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Money Matters Grade 8 Social Studies

Enhanced and Updated- March 4, 2016 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • Why is understanding credit and debt important?
  • What if our society didn’t have credit?
  • When (at what age) should people be allowed to have credit or to go into debt?

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  • Curriculum Guide
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One of the Certain Things In Life…Taxes Grade 7 Social Studies

Enhanced and Updated - March 4, 2016 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • What is the most important tax?
  • How much of your money goes to taxes?
  • What are the benefits of being a financially responsible citizen?
  • What roles of citizens are the most important?

 

  • Curriculum Guide
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All Roads Lead To From Rome … And Greece Grade 7 Social Studies

Enhanced and Updated  - December 2015 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • What can an artifact tell or not tell about a time period or event? (SS09-GR.7-S.1-GLE.1-IQ.4)
  • How does the rise or collapse of a government affect surrounding societies over time? (SS09-GR.7-S.1-GLE.2-IQ.1)
  • What leads to cooperation, competition, or aggression between and among nations? (SS09-GR.7-S.4-GLE.2-IQ.3)
  • How does geography influence the political and social structures of a civilization? (SS09-GR.7-S.2-GLE.2)

 

  • Curriculum Guide
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Bust a Move: Bringing Colorado History to Life through Newsplay -Integrated - Drama and Theatre Arts and Social Studies 4th Grade

Enhanced and Updated - June 30, 2015 - This updated integrated, instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap with teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

This instructional unit integrates the following separate units: 

  • Social Studies, 4th grade, Boom and Bust
  • Drama and Theatre Arts, 4th grade, Back in the Day…Primary Sources Come Alive

All of the unit files are available below.

 

  • Curriculum Guide
  • Units
Whose Land Is It Anyway? Science/Social Studies Integrated Unit 4th Grade – Environmental Education

Enhanced and Updated - January 7, 2016 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • Why does the environment need to be protected?
  • How are resources shared between humans and organisms within a specific environment?
  • In what ways has human activity impacted/influenced the environment?
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Math Standards at a Glance

Colorado High School Math standards at a glance

Science Standards at a Glance

Colorado Grades 7-12 science standards at a glance

HS Read, Write, Communicate- collection of resources based on Colorado sample instructional units. (LiveBinder)

These "overview" sample units include learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options all provided in an easy to navigate free LiveBinder collection. Aligned resources and access provided by eNeLearning and the Colorado BOCES.

Select the link below to go directly to this LiveBinder collection of resources.

HS RWC Colorado Sample Instructional Units
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  • Units
Where in the World Am I? - Grade 1 Social Studies - Unit 1

The SLVBOCES has "enhanced" this curriculum overview sample by prioritizing the Learning Objectives students should learn during this unit. They are prioritized "to help teachers know how much time they should be devoting to a sparticular objective. Learning objective prioroties are color coded as follows: red - most important, blue - next most important, and black - least critical.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging - Debatable):

  • What would the impact be on our community if there were no boundaries?
  • What if we had no geographic tools? (SS09-GR.1-S.2-GLE 1-IQ.2)
  • What would happen to our community if (specific local natural resource and/or physical feature) was no longer available or was replaced by (specific non-native natural resource and/or physical feature)?
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Collections of Colorado Sample Overview and Instructional Units in LiveBinders

Aligned collections of Sample Overview and Instructional units and resources - This LiveBinder collection is provided by eNeLearning and the Colorado BOCES.

These collections include K-12 Math, Social Studies, Science, and Read Write Communicate (Language Arts) resources.

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum Guide
  • Scope & Sequence
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How to Access Assessments Supporting Colorado Sample Instructional Units from SLVBOCES

Teams of teachers from the San Luis Valley BOCES developed assessments that are aligned, in many cases, with the Sample Curriculum Overview and Instructional units developed by the Colorado District Sample Curriculum Project. To maintain a secure access to the assessments, SLVBOCES will share these with any interested Colorado teachers who have an account in the Colorado PLN and then request access to the SLVBOCES Group.

Please create an account in the Colorado PLN. Be sure to list your district or organization and please use your district email address. If you already have an account in the PLN and want to be added to the SLVBOCES group contact Karen Ortiz, Dan Morris or Teresa Yohon at the addresses below.

If you have any questions please contact Karen Ortiz at kortiz@enetlearning.org, Dan Morris at danmorris@enetlearning.org or Teresa Yohon at tyohon@comcast.net.

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Grade 4 Colorado Sample Overview and Instructional Units with Resources in LiveBinder

A collection of resources based on Colorado grade 4 Sample Overview and Instructional Units.

Grade 4 Instructional Units
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HS Colorado sample instructional science units and resources in LiveBinder

A collection of resources based on Colorado science sample instructional units in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physical Science.

 

HS Science Resources
  • Curriculum Guide
  • Units
Middle and High School STEM Resources (LiveBinder)

Resources for STEM related instructional strategies and resources.

STEM Resources for the Classroom
  • Extension Activities
  • Games and Simulations
  • Interdisciplinary Activity
  • Manipulatives and Models
  • Problem Solving
  • Technology Integration
Middle School Science Resources (LiveBinder)

A collection of resources based on Colorado middle school science standards.

MS Science Resources
  • Extension Activities
  • Games and Simulations
  • Manipulatives and Models
  • Problem Solving