Grade 8 (World History I
Grade 9 (World History II)
Grade 10 (US History I)
Grade 11 (US History II)
curriculum matrix / framework
curriculum timeframe / maps
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and differentiated K-12 Social Studies curriculum that is based upon research and best practice, ensuring that students become critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible citizens in a global and technological society.
In Middletown Public Schools, we believe the Social Studies Program will:
Establish clear expectations and hold students to high standards adhering to the Common Core for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Rhode Island Social Studies Grade Span Expectations, Applied Learning Standards, and Student Learning Expectations (High School only).
Provide a balanced approach to the teaching of reading and writing of informational text.
Provide high quality instruction for students, using best practices, analysis of available data, and a variety of assessment strategies.
Differentiate instruction by varying content, process, and authentic products.
Encourage students to use multiple strategies to decode and comprehend a variety of text.
Drive instruction using common formative and summative assessments.
Utilize technology to enhance student learning and support effective teaching.
Actively engage prior knowledge and build new knowledge to develop mastery and understanding of civics and government, historical perspectives, economics, and geography.
Encourage students to become confident and effective communicators, proficient readers, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens and life-long learners.
Integrate instruction with other disciplines and prepare students for reading and writing in society.
Support educator growth and professional development opportunities within the district, region, and national organizations.
Provide opportunities and resources for historical thinking that include:
Historical analysis and interpretation
Historical research capabilities
Historical issues – analysis and decision-making