Discovering the WCPS Social Studies Curriculum

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Discovering the WCPS Social Studies Curriculum

“Social Studies is not about rote memorization…instead Social Studies begins and ends with big ideas and questions.”~Dr. Kathy Swan

YOUNG PEOPLE need strong tools for, andmethods of, clear and disciplined thinking inorder to traverse successfully the worlds ofcollege, career, and civic life.

WCPS SOCIAL STUDIES TRANSFER GOALS

Resources for WCPS:C3 Framework Employee PortalEssential CurriculumStudies WeeklyMaryland Historical Society MSDE School Improvement website

The Washington County Public Schools elementary social studies program supports the development of responsible citizenship through the study of the social, economic and political systems that support and shape the democratic way of life. Through hands-on activities and cooperative learning groups, students are engaged in critical thinking and problem solving techniques to explore past events and history that has shaped the present world around them. Students learn the fundamental values and rights of society and the democratic process that leads to a better understanding of the similarities and differences that make up the diversity of the United States (WCPS, 2016).

Discovering the WCPS Social Studies Curriculum for Elementary Students

SS1: Formulate investigations using multiple sources of information to address a question, form an opinion, or to solve a problem.SS2: Apply the relevance of historical lessons to a given situation, problem, or challenge.SS3: Apply knowledge of political and social structures to actively participate as an informed global citizen.SS4: Communicate and support ideas effectively to address a particular audience and purpose.

COLLEGE, CAREER & CIVIC LIFEC3 FRAMEWORKFOR SOCIAL STUDIES STATE STANDARDS4 DIMENSIONS:

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