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Assignment HI.1 A Standards Overview

After watching the video, submit a two-page, single spaced typed paper, with the following information:

  1. Write a brief paragraph description of all history lesson example (s), list the NCSS themes/strand (s) and explain how it was achieved,.
  2. Write a brief paragraph description of all geography lesson example (s), list the NCSS themes/strand (s) and explain how it was achieved.
  3. Learner.Org 15. A Standards Overview, 6-8 camera
    • 56 minutes
    • Lessons from grade 6–8 classrooms illustrate how the NCSS standards and themes can be integrated into the middle school curriculum. Middle school teachers explore a number of expectations and outcomes in their lessons and build on the fundamentals established in the elementary grades. Themes of civics, political science, and history begin to take on more meaning as the content in these lessons connects to students’ lives.

Assignment H1.2 History Standard 2: Historical Comprehension's

View the following video. Using the above 9 forms of procedural knowledge, identify which ones are achieved in this lesson on explorers. Complete a typed paper with the following heading:

  1. Procedural Knowledge (PK): List the 9 forms of PK from above
    • Example: Identify the author or source of the historical document or narrative.
  2. Pedagogical Content Knowledge:
    • Example: During a group activity in which the teacher circulates, the students identify the source and circumstances of an advertisement about indentured servitude in the colonies.
  3. Learner.org 12. Using Primary Sources camera
    • 26 minutes
    • Kathleen Waffle teaches fifth grade at John Muir Elementary School in San Bruno, California, a working–class suburb of San Francisco. In a unit on Colonial America, students examine an eighteenth–century business through a case study of a successful silversmith who lived in Colonial Williamsburg. In small groups, students use primary source documents (advertisements) and artifacts to identify the business strategies used by the silversmith. They then translate a historic contract between a master and an apprentice and examine how colonial apprenticeships compare with present–day job pursuits.

Assignment HI.3 History Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation

View the following video. Using the above 10 forms of procedural knowledge, identify which ones are achieved in this lesson on explorers. Complete a typed paper with the following heading:

  1. Procedural Knowledge (PK): List the 10 forms of PK from above
    • Example: Compare competing historical narratives.
  2. Pedagogical Content Knowledge:
    • Example: During questioning about the three accounts of Charlemagne's coronation, the teacher was able to have students consider the implications of the different accounts based on their authors.
  3. Learner.Org 9. Explorers in North America camera
    • 26 minutes
    • Rob Cuddi, a fifth–grade teacher at Winthrop Middle School in Winthrop, Massachusetts, has been teaching for almost 30 years and has recently taken an active role in restructuring the social studies curriculum to accommodate both state and national standards. Mr. Cuddi’s lesson introduces the theme of exploration in North America, posing three essential questions: How have people in history affected our lives today?; How do the human and physical systems of the Earth interact?; and What role do economies play in the foundation of our history?

Assignment H1.4 History Standard 4: Historical Research

View the following video. Using the above 6 forms of procedural knowledge, identify which ones are achieved in this lesson on explorers. Complete a typed paper with the following heading:

  1. Procedural Knowledge (PK): List the 6 forms of PK from above
    • Example: Formulate Historical Questions.
  2. Pedagogical Content Knowledge:
    • Example: In a group activity, students were asked to devise a series of questions they would have wanted to ask when examining a sombrero (historical artifact) during a history lesson on Mexico.
  3. Learner.org 16 Explorations in Archeology and History camera
    • 26 minutes
    • Gwen Larsen teaches sixth–grade social studies at Harbor School in Boston, Massachusetts. In her introductory lesson, Ms. Larsen guides students through an exploration of their family histories, leading to their place in the larger human family and the development of civilizations. Ms. Larsen’s students work in groups to differentiate between fossils and artifacts. The lesson concludes with student presentations of their own family heirlooms.

Assignment HI.5 Developing History Content

  1. Review the following two pages
  2. Write a brief paragraph description of all history lesson example (s), list the NCSS themes/strand (s) and explain how it was achieved,.
  3. Write a brief paragraph description of all geography lesson example (s), list the NCSS themes/strand (s) and explain how it was achieved.
  4. Learner.Org 15. A Standards Overview, 6-8 camera
    • 56 minutes
    • Lessons from grade 6–8 classrooms illustrate how the NCSS standards and themes can be integrated into the middle school curriculum. Middle school teachers explore a number of expectations and outcomes in their lessons and build on the fundamentals established in the elementary grades. Themes of civics, political science, and history begin to take on more meaning as the content in these lessons connects to students’ lives.

Assignment HI.6 Developing History Content

  1. Download and print out the Sample History Texbook Content "Shaping a New Nation."
  2. Review Digital History's Learn About the Constittuion http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/constitution/index.cfm and the Guided Reading http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/subtitles.cfm?titleID=55
  3. Complete Assignment HI.1.
  4. Review History's Frameworks
  5. Review the Sunshine State Standards- History
  6. Using the following headings, prepare a typed single-spaced paper in which you identify the following:
    • Sunshine State Standards. The Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks that can be acheived with this content.
    • History Frameworks
      • Big Ideas
        What big ideas can you develop with this content?
      • Vital Themes and Narratives
        What theme would you use, why and cite examples from the content?
      • The Broad Forces of History
        What broad forces are at work and cite examples formt he content?
      • Organizing Themes
        Whidh of the organizing themes are used, explain?
      • Modes of Interpetation
        What interpetations would you use to organize the content?

 

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Site
Resources

History Home Page

Geography Home Page

Sunshine State Standards- History

History Web Resources

History Assignments


Sample History Textbook Content


History Perspectives

History's Frameworks

Hazards of History


Standards
Content

Era 1
Era 2
Era 3
Era 4
Era 5
Era 6
Era 7

Era 8
Era 9

Era 10

Thinking

Standard 1: Chronological Thinking

Standard 2: Historical Comprehension

Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Standard 4: Historical Research Capabilities

Standard 5: Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making


NCSS Recourse

The NCSS Themes of Social Studies

The NCSS Democratic Beliefs and Values

The NCSS Essentials of Social Studies Education