NYSED has a spec grid for the Global History and Geography Transition examination on the Office of State Assessment website.
Here is a direct link to the spec grid: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ss/hs/ghg-transitionspecificationgrid.pdf
The spec grid is posted on the Office of State Assessment main page (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/) and on the Office of State Assessment’s social studies page (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ss/home.html).
In addition, NYSED wanted all teachers to know that the Performance Level Descriptors PLDs for the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography II have been posted on EngageNY. You can find the PLDs by going to the bottom of the page under “Downloadable Resources” via the following link: https://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exam-global-history-and-geography-ii
If you want to view the PLDs without downloading them to your computer, click the link that says “View PDF” to the right of the file name. If you want to download the PLDs, simply click the file name (“Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) for Global History and Geography II”).
The Castle Learning Social Studies team has great news for New York Global History & Geography I & II teachers who are getting ready to return to school and prepare your students for the Regents exam. Over the past year, we have been working on the new question types that are specifically based on the new framework and revised Regents exam. Read more at:
This is an exciting opportunity for a select number of youth to participate in the newly formed Youth Advisory Council which is being set up to advise the Syracuse Common Council regarding local legislation and its impact on young people.
The Mission of the Youth Advisory Council is to engage selected youth in the business of Government. Participating youth will have an opportunity to meet firsthand with lawmakers in City, County, Syracuse School Board, State Government, and Federal Government; review legislative proposals and advise lawmakers about issues important to Syracuse youth.
Information and Applications can be found on the City Hall Web site at www.syrgov.net/YAC/
The Everson Teen Arts Council is a partnership between the Everson and teens from Onondaga County, offering a safe platform for teens to share their voice, work with their peers and engage with the greater community. The Teen Council provides teens with dynamic leadership opportunities to create meaningful and relevant programs and exhibitions, while giving teens space to explore identity, build skills and prepare for college, career and civic life. The following information and application for students to join is below:
All of us are coming back to our classrooms in yet more pivotal moments of the history of our nation and the world. It is no secret that social studies plays a daily role in our lives and clearly impacts all of us. I missed working with all of you and I look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year. As always, I can be found vial e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and or at extension 4052 at Central Office. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or assistance any of you may have.
If you are looking for the most important information regarding Pre-K-5 social studies instruction you will find it HERE. Scholastic Magazine is being offered and should be delivered to your schools. Please contact our instructional coach Ellie Leach if you do not have them yet at ELeach@scsd.us We are looking forward to seeing ALL Grade 5 teachers of social studies on August 31st at Mckinley Brighton School from 8:30- 3:00 PM for a full day of professional development!
If you are looking for the most important information regarding 6-12 social studies instruction you will find it HERE. Middle school teachers should really take advantage of the Assessment Cycle Toolkits provided for the first units of study!
Deliveries regarding materials for literacy instruction such as class sets of Common Roadmaps for students and Enduring Issues Posters at the grades 6-9 level will be delivered at the beginning of the school year.
We think you may be interested in the following:
Why I Will Not Be Teaching About Charlottesville
Operation Active Citizenship (A Guide of Resources for Constitution Day/Citizenship Week)
What Students Remember Most About Teachers
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