Introduction The Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts Curriculum for the Grades K-7 project received its impetus from the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Council, and was developed by teachers during curriculum development workshops over the last twelve years. The decision was made to use the methodology of Understanding by Design developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, and to create a web-based curriculum that would be available to all teachers. The New York State Social Studies Framework is the basis of unit development. The model of continuous improvement shapes the revision and enhancement of the curriculum yearly.
Based on the following design principles to ensure the development of high quality units, the curriculum is:
These sample lessons are provided for districts who are interested in previewing the materials before implementing this curriculum in their district. All materials are web-based, and are reviewed and revised each year. This is a "living, breathing" curriculum. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Marla Gardner or Fred Ende at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. (914) 248 - 2332.
Please note that you will not be able to link to the other lessons in the curriculum. You will have access to all files and links for one lesson only, for each grade level. If links go to other sections of the curriculum, they will not be operational.
Unit Outlines and Materials List
For further information regarding this curriculum and staff development program, please contact Greg Brown (914) 248-2382. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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