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Day-Ketel, Kathy History Department Chair
Lynk, Tanner History
Nicholls, Samuel History
Smith, Harrison History

High Growth Practices continuously used in Social Studies courses

Social Studies courses:

  • World History
  • American History I & II
  • Civics and Economics

>Graphic organizers


>Guided notes (with powerpoints)


>Primary Resource -evaluation for content and purpose


>Reading Minute (Warm up)


>Using Artifacts to stimulate discussion


>SAS Curriculum Pathways Activities (computer-based)


>Stanford Education Group -Reading Like   a Historian (primary resource “close” readings; analyzing and synthesizing)


>Content vocabulary-identification and usage


>Content videos with inquiries and analyses


>Teacher-made Webquests for content discovery


>Varied-level questions (fact-based and critical thinking)


>Guided readings (Primary/Secondary Sources)


>Computer based review (individual and group based)


>Review games (ex. Jeopardy, Quizlet, Kahoot)