Setting Your Vision
Our Vision for Content – From a regional perspective, this is what we’re concerned about, excited about, and looking for with students!
Strong Start Social Studies – Some guidance on what NEEDS to be in your vision to be on the path towards transformational teaching.
Social Studies Tracker – Keep track of where your students stand quantitatively!
Humanities Vision Template– NOT required, but some of us actually like them!
Pathways and Opportunities
Colleges, Competitions, Grants and More – See what you can make possible for yourself and for your students!
Social Studies Resource Exchange! – Check out what others in Social Studies have been working on, and upload your own!
DBQ Resource Folder – Check ’em all out!
Mississippi DBQ Rubric (NEW!) – Based on the Regents rubric, this is a quick and easy 4-scale rubric that can help you evaluate your DBQs! Adaptable for any grade-level depending on your vision for mastery.
Common Core State Standards – Start at page 61 in this document to see what the standards will look like for Social Studies!
Social Studies Rigor Cheat Sheet – A guide to rigor in Social Studies!
A Guide to Designing Your Unit Assessments – A thorough guide that includes links and checklists for ensuring your assessment is good enough for students, and aligned to your vision!
Example Unit Plans, Assessments, and Long Term Plans – At the moment, these are just in Economics and US History, but they give you a good idea of what makes a strong plan!
The Social Studies Unit Plan – NOT required, but a really great way of structuring your thinking!
Links to Excellent Social Studies Websites! – Look around and see what other Social Studies teachers around the world are doing and thinking!
Writing in Social Studies – Check out these websites and resources for ideas on how to get students writing in your classroom!