1 2018 History AND. Social Science Massachusetts Curriculum Framework Framework . 2018. Grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12. This document was prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members Mr. Paul Sagan, Chair, Cambridge Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton Ms. Katherine Craven, Brookline Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington Dr. Edward Doherty, Hyde Park Dr. Martin West, Newton Ms. Amanda Fernandez, Belmont Ms. Hannah Trimarchi, Chair, Student Advisory Ms. Margaret McKenna, Boston Council, Marblehead Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner and Secretary to the Board The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public.
2 We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding the Department's compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Human Resources Director, 75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA, 02148, 781-338-6105. 2018 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Permission is hereby granted to copy any or all parts of this document for non-commercial educational purposes. Please credit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906.
3 Phone 781-338-3000 TTY: Relay 800-439-2370. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, Massachusetts 02148-4906 Telephone: (781) 338-3000. TTY: Relay 1-800-439-2370. Jeffrey C. Riley Commissioner Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to present to you the 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework , which was adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on June 26, 2018. This Framework is built upon the foundation of the 2003 and 1997 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks. Based in research on effective practice, it represents the contributions of members of the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework Review Panel, scholars who served as Content Advisors, and the more than 700 individuals and organizations who provided comments during the public comment period in early 2018.
4 This revision of the Framework retains the strengths of the previous frameworks and includes these improved features: increased emphasis on civics at all grade levels, including a new grade 8 course on civics;. inclusion of standards that reflect the diversity of the United States and world cultures, with particular attention to the contributions of women and men of all ethnicities and backgrounds in the United States and the connections among world cultures;. new Standards for History and Social Science Practice and questions to guide inquiry;. stronger attention to the intersection of History , Social Science , and literacy instruction, through the inclusion of literacy standards for History and Social Science .
5 Expanded examples of primary sources representing significant texts, maps, photographs, and works of art and architecture in United States and world History ;. new standards for financial literacy and news/media literacy. A companion document, Resources for History and Social Science , contains annotated lists of recommended websites, Massachusetts and New England museums, archives, and historic sites, and important civic holidays and commemorations. A section of the Resource Guide also documents actions taken to promote civic education by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and the Legislature, 2011 2018.
6 We hope that the Framework will be a resource of lasting value for schools and districts. Thank you again for your ongoing support and for your commitment to a rich and broad curriculum for all students. Sincerely, Jeffrey C. Riley Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Table of Contents 6. Vision and Introduction: Building on a Strong Foundation ..9. A Renewed Mission: Education for Civic Life in a Democracy .. 12. Guiding Principles .. 13. The Scope, Sequence, and Content of the Grades and 17. The Organization of the Standards and Appendices .. 20. A Guide to Reading the Introductory Page for Each Grade or Course ..21. Standards Standards for History and Social Science Practice, Pre-K 12.
7 22. Introduction to the Elementary Grades: Flexible Options for Teaching History and Social Science ..26. Pre-Kindergarten Content and Literacy Standards .. 27. Kindergarten Content and Literacy 32. Grade 1 Content and Literacy Standards .. 38. Grade 2 Content and Literacy Standards .. 45. Grade 3 Content and Literacy Standards .. 51. Grade 4 Content and Literacy Standards .. 61. Grade 5 Content and Literacy Standards .. 71. Introduction to the Middle Grades: Flexible Options for Teaching History and Social Science .83. Grade 6 Content ..85. Grade 7 Content 95. Grade 8 Content 104. Grades 6 8 Literacy Standards for History and Social Science .. 113. Introduction to the High School Grades: Flexible Options for Teaching History and Social Science .
8 117. United States History I .. 120. United States History II ..128. World History I ..139. World History II .. 148. Electives United States Government and Politics Elective .. 162. Economics Elective .. 169. Standards for Personal Financial Literacy ..173. Standards for News/Media Literacy ..176. Grades 9 10 and 11 12 Literacy Standards for History and Social Science .. 180. Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for History and Social Science 4. Appendices A. Application of the Standards for English Learners and Students with Disabilities ..189. B. History and Social Science Inquiry: Designing Questions and Investigations . 194. C. Selecting and Using Primary Sources.
9 198. D. Key and Suggested Annotated Primary and Secondary Sources for United States History and Civics Note: There is a companion document to this Framework . Resources for History and Social Science : Supplement to the 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for History and Social Science 5. Acknowledgements Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for History and Social Science Review Panel 2017 2018. *Antonio Arvelo, Humanities Teacher, Margarita *William Golen, Social Studies Curriculum Mu iz Academy, Boston Public Schools Coordinator, Williams Middle School, Kathleen Babini, Social Studies Curriculum Longmeadow Public Schools Coordinator, Plymouth Public Schools (Retired)
10 Jason Hilton, Social Studies Teacher, Wachusett Laura Baker, Professor of History and History Regional High School Education, Fitchburg State University *Christopher Hoeh, Second Grade Teacher, Debra Block, Consultant, English Language Arts Cambridge Friends School and History / Social Studies *Laura Hubert, Teacher and Coach, Berkowitz Adrianne Billingham Bock, Social Studies Elementary School, Chelsea Public Schools Program Coordinator, grades K 12, Andover *Adam Ingano, History and Social Studies Public Schools Coordinator, grades 6 12, Westford Public *Kelley Brown, Social Studies Department Head Schools and Professional Development Coordinator, Frances Jones-Sneed, Professor of History , Easthampton High School Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Richard Cairn, Emerging America Program Colleen Kelly, History and Social Science Liaison, Director, Collaborative for Educational Services Worcester Public Schools Kathleen Conole (Retired)