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Curriculum Forms & Templates for History Ed Courses & CI 3100 (Methods)

Student Teaching Documents & edTPA

Advice: Before & During Student Teaching

State & National Standards for Social Studies

History/Social Studies Pedagogy & Teaching Resources

Teaching History with Technology

 


Curriculum Forms & Templates for History Ed Courses & CI 3100 (Methods)


Templates required in History Education Courses (HIS 3626, HIS 3630, HIS 3634)

Template

Curriculum Map-Pacing Guide

Unit Map

Lesson Plan

 Yearlong CM-PG / Google Doc Version(up to) 5 days / Google Doc version1-day lesson / Google Doc version
  (up to) 10 lessons/ Google Doc version2-day lesson / Google Doc version
  UM with five (5) one-day lesson plans/ Google Doc versionFive (5) one-day Lesson Plans in one file/ Google Doc version
Examples An example of a Civics & Economics Unit Map and (1) Lesson Plan (PDF, 120 KB)An example of a World History Lesson Plan (PDF, 86 KB)

Download/save these files to your computer BEFORE working on class assignments.

 

CI 3100 (Methods) - edTPA Lite version

 


Student Teaching Documents


1. HEP Templates for your non-edTPA Unit (same as previous History Ed courses)

Template

Curriculum Map-Pacing Guide

Unit Map

Lesson Plan

 Yearlong CM-PG / Google Doc Version(up to) 5 days / Google Doc version1-day lesson / Google Doc version
  (up to) 10 lessons/ Google Doc version2-day lesson / Google Doc version
  UM with five (5) one-day lesson plans/ Google Doc versionFive (5) one-day Lesson Plans in one file/ Google Doc version
Examples An example of a Civics & Economics Unit Map and (1) Lesson Plan (PDF, 120 KB)An example of a World History Lesson Plan (PDF, 86 KB)


2. Weekly Schedules

  • Blank Copy (Google Doc link) Make a Copy > Save As "(Last Name) Schedule" and share with historyeducation@appstate.edu
  • Examples of a completed schedule (PDF file), and one on an A/B day [Email us if you need help with your particular schedule format]
  • Schedules completed each week of student teaching, and uploaded to AsU Learn no later than Friday for the upcoming week.


3. EDTPA! edTPA Curriculum Templates (Unit Map and Lesson Plans).

edTPA Template

ALL History/Social Studies Education student teachers must use our edTPA template.

Unit Map & up to Five (5) ONE-DAY Lesson Plans (plus Cover Sheets) / Google Doc VersionFor edTPA, you must address purpose and rationale in a separate commentary. All submissions must meet the range of 3-5 lessons. If you don't need 5 lessons, delete 1-2 blank lesson plans and cover sheets
Unit Map & up to Five (5) TWO-DAY Lesson Plans (plus Cover Sheets)/ Google Doc VersionIf you have a mix of one- and two-day lesson plans, simply delete the "Day 2" section as needed in this version
  • Unlike the normal student teaching version, which runs horizontal, this edTPA version runs vertical. All edTPA requirements are addressed in this version.
  • Your edTPA submission cannot exceed 20 pages total. Aim for 2-3 pages per ASU History Dept. Lesson Plan + one-page RCOE Lesson Plan overview. That's total of 3-4 pages per lesson.
  • You cannot exceed 4 pages per lesson (RCOE lesson overview + History Dept. lesson plan).
  • We recommend keeping the Unit Map at the end for edTPA readers; however, cut it out if you design 5 lesson plans and reach 19-20 pages.

RCOE Lesson Plan Overview Sheet - explained (please read) (PDF, 54 KB)

edTPA for Secondary History/Social Studies Unpacked

  • Explanation of how Unit Map (PDF, 64 KB) provides material for RCOE Lesson Plan Overview Sheet
  • Overview of Academic Language (PDF, 2 MB) in secondary History/Social Studies
  • This edTPA brochure (PDF, 5.5 MB) provides an overview of the 3 categories (planning, instruction, assessment) and 15 rubrics - 5 per each category - you will be assessed in order to successfully pass student teaching.
  • Very useful! >> Sample Commentaries and more useful resources at http://passedtpa.com


4. Student Teaching Content Observations

History Dept. Academic Area Consultants will use the History Dept. Observation Form to conduct your classroom visits. [PDF version - read only]


 

Advice: Before & During Student Teaching

Contacting your CT: Make your first contact with your cooperating teacher/school by writing an introductory email. First impressions matter!

edTPA: Read our edTPA brochure (PDF, 5.5 MB) as soon as the first week of CI 3100 (Methods), and again before you begin student teaching.

First Weeks of Student Teaching

  • Upload your weekly schedule on AsULearn by Friday. Email your first schedule to historyeducation@appstate.edu, then post to AsULearn each week afterwards. Schedules are always emailed/posted for the following week.
  • Submit (Post) your lesson plans on AsULearn
    • Use the HEP Unit Map and Lesson Plan templates (links above)
  • Contact your History Dept. and/or RCOE supervisor immediately if you are running into problems, or have questions.
  • Begin designing & planning your edTPA  unit and lessons. Meet with your CT and discuss which unit will be your edTPA submission as soon as possible.
    • Select your unit
    • Design your lessons
    • Follow instructions - provided through RCOE, your RCOE supervisor, and on AsULearn

Professional Etiquette & Responsibilities

  • Stay in touch with your cooperating teacher, RCOE supervisor, and Academic supervisor (History Dept.) at all times.
    • Contact all 3 supervisors if you will be late, or out sick, no later than 6:00AM that day.
    • Inform your CT of the mandatory meetings at App State in August, September, and mid-October (Fall) / January, February, and mid-March (Spring).
  • Dress, behavior (on and off campus), and your digital identity: Always look and act professional. This is your longest job interview!
  • Non-classroom responsibilities: Fulfill before- or after-school duties, attend sporting events, and be involved with your school as your schedule permits.
  • Research - As a professional educator, it is important to continue researching History content and pedagogy. Look for model lesson plans, teaching history strategies, attend conferences (like NCCSS), sit in on professional development workshops, and continue reading scholarship from historians.
    • Professional Organizations to consider joining: North Carolina Council for Social Studies (NCCSS) and the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS).

 

State & National Standards for Social Studies

NC Essential Standards for Social Studies; for more detailed unpacked standards use the PDF links below

 

  • [ARCHIVED] NC Final Exams - click on Released Items for sample test items and Test Specifications for the percentage of test items per Essential Standard
    • No longer in use, but helpful for DBQ/M.C. assessment writing

National Standards

 


History/Social Studies Pedagogy & Teaching Resources

All History 

US History

World History 

Civics 

Economics 

Social Studies

North Carolina (8th grade)

  • ANCHOR (a NC History Online Resource)

AP courses

  • AP Central - The College Board website
    • Online Textbook: WikiBooks: A Survey of Modern European History (AP European History)
    • Many AP courses have an online PLC on either Facebook, Twitter, or Google Drive. Discuss getting access to these resources with your CE. 

Virtual Professional Development 


 


Teaching History with Technology