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Title: Differentiated Instruction


1
Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills
Social Studies Workshop November 2, 2010
Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne
Boulevard Miami, Florida
2
Agenda
  • A quick overview of new standards
  • Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in
    Social Studies (NGSS-SS)
  • Pacing Guides
  • EOC End of the year course examinations
  • Co-curricular programs and competitions

3
Social Studies CBC current curricula until 2012
  • Components
  • I. Geographic Understanding
  • II. Historical Awareness
  • III. Civic Responsibility
  • IV. Economic Understanding
  • V. Cultural Awareness
  • VI. Global Perspective
  • These components or unifying themes, are found
    in all courses, grades K-12.

4
Current Social Studies Curriculum
  • 8th U.S. History
  • 9th World History
  • 11th American History
  • 12th Government/ Economics
  • A wide-range of electives are also offered at the
    middle and senior high levels e.g., law studies,
    psychology, sociology.
  • K- My Family and Others
  • 1st Families Far and Near
  • 2nd Communities
  • 3rd Our Cultures
  • 4th Florida History
  • 5th U.S. History
  • 6th Geography
  • 7th Civics

5
Social Studies Curriculum beginning 2012
school year
K Living, Learning, and Working
Together 1st Grade Our Community and
Beyond 2nd Grade Who We Are As Americans 3rd
Grade The U.S. Regions and Its
Neighbors 4th Grade Florida Studies 5th
Grade U.S. History- up to 1850
6
Social Studies Curriculum beginning 2012
school year
6th Grade World History- Early Civilizations to
the Ancient and Classical Civilizations of
Africa, Asia, and Europe. 7th Grade
Civics 8th Grade U.S. History- Exploration to
Reconstruction
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Social Studies Curriculum beginning 2012
school year
9th Grade - World History - Middle Ages to the
Present (typically taught in the 9th grade) 11th
Grade U.S. History - Reconstruction to the
Present Day 12th grade) - Economics - Study of
Macro and Micro Economics (typically taught for ½
year in 12th grade).
8
Social Studies 2012
  • Summer 2012
  • New materials in schools
  • Beginning of School Year 2012
  • Next Generation Sunshine State
  • Standards will be in full effect.

9
At a glance changes for 2012
  • The following social studies courses and grade
    level course descriptions can be downloaded from
    the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills
    website, http//socialsciences.dadeschools.net/,
    under Curriculum Documents- NGSSS-SS Course
    Descriptions.
  • Grades K-3
  • Grade 6- World History
  • Grade 9- World History and
  • Grade 11- U.S. History.
  • Teachers teaching these grade levels/courses
    should access the new benchmarks to begin
    infusing them into their social studies
    instruction where appropriate.

10
How is the District preparing for change
  • New Social Studies Pacing Guides are now
    available for the following grade levels/courses
    and should be used to guide instruction as the
    official District Curriculum
  • 4th Grade- Florida Studies
  • 5th Grade- U.S. History (Exploration through
    1850)
  • 7th Grade- Civics
  • 8th Grade- U.S. History (Exploration through the
    Civil War)
  • 12th Grade- U.S. Government
  • 12th Grade- Economics
  • New Guides can be downloaded from the Division
    of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
    http//socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under
    Curricular Document- NGSSS-SS Pacing Guides.

11
CBCS vs. New Pacing Guides
  • CBCS
  • Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9
  • New Pacing Guides
  • Grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12

12
Methodology
  • Textbook by Glencoe (Reading)
  • Graphic Organizers (Writing)
  • Online Websites (Researching)
  • Video Streaming (Evaluate)
  • Interactive Learning (Participate)

13
1 Hook Activity Pre-Assessment (Culture)
  • Rags to Riches Game
  • Materials (web-site)
  • And Clear Report Covers with colored insert for
    student responses.
  • Go to http//www.msbrownlee.com/

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Raise up your Answers!
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Raise Up your answer!
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Now we need guidance
18
2 Arrange Groups (of 4)
  • Good Prior Knowledge
  • Some Prior Knowledge
  • No Prior knowledge

19
Reading Strategies
  • Culture Wheel Handout (L1)
  • Main Ideas Details Chart (L2)Pdf.
  • Guided Reading Handout (L3)Pdf.
  • Venn Diagram Handout (L3)

20
Keep students on the computer
  • Most Microsoft Word files can be converted to a
    PDF File.
  • Convert fill-in documents to PDF .
  • Use With
  • Current events
  • Reports
  • Handouts

21
Turn Files into PDF
22
1 Culture Wheel
23
2 Reference Research, and, main idea details
24
3 Putting it all together
25
Lets take another look at the class web
site www.msbrownlee.com by www.teacherweb.com
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Do you use Current Events?
Turn them into PDF files!
29
Create a theme for your current events
  • Human Rights Around the World
  • Students must use one of these
  • Amnesty International
  • UNICEF Organization
  • The Peace Corps
  • Reuters Foundation

30
RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
  • www.dadeschools.net
  • DISCOVERY EDUCATION
  • AND
  • THE VIRTUAL LIBRARY

31
Discovery Education Lessons are linked to
  • The Next Generation
  • Sunshine State Standards

32
Discovery is on the Employee Portal
33
Create Folders Assignments!
34
Plan your clips ahead of time
35
Lets examine some clips found on Discovery
Education
  • Cultures Similarities Differences

36
More specifically
  • Geography Culture

37
Excellent for scaffolding on-going activities
This is a writing research activity.
38
Discovery Education is a source for teachers
students
  • Lesson Plans
  • Print-Outs
  • Maps Images
  • Videos
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • The Next Generation Standards

39
This is what a writing activity might look like.
40
You create the details.
41
Discovery has many features
42
Discovery Education can be used to
  • Enhance Learning
  • Reach non-English Learners (in closed captioning,
    too)
  • Supplement learning
  • Improve Critical Thinking and
  • It gives the students control of their learning!

43
Another Tech Tool
  • Back to
  • www.dadeschools.net
  • Virtual Library to
  • Facts on File
  • World Geography

44
Dade County VIRTUAL LIBRARY
45
Countries Cultures
46
Online Textbooks offer free interactive
activities.
47
Glencoe -Vocabulary Flashcards
  • Begin Using Resources

48
Start a Blog!
49
Our Blog Categories are
  • Geography/Travel
  • We the People
  • The Execution Tsar Nicholas the Royal Family (a
    primary source document)

50
These activities will help your students
  • Improve Civic Participation
  • Build Character
  • Become Active Learners
  • Improve English
  • Improve Critical Thinking
  • Find flexible learning opportunities to suit
    their interests.

51
Students have a wide range of Product Options
  • EXPOSITORY NARRATIVE WRITING
  • BLOGS
  • REPORTS
  • COMMENTARIES
  • PROJECTS
  • CURRENT EVENTS

52
The Web sites used in todays presentation
  • Dadeschools.net
  • Virtual Library
  • Facts on File

Discovery Education
53
Other sites used...
  • Ms. Brownlee's World Geography Class by
    www.TeacherWeb.com
  • Quia- Interactive learning
  • http//www.glencoe.com/

54
The End. Thank You!
55
Contact Information
  • Ms. Patricia Brownlee
  • Lake Stevens Middle School
  • Pbrownlee_at_dadeschools.net
  • Phone 305.725.5744
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