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1 Social Studies Update TSSSA Conference October 20, 2011 Julie Brelsford

2 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 2 © 2011 by the Texas Education Agency Copyright © Notice. The Materials are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only, without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. For information contact: Office of Copyrights, Trademarks, License Agreements, and Royalties, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX ; phone ;

3 Agenda TEKS CCRS STAAR Announcements and Other Agency Resources 3 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

4 4 TEKS: A History Revised social studies and economics TEKS second reading and final adoption – May 21, 2010 Effective date of revised social studies and economics TEKS – August 23, 2010 Implementation of social studies and economics TEKS – school year

5 TEKS: Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) Incorporated into the new TEKS for Economics with an Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and its Benefits Covered in approved instructional materials: Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

6 TEKS: Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) Amendment to § , Texas Education Code Adds methods of paying for college and other postsecondary education and training Adds instruction in completing the application for federal student aid Begins with the school year The SBOE will begin the rulemaking process in November. 6 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

7 7 Kindergarten - self, home, family, and classroom Grade 1 - classroom, school, and community Grade 2 - local community Grade 3 - communities Grade 4 - Texas history from early beginnings to the present Grade 5 - US history from 1565 to the present TEKS: Elementary

8 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 8 Grade 6 - Contemporary world Grade 7 - Texas history from early times to the present Grade 8 - US history from early colonial period through Reconstruction TEKS: Middle School

9 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 9 US History Since 1877 World History World Geography US Government Economics with Emphasis on Free Enterprise TEKS: High School

10 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 10 Psychology Sociology Special Topics in Social Studies Research TEKS: Electives

11 TEKS: Strands Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 11 Social studies skills

12 TEKS: Changes More specific introduction Greater specificity More student expectations More historical figures Added rigor Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 12

13 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 13 TEKS: More Specific Introduction “Including” and “such as” statement Role of US free enterprise system Definition of constitutional republic Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day Statement regarding actions and the ideals in the founding documents

14 TEKS: Greater specificity US History: (2)(D) explain the significance of the following dates years as turning points: 1898, (Spanish-American War), , (World War I), 1929, 1941 (the Great Depression begins), , (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and 1957.U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon), and 2008 (election of first black president, Barack Obama). 14 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

15 TEKS: More Student Expectations GradeSE K No Change No Change GradeSE US+38 WH+42 WG +1 Gov Psy +8 Soc+31 Sp Topics+10 Research+18 Eco+10 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 15

16 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 16 TEKS: More Historical Figures Grade 8: 1998 TEKS - 18 “including,” 7 “such as” historical figures 2010 TEKS - 29 “including,” 18 “such as” historical figures

17 TEKS: Added Rigor World History: (6)(A) summarizecompare the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations 17 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

18 College and Career Readiness “If America is to remain competitive in tomorrow's global workforce, our students must first be able to successfully complete the first year of college without the need for remedial or developmental education.” Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 18

19 College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Social Studies Standards Interrelated Disciplines and Skills Diverse Human Perspectives and Experiences Interdependence of Global Communities Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Information Effective Communication Cross-Disciplinary Standards Key Cognitive Skills Foundational Skills Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 19

20 CCRS 20 CCRS information: 5BD C73B A Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

21 TEKS: 2011 – 2012 Social studies TEKS: 13/index.html 13/index.html Economics TEKS: 18/index.html Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 21

22 TEKS: Professional Development Summer 2011 and ongoing: Social Studies TEKS K-12 Overview Grade 8 Academy US History EOC Success Academy World History EOC Success Academy World Geography EOC Success Academy Available in face-to-face trainings through regional education service centers (ESCs) and soon online through Project Share Bible Literacy coming soon Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 22

23 TEKS: Bible Literacy Texas Education Code (TEC) § Training requirement - § TEKS - Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §74.36: h074c.html# h074c.html#74.36 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): (currently being updated) 23 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

24 TEKS: Bible Literacy PEIMS Codes for Bible Literacy: 24 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved Independent Study in English; Hebrew Scriptures (1/2-1 Unit) (HEBSCEN) Independent Study in English: New Testament (1/2-1 Unit) (NEWTENG) Independent Study in English: Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament (1/2-1 Unit) (HSNTENG) Special Topics in Social Studies: Hebrew Scripture (Old Testament) (1/2 unit) (HEBSCSS) Special Topics in Social Studies: New Testament (1/2 unit) (NEWTSS) Special Topics in Social Studies: Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament (1/2 Unit) (HSNTSS)

25 STAAR Tested grades/subjects Grade 8 US History through Reconstruction World Geography, World History, US History Since 1877 STAAR information: Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 25

26 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 26 Announcements and Other Agency Resources

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34 OnTRACK: Example 34 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

35 35 Questions?

36 Social Studies Contact Information Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. 36 Julie Brelsford (512)

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