No Social Studies Teacher Left Behind
Social Studies teachers can begin now, linking their important work to the Common Core State Standards. Here is a teaser:
Statistics and data analysis play an important role in many subjects other than Mathematics. Teachers of history, government, and the sciences rely on data to help interpret important elements. Collaboration with mathematics teachers will assist teachers of other subjects in identifying and reinforcing lessons from the mathematics classroom and demonstrate that the content is relevant in a variety of courses and the world of work. (source: Education Northwest lab-see link below)
I imagine every creative and passionate Social Studies teacher might be thinking about how powerful the work across the curriculum can be anyway. While doing so, don’t forget to use/assign statistics and data-analysis based work with your kids.
Teaser above was taken from a neat little article on CCSS by Education Northwest lab. Link is: http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/1166
As we move forward with our work in implementing CCSS, our work with kids in classrooms can become so much more robust and alive! Educators in Texas and Virginia-you can just make your shifts to the Common Core under the political RADAR. Your state cannot make you refrain from this good work.