The Uthman Dan Fodio Institute has just begun a Common Core State Standards Institute to teach teachers how to introduce CCSS to teach their students Social Science/History.
In Common Core State Standards teaching Social Studies/History student
participate in a number of learning activities. Students individually or in
collaborative groups, manipulate knowledge, emphasizing the idea that
they are “learning to learn” .
In CCSS History students make inference about informational text to solve
In CCSS History students use Annotations to master the text
In general in CCSS History students utilize, access & evaluate informational text
In CCSS History students synthesize info and use key details to write a
compelling narrative like historians.
CCSS Institute Program
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are NOW. Today schools are
focused on preparing students for the World of Work and College. The
varied States have chosen CCSS to drive and deliver this educational reform.
CCSS demands that Elementary and High School students become actively
involved in their own learning.
The CCSS demand that students become actively engaged in their own
learning while they generate their own learning products. As a result,
students are expected to seriously think about what they are learning while
they generate knowledge answering rigorous questions. During this process
it is important for teachers to remember that good teaching requires explicit
teaching of academic content across the curriculum so students will have the
background knowledge to analyze, compare and contrast historical
documents, informational text and artifacts.
In this program teachers learn how to encourage their students to use
CCSS to identify primary and secondary sources; and be able to make
inferences based on the relationship between these diverse sources of
information to understand historical events and ideas.
Teachers learn how to guide their students to use details from the text
they read and analyze to support their conclusions. Teachers will learn how
to use use CCSS to create social science lessons and thematic units. These
social sciences lessons will demand that students individually or co-
construct their own knowledge as they work to explore the significant
changes that have occurred in the world, the nation and their
neighborhood or community over time.
Making inferences and drawing conclusions will be an integral part of any
unit of study. Using CCSS students will become involved in uncovering
information that will be used to develop and produce creative projects that