Social studies provides more opportunities for creativity in education. Research shows that today's students are pictorial learners. Many students are "turned off" by history, because they cannot relate to the times or significant events. Therefore, our program is designed to provide 80% of the content in multi-media presentations.
Essential Instructional Foundation
The U.S. History program integrates 5 instructional elements:
1. Computers replace textbooks, offering more pictures and interactive information. Advanced students benefit from enhanced instruction with web-based enrichment, such as virtual field trips.
2. Movies integrate a presentation of the times with streaming facts, interpretive pop-ups, and "edumercials" explaining SOL relevant facts.
3. Teachers require students to prepare projects to support the weekly whole class instruction.
4. SOL objective-based tests assess the students' retention of the instructional material. Remediation is assigned as needed.
5. Management Reports are produced monthly to identify mastery and comparative data.
The lab is separated into 3 instructional areas. The class is divided into 3 groups and rotates through these stations on a set schedule throughout the school year.
Group Leader Responsibilities
|Media Group Leader
|Computer Group Leader
|Project Group Leaders
U.S. History Results