Curriculum
    Curriculum Writers - Assessments, Unit & planned for WG Pull-Out on March 8
  • 7th Grade Pull-Out #2

    7th Grade Pull-Out #2
    DBQ Project & Reading and Writing Strategies
  • Elementary Curriculum #3

    Elementary Curriculum #3
    Developing 4th 9 weeks lessons
  • Elementary Curriculum #4

    Elementary Curriculum #4
    Developing 4th 9 weeks curriculum
  • World Geography Pull-Out #1

    World Geography Pull-Out #1
    Update onEOC Item Analysis, Planned Final Exam, Looked at latest CUTs,One Minute Map, REading & Writing Strategies
  • 6th Grade Pull-Out #1

    6th Grade Pull-Out #1
    Vertical Alignment & Reading/Writing strategies - will follow up with 9th grade Curriculum writers on May 21st