Louisiana is pushing school accountability a step further, moving this fall to start measuring the academic performance of 3- and 4-year-olds in a pilot program for day-care and early-childhood centers in 15 parishes.
Social studies supervisors and teachers across the country are revising their unit plans to meet their state’s content standards, as well as, the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies.
Simultaneously, many states are implementing new evaluation and observation frameworks. The performance ratings employed by the most popular evaluation models encourage a shift away from teacher-led direct instruction to more student-centered activities incorporating inquiry and synthesis. In social studies, primary source document analysis goes hand in hand with the 9-12 Common Core reading and writing standards.
Here are five top resources to align your curricula to the Common Core with student driven lessons.
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