Welcome to the Central Bucks Social Studies Department wiki

Use the navigation to the left to locate areas of interest. Use and add to the General Social Studies resources below.
Inquiries can be directed to Jim Kearney at jkearney@cbsd.org

Scope and Sequence Committee Documents:
Purpose and Principles-
Overarching Understandings and Essential Questions-
Social Studies Skills Chart-

Department Writing Rubrics for Honors and Academic courses:

Professional Organizations:
Global Association of Teachers of Economics
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council for Geographic Education
National Humanities Center
PA Council for the Social Studies

Curriculum Resources:
Buck Institute for Education- project based learning for Government and Economics
Campaign for the Civic Mission of the Schools
Design in the Classroom
District 11 Educational Support Services- Social Studies
Fordham Foundation
First Amendment Schools
MITOpenCourseware: Highlights for High School
PA Academic Standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Student Voices and Student Voices Pennsylvania
Vermont Social Studies Project

Enduring Understanding and/or Essential Questions Resources:
Big Ideas
Meridian School District Curriculum
Wethersfield Public Schools Curriculum

Assessment Resources:
21st Century Skills Map for Social Studies-
Assessment Tasks from Connecticut
Civic Assessments Database
Illinois Learning Standards Assessments
National Assessment of Educational Progress
Social Studies Assessments from Washington State
Social Studies Benchmark Assessments (Houston, Texas)

NAEP: Civics
NAEP: Economics
NAEP: Geography
NAEP: US History

Instruction Resources:
Doing What Works
Guidelines for Deliberation from the Choices Program
McREL Lesson Plans
NARA Document Analysis Worksheets
Prentice Hall Social Studies Skills Tutor
Read, Write, Think
ReadingQuest: Making Sense in Social Studies
Social Studies Classroom: The Virtual World of Social Studies
Social Studies Coalition of Delaware: Signature Lessons