For this assessment, you will utilize the following ten social studies themes:
2. Time, continuity, and change
3. People, places, and environment
4. Individual development and identity
5. Individuals, groups, and institutions
6. Power, governance, and authority
7. Production, distribution, and consumption
8. Science, technology, and society
9. Global connections
10. Civic ideals and practices
A. Create a six- to eight-week annotated outline for integrated content for a specific elementary grade level. Your outline should include the following:
• identification of general information (i.e., topic, grade, student grouping, seating arrangement)
• identification of five of the ten social studies themes
• identification of national, state, or local standards and measurable objectives (condition, behavior, and criterion) including how each standard connects to one of the five themes previously identified
• identify one field trip that integrates social studies with one additional content area
• identify one classroom activity that integrates social studies with one additional content area
1. Explain how each of the identified standards (i.e., national, state, or local standards) connects to at least one or more of the themes.
Note: Make sure you clearly label the identified field trip and activity so that evaluators can easily find them.
B. Provide a rationale for the field trip identified in your outline in part A by doing the following:
1. Explain how the field trip meets the standards and measurable objectives indicated in the outline in part A.
2. Explain how the field trip connects at least one of the social studies standards to at least one other content area standard (e.g., connects a social studies standard related to culture to a language arts standard related to culture).
a. Discuss what prerequisite skills the students would need to make those connections.
3. Justify how the field trip promotes research, analysis, and evaluation of real-world situations.
C. Create an activity plan for the classroom activity identified in your annotated outline in part A. The activity plan should include the following:
• identification of measurable objectives specific to this activity
• identification of materials/resources for students and teacher
• description of prerequisite skills or connections to previous learning (i.e., What previously learned skills are necessary for students to be able to participate in and benefit from the planned lesson?)
• explanation of differentiated instruction accommodations
• explanation of how students will be assessed for this activity (A copy of the assessment may be submitted, or it may be explained. The assessment may be formal or informal, formative or summative.)
• description of interdisciplinary connections
1. Evaluate how the activity targets specific inclusion of, or accommodations for, diverse learners.
2. Explain how the assessment for your activity could help inform your instruction to support social studies education for all students.
3. Evaluate how the activity integrates an interdisciplinary learning experience that effectively incorporates the concepts and methods of inquiry of social studies.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.