Social Studies A/B Year Kindergarten to Grade 7 Schedule for British Columbia’s New Curriculum
Back by popular demand! Here is a great resource to help with the new curriculum! My last post on the British Columbia Science A/B Year Schedule (created by Mike Woelders) continues to have record hits. Now here is a post with a British Columbia Social Studies A/B Year Schedule.
Rhonda Krisko, a vice-principal from the Langley School District, took time to create a Social Studies A/B Year to help her school. Here it is to help your school! Currently it is up to Grade 7!
Here is a little bit about Rhonda and why she decided to create this wonderful resource.
As a teacher, when it comes to curricular content and competencies, the development and refinement of literacy skills forms the foundation on which I operate a classroom. I love witnessing growth in the areas of reading, writing, and critical thinking. The subjects of Social Studies and Language Arts bend nicely, making it easy to meet the academic needs of my students in these areas. My passion is creating a safe place. Underlining every decision I make, and every action I undertake, is the hope that it will work to strengthen the community’s sense of safety and increase engagement.
I am currently working as a vice-principal at one of the fastest growing schools in the Langley School District. Our rate of growth and the implementation of the new curriculum increases the likelihood for chaos significantly, and makes the creation of safety a challenge at times. As an administrator I asked myself what I could do to help reduce the anxiety, and chaos; and contribute to the provision of a safe environment, where calculated risks can be taken. The answer I came up with was to design an A/B plan for the new Social Studies curriculum. Undertaking this task tickled my fancy as a lover of Social Studies, intrigued me as someone having to use the new curriculum, and satisfied my need to contribute to the creation of a safe environment.
For the most part, the Big Ideas with similar themes are grouped together, and elaborations that complimented the content and/or curricular competencies were added. There are more elaborations on the ministry web site, but space constraints prevented their addition.
My hope is that the use of this plan makes it easier to implement the new curriculum and helps to create a safe environment in which to work and learn.
Thank you Rhonda for your time and energy to produce this document!
If you want to contact Rhonda then please contact her through her email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also follow her on Twitter.
Click for the Google Document for the Social Studies A/B Schedule
Click for the PDF Attachment for the Social Studies A/B Schedule