The following list of resources were compiled by teachers at a recent NYSCATE conference that promote personalized learning.
National Council for the Social Studies Affirms Religious Studies as Essential to Educating for Effective and Engaged Citizenship in a Diverse Nation and World
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) added a supplement to its College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for the academic study of religion in K-12 social studies instruction. The “Religious Studies Companion Document for the C3 Framework” recognizes religious studies as an essential part of the social studies curriculum. The C3 Framework is widely used by state and school district curriculum experts for social studies standards and curriculum development. The entire C3 Framework including the new companion document is now available at www.socialstudies.org/c3.
Teens Dream Video Competition (about the UN's 17 Sustainability Goals)
Middle and high school students can enter the Teens Dream Video Competition with a 2-minute video of their dream as it relates to one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See the colorful descriptions at sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs. In the fall of 2017, educate your students about the UN and how it is working collaboratively with stakeholder groups around the world that include youth. Then invite them to create a Read more
Awards, GrantsKids to Parks Day: A Contest for Title I Schools (National Park Trust)
National Park Trust (NPT) invites students across the country to participate in the 8th annual Kids to Parks (KTP) Day, a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s Parks and public lands.
Awards, GrantsWorld of 7 Billion video contest (Population Education)
"The World of 7 Billion" student video contest is back for the 2017-2018 school year. The contest helps teachers bring technology and creativity into middle and high school classes. It challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000, and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018. Read more
Awards, GrantsRFK Human Rights Speak Truth To Power (Video Contest)
In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute, the 8th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth To Power Video Contest invites middle and high school students to create short 3-5 minute videos about the work of a human rights defender.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s run for president, this contest asks students to make a connection between their chosen human rights defender and RFK, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration.
The following document was created by the Council of State Supervisors of Social Studies. This document includes professional development opportunities related to the social studies which align to many areas of curriculum and standards being taught. Feel free to take advantage of the great opportunities out there!
The social studies office would like to thank the 5th grade teachers for participating in the PD on the integrated ELA/ SS unit focusing on Esperanza Rising and Mexico. The teachers were able to preview the novel, the ELA teaching points, and discuss the historical connections to the Mexican Revolution and the Great Depression. It was wonderful to discuss the rich and complex history of Mexico with the teachers. The unit will get students involved in current events by asking them to form an opinion about the very complex issue of illegal immigration today. Reach out to our coach, Ellie Leach, at email@example.com with questions or for support.
The purpose of this message is to communicate the necessary information you need to administer the Social Studies Mid Term Exams in Global History and Geography II and United States History & Government at the high school level.
Six Major Steps to the Mid - Term Examination process:
Note: Be sure to print some extra copies of answer sheets in case you need blank answer sheets and student data is not completely up to date.
Scan, Score & Review the answer sheets to ensure that they are all properly filled out. Read the instructions on how to scan and score your answer sheets. Please be sure to reach out to your instructional coach for assistance if needed.
Always reach out and contact the Supervisor of Social Studies shall you need any other assistance at this time regarding this process by either replying to this email or calling him at 315 559 6748.
Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to our students!
Supervisor of Social Studies