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Project Team Bios
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Final Report and Recommendations
Interim Project Findings
Research Tools/Data Collection
Project Team Bios
Note: This is a Smithsonian Institution website, but it is hosted by Wikispaces.
Project Findings documents are published on this site using the
Student Toolkit (Project Resources)
Project Proposal and Abstract
UMD COE SI SCLDA proposal w abstract.pdf
Relevant 6th and 7th Grade Science and Social Studies Standards for Maryland
Grade 6 Science Standards
Grade 7 Science Standards
Grade 6 Social Studies Standards
Grade 7 Social Studies Standards
Beyond common core: NCSS' C3 framework initiative for Social Studies standards
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards provides state guidance for enhancing the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history. This could be used to enhance our interpretation of the Maryland standards.
STA's next generation science standards:
Enhanced science standards that could also be considered in the formation of the SI units of study.
The resources below are examples of ways that digital resources have been used to promote content area learning.
Sample Digital Collection using SI Toolkit
This can be used as a point of reference for how students might create their own digital collection for their final product
using the Toolkit.
Michigan State's Virtual History Museum
Another format for curating digital content for the purposes of thematic learning.
A supporting article on the use of virtual history museum. Abstract below:
Bouck, Okolo et al.pdf
This study explored the apprenticeship of students with high-incidence
disabilities into the discipline of history through mediation of a web-based instructional environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM). Thirteen students with high-incidence disabilities spread across two cotaught classrooms participated. They engaged in two units of American history within the VHM. Students’ written responses, interviews, and classroom discussions revealed their emerging understanding of multiple perspectives and apprenticeship into the role of historians. Specifically, the students were able to see and accurately represent multiple perspectives about controversial figures in history, as well as take a position and support their position with a rationale.
Exported mPower multimedia project examples: teacher demo and sample student work:
Boston Massacre Demo (2).pdf
Student work sample (2).pdf
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