During the 2017-2018 school year, Middleton Grade Level Teams completed the process of examining social studies programming for students in grades 1-5. After learning more about the new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science (social studies) and selecting priority standards, staff reviewed a variety of classroom resources. Each Grade Level Team voted for the social studies resources that would be most engaging for students and are well-aligned with the standards. Beginning this fall, students in grades 1 & 2 will use non-fiction books from the publisher Teacher Created Materials, and students in grades 3-5 will use materials from the publisher Kids Discover as a part of programming in social studies. During our August Institute days, teachers will attend training so that they are ready to implement these new resources.
During the 2018-2019 school year, the Meyer Kindergarten Team and McCracken Social Studies Department will continue their work to develop units that align with the new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science.
Visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Social-Science.aspx to learn more about the new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science.