TangiTech Social Studies is a three day face-to-face staff development for teachers who have completed TangiTech #1 and #2. There is also a two week Blackboard follow-up to the training.Literacy in History/Social StudiesOur students read, write, publish, present, and research in our Social Studies classes everyday. Although these skills are classified as ELA standards, they are still a crucial part to our Social Studies Curriculum. Take a look at the standards below and make connections to the activities that you present in class.How can you provide opportunities for your students to read and write ACROSS THE CURRICULUM?*The standards with the TangiTech symbol are the ones that we will specifically highlight during our course.
Key Ideas and Details
- #1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- #2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- #3 Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Craft and Structure
- #4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
- #5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
- #6 Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- #7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
- #8 Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
- #9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
- #10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.