Making the Connections: Effective Integration for Social Studies and English Language Arts II

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  1. 1. Ann Carlock, NCDPI Social Studies Consultant Middle School Conference March 16, 2015
  2. 2. Section Chief K-12 Social Fay Gore Fay.Gore@dpi.nc.gov K-12 Social Studies Consultants Ann Carlock ann.carlock@dpi.nc.gov Justyn Knox Justyn.knox@dpi.nc.gov Michelle McLaughlin Michelle.McLaughlin@dpi.nc.gov Scott Garren Scott.Garren@dpi.nc.gov Program Assistant Bernadette Cole Bernadette.Cole@dpi.nc.gov Our Team
  3. 3. Expected Outcomes Gain a mutual understanding of: the inquiry process how to DO HISTORY & effectively research how to create a compelling question how to evaluate evidence how to facilitate authentic student thinking in which the student arrives at their own truth
  4. 4. Activity What is inquiry? What are components of a compelling question? What should teaching and learning look like? How should valid and credible resources be selected?
  5. 5. Inquiry Inquiry is defined as "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning. As a general instructional strategy, it is a complex process that allows students to make deeper connections with what they are learning. From a Social Studies perspective, it is the hope that this understanding will lead to students taking more informed action as an engaged citizen. C3 Framework (2013)
  6. 6. Components of a compelling question? When determining if a question is compelling, ask yourself whether it allows students to: Focus on enduring issues and concerns? Explore curiosities about how things work? Interpret and apply disciplinary concepts? Construct arguments in response to unresolved issues? Ask additional questions? What Supporting questions need to first be answered? Is the question relevant to contemporary times? Is the question debatebale? Will the question hold the sustained interest of the grade level student for which it is intended? Is the question challenging? Is a compelling question critical to the inquiry process? C3 Framework (2013) & Lesh (2011)
  7. 7. What should teaching and learning look like? In history courses I took in school we read about history, talked about history and wrote about history; we never actually did history. If I had learned basketball in this way, I would have spent years reading interpretations and viewpoints of great players, watching them play games and analyzing the results of various techniques and strategies. -Anecdote from a teacher in Stephane Levesques Thinking Historically
  8. 8. Identify if a source is categorized as primary or secondary Determine the relevance of a source both in print and in digital formats Determine the disciplinary context Identify the authors bias, motive and point of view Make a claim with an awareness of the counterclaim and know how to defend against a counter claim Reconcile multiple perspectives on the same content Identify both consistencies and inconsistencies in evidence Articulate how other experts regard the source's value, validity and credibility Cite sources in order to avoid plagiarism Identify when and why evidence may have limitations How should valid and credible sources be selected?
  9. 9. The results of validating evidence: Students should be able to provide well-reasoned explanations, claims and arguments that are supported by valuable evidence. It is not only important that students be able to analyze a source through multiple disciplinary lenses, the student should additionally be able to evaluate the source and determine its credibility, value and validity. Students will know the difference between an opinion, an explanation and an argument. This is an opportunity for the student to reflect as to if the selected sources represented all of the available and valuable evidence that is needed to answer their compelling question http://ssnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Evaluating+Sources+and+Using+Evidence (2014)
  10. 10. Free Your Mind Shape Shifters
  11. 11. Describe What You See
  12. 12. Describe What You See
  13. 13. Describe What You See
  14. 14. Describe What You See
  15. 15. What does this mean? We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness...
  16. 16. What does this mean? The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes, should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives.
  17. 17. Practice Generate at least one compelling question that this evidence could help answer?
  18. 18. Public History Assignment Having absorbed all the evidence, create the historical marker (less than 100 words) that should be placed at the entrance of Monticello. Describe your interpretations of Thomas Jefferson. Taking into account specific factors involved in the events and the publics opinions and conflicting perceptions of Thomas Jefferson. Finally, be prepared to explain why you came to this decision and which document had the most influence and why?
  19. 19. Classroom Tips
  20. 20. Classroom Tips How to create your own Google Search Engine Practice document Evaluating Valid Websites Source Code Meta Tags Resources
  21. 21. Resources http://ssnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Evaluating+Sources+ and+Using+Evidence Lesh, B. A. (2011) Why dont you just tell me the answer? Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. VanSledright, B.A. (2014). Assessing historical thinking and understanding: Innovative designs for new ` standards. New York: Routledge.