National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (2010 edition)
NCSS announces the publication of the revised national curriculum standards for social studies: National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
The revised standards, like the earlier social studies standards published in 1994, continue to be stuctured around the ten themes of social studies. However, the revised standards offer a sharper focus on:
Questions for Exploration
Knowledge: what learners need to understand
Processes: what learners will be capable of doing
Products: how learners demonstrate understanding
The revised standards also include:
Enhancements in the descriptions of the ten themes and the associated learning expectations
The addition of new descriptions of standards-based class practices to time-tested descriptions that were included in the original edition of the standards
A stronger focus on student products and their assessment
An updated list of essential social studies skills and strategies, including literacy strategies
This issue of _Social Studies and the Young Learner_ (November/December 2010) offers vibrant examples of how elementary students and their teachers "appreciate the importance of active citizenship."
Teaching Reading with the Social Studies Standards: Elementary Units that Integrate Great Books, Social Studies, and the Common Core Standards
Edited by Syd Golston and Peggy Altoff
NCSS Bulletin 112...