Presentation on theme: "S ocial S tudies Presentation Ohio’s Model Competency-Based Program by John Spencer."— Presentation transcript:
S ocial S tudies Presentation Ohio’s Model Competency-Based Program by John Spencer
Instructional Objectives American Heritage People in Societies World Interactions Decision making and Resources Democratic Processes Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Strand #1 American Heritage Welcome to the Center of Military History Welcome to the Center of Military History Home Page: American Memory from the Library of Congress Home Page: American Memory from the Library of Congress The WWW-VL History Index TheHistoryNet - Where History Lives on the Web TheHistoryNet - Where History Lives on the Web Tennessee Tech History Web Site
ACTIVITIES- -Students will engage in a debate over how African-Americans can improve their civil rights in the 1960’s. -Students can examine historical documents, sites, and artifacts in order to formulate questions for further investigation. -Read primary sources in U.S. History on the subject of America’s civil rights struggles in the 1960s. -Students will choose a famous Ohioan and create a speech about the individual’s life. -Students can conduct interviews about recent state history and compare with other sources of information..
Strand #2 People In Societies MCN - Museum Sites Online American Studies Electronic Crossroads Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) UPenn African Studies WWW Canadiana -- The Canadian Resource Page Canadiana -- The Canadian Resource Page
ACTIVITIES- - Name a member of the United States House of Representatives from your congressional district. - What bureaucratic institution elects the president? - How are members appointed to the Supreme Court? - Name who makes the laws of the state. - Create their own government laws that deal with a combination of different cultures.
Strand #3 World Interactions The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey Global Schoolhouse at Lightspan.com Xerox PARC Map Viewer: world 0.00N 0.00E (1.0X) Xerox PARC Map Viewer: world 0.00N 0.00E (1.0X) http://mapping.usgs.gov/ http://www.terraserver.com/
ACTIVITIES- - Do simulation related to geography: Mapitude - Watch movie:Geography For Everyone - Locate specified sites on Terraserver - Locate five satellite images of counties that belong to the WTO - Answer question cards that are in the World Geography Game
Strand #4 Decision Making And Resources Good News Bears Landmark Project http://www.hopkins.k12.mn.us/pages /high/acad/bkmrks/Econ-Bkmk.html http://www.hopkins.k12.mn.us/pages /high/acad/bkmrks/Econ-Bkmk.html Economy Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
ACTIVITIES- -How did Reagonomics affect the national debt.Reagonomics - What role has the technological revolution played in your lives? -What impact has the Internet played in World Affairs? -What members of the President’s Cabinet determine the decision making process? -Choose a stock from the stock market. Track that stock for a period of one week and map the outcome daily.
Strand #5 Democratic Processes Project Vote Smart - A Voter's Self Defense System Project Vote Smart - A Voter's Self Defense System http://www.whitehouse.gov/ DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice Home Page DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice Home Page FirstGov.gov - Official website for searching the U.S. Government – Homepage FirstGov.gov - Official website for searching the U.S. Government – Homepage http://europa.eu.int/abc/governments/index_ en.html http://europa.eu.int/abc/governments/index_ en.html
ACTIVITIES- - Students will identify their state representatives from the VoteSmart website - Students will engage in a discussion comparing Chinese and American governments - Do simulation: U.S. Response - Watch the video: The Iran-Contra Scandal - Students will work in small groups on the computer doing activities from the CD- ROM, Oval Office: Challenge of the Presidency
Strand #6 Citizenship Rights And Responsibilities Kids Web – Government http://www.epn.org/ideacentral/ http://www.citizen.org/ http://kidsvotingusa.org/ http://www.youthlink.org/
ACTIVITIES- - Students will watch the video: Democracy And Rights: One Citizen’s Challenge - Write a letter to local Congressman asking why their votes count? - Students will engage in a discussion on why societies have laws. - Watch the video and do the role playing activities in: Citizenship: Learning To Live As Responsible Citizens - Students will write a letter to their State Senator expressing their concerns for the environment