Tag Archives: New York State Social Studies

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 are resources to help differentiate instruction for NYS social studies?

NYS social studies can be a difficult subject to teach with the immense amount of material that needs to be covered each year. There are a lot of places on the web that provide resources for NYS social studies teachers. Two of them are provided below:

I bet most NYS social studies teachers don’t realize that they can email their NYS board of education and actually get a reply from them. I taught social studies in NY for 5 years and I didn’t know that I could do this until recently. It would have saved me a lot of time during my planning. Using them as a resource can help you become a more effective NYS social studies teacher. You can find the email by going to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/aboutus.html and look under social studies.

Another great resource for NYS social studies is http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. It follows the NYS core curriculum and standards. It offers differentiated instruction resources for NYS social studies. It contains the following resources:

You can also connect with me, Kasha Mastrodomenico, on Linkedin.com. I will be happy to help you in anyway.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

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