Social Studies

Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.  

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Professional Development

February 24
5766 Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meeting: Winter Session
1:00 PM
Wayne RESA Arthurs Auditorium
5766 Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meeting: Winter Session
Feb 24
1:00 PM
Wayne RESA Arthurs Auditorium
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
You are invited to attend the Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meetings. They are open to all social studies educators in Wayne County and beyond. Find out what is happening in Social Studies Education today! Stay informed, connected and involved in Wayne County Social Studies. The audience for this course is K-12 social studies teachers, social studies leaders at any level, and anyone interested in social studies education. For additional information contact David Hales, halesd@resa.net
February 27
5760 Teaching Social Studies Vocabulary in Your High and Middle School Classroom
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
5760 Teaching Social Studies Vocabulary in Your High and Middle School Classroom
Feb 27
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
Social Studies is rich in content vocabulary! This interactive workshop will focus on ways of engaging students in social studies vocabulary. Participants will explore and apply high impact classroom-ready strategies that can make content vocabulary accessible and fun. Reading and writing activities that support content vocabulary will be able to be applied the next day. Dinner is provided. The audience for this course is for Middle and High School teachers. For additional information contact David Hales, halesd@resa.net
March 1
5767 The PASST Project
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 203 (ITC)
5767 The PASST Project
Mar 1
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 203 (ITC)
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
The PASST Project is a new approach to social studies assessment. Developed by teachers and leaders of social studies curriculum in the State of Michigan, each PASST item has been designed using a blended approach to assess both the knowledge and skills essential for student mastery of standards in social studies. The integration of Michigan´s content expectations along with the C3 Framework and where appropriate, literacy standards from the CCSS assess comprehensive skill sets in social studies thinking. Come explore these “testlets” and learn how to access them for use in your classroom. Dinner is provided.
The audience for this course is teachers of grades 5-High School. For questions contact David Hales at halesd@resa.net
March 27
5761 Teaching East Asia: A Focus on Korea
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
5761 Teaching East Asia: A Focus on Korea
Mar 27
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
Asia is in the news! Are you looking for a way to make contemporary issues in Asia relevant to your students? Come learn about free and easily accessible resources that will assist you. In particular, participants will use the case study of contemporary Korea to dig deeper in to issues and instructional methodology. As a special guest, Dr. Youngju Ryu from the University of Michigan will also be discussing contemporary Korean pop culture that so many of our students are already know and enjoy! Dinner will be provided to participants. For further course information, contact David Hales at halesd@resa.net. The audience for this course is high school teachers.
5762 I-Witness: Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century Classroom
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
5762 I-Witness: Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century Classroom
Mar 27
4:30 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
Participants will learn to use testimony available in I-Witness, a free educational website that offers students over 1500 video life histories from those who witnessed history. Come learn will earn how testimony can be used as a primary source to humanize and deepen understanding of twentieth century history. Engage in curriculum planning with colleagues and leave the workshop with specific plans for implementation. For additional information contact David Hales, halesd@resa.net. This course is intended for High School teachers.
May 12
5768 Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meeting: Spring Session
1:00 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
5768 Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meeting: Spring Session
May 12
1:00 PM
Wayne RESA Room 223
SolutionWhere - Social Studies
You are invited to attend the Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meetings. They are open to all social studies educators in Wayne County and beyond. Find out what is happening in Social Studies Education today! Stay informed, connected and involved in Wayne County Social Studies. The audience for this course is K-12 social studies teachers, social studies leaders at any level, and anyone interested in social studies education. For additional information contact David Hales, halesd@resa.net

MC3 Curriculum - The MC3 Curriculum was created by several ISDs and RESAs to assist local school districts in implementing the new social studies content expectations. It provides high quality curriculum materials for free through its website.

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David Hales
Social Studies
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