Tag Archives: New York State Social Studies Core Curriculum

Aztec PowerPoint!

Aztec PowerPoint

Aztec PowerPoint

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint Mini-Lesson is now available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Aztec-PowerPoint-Mini-lesson!

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint Mini-Lesson includes:

  • Essential Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Aztec Religion
  • Aztec Government
  • Aztec Agriculture
  • Aztec Achievements, technology and Culture
  • The Conqueror of the Aztecs
  • A review song to the tune of “Here we go round the Mulberry Bush” to help your students remember the content by bringing in the Musical Multiple Intelligence.

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint is part of my new line of Native American differentiated instruction lesson plans. It follows the New York State Studies Studies Standards and Curriculum for 7th grade:

II.  GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCE CULTURE

C. Major Native American Civilizations in Central and South America
2. The Mayas

To learn about The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec Differentiated Instruction lesson plan, click here.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico helps social studies teachers differentiate instruction for their students quickly and easily.

You can view a chart with all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans by clicking on the links below:

US History Lesson Plans

World History Lesson Plans

Georgia Studies Lesson Plans

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Inca PowerPoint

Inca PowerPoint

Inca PowerPoint

You can find The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint mini-lesson at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Inca-PowerPoint!

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint is part of my new line of Native American differentiated instruction lesson plans. It follows the New York State Studies Studies Standards and Curriculum for 7th grade:

II.  GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCE CULTURE

C. Major Native American civilizations in Central and South America
2. The Mayas

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint mini-lesson includes:

  • Essential Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Inca Religion
  • Inca Government
  • Inca Agriculture
  • Inca Achievements, technology and Culture
  • The Conqueror of the Inca’s

Click here to see what’s included in the full The Advanced Civilization of the Inca differentiated instruction lesson plan!

You can find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

What is so challenging about the NYS 7th and 8th grade social studies core curriculum?

Meeting the immense amount of material in the 7th and 8th grade NYS social studies core curriculum is definitely a challenge, even though the History of America and NYS is divided between the 2 years.

Another one of the challenges is that it is vague. If a teacher tries to follow the NYS 7th and 8th grade core curriculum as it is written, much research needs to be done to put it all together in the correct way. This can be very time consuming and for a new teacher, close to impossible.

If you need an example, compare the NYS 7th and 8th grade social studies core curriculum to the GA Framework. Here is a link to one section of the GA Framework: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks/GSO%20Frameworks/SS_Gr_8_Unit_3_11-16-09_PRchgs.pdf

and NYS 7th and 8th grade social studies core curriculum:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore1.pdf

You can easily see which one is more realistically covered in one year. I believe that a good curriculum is somewhere between the two. I think that GA’s could be more challenging and include more of US History and I believe that the NYS 7th and 8th grade core curriculum can be decreased quite a bit and simplified.

Don’t worry though NYS teachers, there is help for you out there! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico is based on the NYS Social Studies core curriculum and it differentiates instruction for you. Check it out!

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

What is the NYS Social Studies Core Curriculum?

The NYS Social Studies core curriculum is a guide for NYS social studies teachers that the New York State Board of Education demands are taught. The New York State Core Curriculum includes every grade level from k-12. It contains a nice spiral curriculum, adding knowledge to knowledge. With each piece of content is the theme, related standards and connections that can be made. The following is the site to find the New York State Core Curriculum: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore1.pdf

A good site that will help NYS  social studies teachers plan for differentiated instruction lesson plans is my site http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. I base my lessons and PowerPoints off of the NYS  social studies standards and core curriculum. Check it out!

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico