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									Social Studies Curriculum Status

The K-12 Social Studies Curriculum is presented for approval for the 2000-2001 School
Year. K-6 revision has been the primary focus of curriculum development work over the
last four years. Unlike the K-6 revision process, the 7-12 curriculum work has focused
primarily on documenting the secondary programs using the model initiated at the
elementary level. Although the topic sequence at grades seven and eight was raised as a
potential issue for revision, the staffs at the junior high school and high school decided to
retain the present sequence based the level of student preparation transitioning to the
ninth grade. The document is presented as representing the planned program of studies
for K-12. In the spirit of continuing refinement and new year beginnings, the
administration and staff have developed an agenda for implementation that identifies a
series of tasks for supporting a K-12 program of studies. These tasks include attention
to:
        1) an analysis of program continuity from elementary through secondary,
        2) an assessment of the content for detail adequacy,
        3) an assessment of major and minor studies, and
        4) a translation of the content, concepts, skills, and attitudes into instructional
            designs and performance measures
        5) an analysis of specific courses for
        6) an assessment of NHEIAP results .



1. Is the social studies content accurately represented?

2. Does the content provide opportunity for inquiry?

3. Is the treatment of the content appropriate for the grade level?

4. Is the content free of bias?

5. Is terminology used appropriately?




Science Curriculum Status

The K-12 Science Curriculum is presented for approval for the 2000-2001 School Year.
K-6 revision has been the primary focus of curriculum development work over the last
four years. Unlike the K-6 revision process, the 7-12 curriculum work has focused
primarily on documenting the secondary programs using the model initiated at the
elementary level. Three courses at the high school are under development for offering in
the Fall 2000. These courses are noted in the approved program of studies for 2000-
2001.

								
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