Ft. Thomas Independent Schools shared these Middle School Social Studies curriculum maps and the description below.
Ft. Thomas Independent Schools
Middle School Social Studies
We have not developed curriculum maps but rather curriculum guides
for courses required for high school graduation as well as the courses that lead up to those courses. Each guide contains a framework including essential questions, links to core content and the Program of Studies, essential content identified by our teachers, as well as suggested activities for students to engage in to show they understand the content. We chose this format because teachers can manage a unit. Because our guides integrate all the required standards, teachers need only to use our document to plan lessons, eliminating the need to navigate the many state documents.
Our curriculum guides were developed by teachers in the district and we provide new teachers training in how to use the documents to design and plan lessons.