Major Curriculum Policies and Assessments for California History-Social Science

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Major Curriculum Policies and Assessments for California History-Social Science by Mind Map: Major Curriculum Policies and Assessments for California History-Social Science

1. Habits of Mind

1.1. These "habits of mind" offer a portrait of students who meet the common core standards of literacy

1.1.1. They demonstrate independence

1.1.2. They build strong content knowledge

1.1.3. They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline

1.1.4. They comprehend as well as critique

1.1.5. They value evidence

1.1.6. They use technology and digital media strategically and capably

1.1.7. They come to understand other perspectives and cultures

2. Identifies 3 Curriculum Strands

2.1. Goal of Knowledge and Cultural Understanding

2.1.1. Strands

2.1.1.1. Historical Literacy

2.1.1.2. Ethical Literacy

2.1.1.3. Cultural Literacy

2.1.1.4. Geographic Literacy

2.1.1.5. Economic Literacy

2.1.1.6. Sociopolitical Literacy

2.2. Goal of Democratic Understanding and Civic Values

2.2.1. Strands

2.2.1.1. National Identity

2.2.1.2. Constitutional Heritage

2.2.1.3. Civic Rights and Responsibilities

2.3. Goal of Skills Attainment and Social Participation

2.3.1. Strands

2.3.1.1. Basic Study Skills

2.3.1.2. Critical Thinking Skills

2.3.1.3. Participation Skills

3. History-Social Science Framework

3.1. Outlines the knowledge and skills in the study of history and social science that all California students must acquire

4. History-Social Science Content Standards

4.1. Early Elementary Grades (K-3) focus on space and time, people who make a difference, and continuity and change. These ideas are very close to the day-to-day life experiences of the students

4.2. Late Elementary Grades (4-6) focus on the beginnings of recored history in California, the United States and the ancient world

4.3. Middle Grades (7-8) focus on medieval history of the world and early history of the United States

4.4. Secondary Grades (10-12) focus on modern history of the United States, modern history of the world, civics and economics

5. Common Core Standards

5.1. Middle and Secondary Grades (6-12) Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

5.1.1. Reading Standards

5.1.1.1. Identify key ideas and details in text

5.1.1.2. Determine rhetoric and structure of text

5.1.1.3. Integrate knowledge and ideas within a text and among multiple texts

5.1.2. Writing Standards

5.1.2.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content

5.1.2.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including narrative and technical

5.1.2.3. Produce and distribute clear and coherent writings with clear organization, development, revision and purpose

5.1.2.4. Collect relevant information via print and electronic media for research projects

5.1.2.5. Draw evidence from information texts to support analysis, reflection and research

6. California Standards Test (CST)

6.1. Test questions are based on the CA content standards

6.1.1. Questions are multiple choice

6.1.2. Questions are mainly recall and require minimal amounts of critical thinking

7. Goals of the Standards

7.1. develop skills of historiography

7.2. recognize vital connections between past and present

7.3. acknowledge universal historical themes and persistent issues in history

8. Measures History-Social Science Content Knowledge

8.1. The Blueprint for the CST exam ranks the importance of the content standards and places some ideas and events over others