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Social Studies

"For the young generation to grow up to become humane, it is important that the generation is exposed to different societies. It is necessary to show them differences in the lifestyles that people around the world have. Children need to be exposed to various social aspects of mankind and made to understand the different aspects of social behavior. It is necessary to make these children realize their duty towards society. Teaching them Social Studies serves this purpose.

Social Studies aims at creating educated individuals who can grow up to be responsible citizens of their nation. The study of Social Studies intends to build creative, caring and courteous human beings out of children. Teaching our children Social Studies increases the possibility of their becoming knowledgeable individuals. Teaching them Social Studies increases chances that they will adhere to ethical and moral values in their life. The study of Social Studies is necessary, if we want a brighter future for our society."

– Manali Oak

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Resources

ABC-CLIO Databases (Grades 6-12)

web page http://databases.abc-clio.com/Multi/

ABC-CLIO Solutions is an online resource that can be used for both Language Arts and Social Studies.  The Solutions provides a complete standards aligned e-textbook, varied points-of-view presented by experts and scholars from the field, and an extensive research library that enables deeper and broader exploration of key topics of study. Furthermore, our subscription includes access to the Support Center which contains lesson plans, videos, interactive wizards, and more! 
When accessed in district, teachers and students can log on without a username and password. To access the teacher and student versions outside of the district computers, please contact the Social Studies Department for that information.

ABC-CLIO Curriculum Alignment

Grade 6

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Grade 7

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Grade 8

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United States History I

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United States History II

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World History

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Additional Web Sites for Social Studies Classroom use:

web page Social Studies Primary Source Document Correlations

web page National Archives

web page Digital Public library of America

web page Library of Congress

web page Teaching Tools

web page Activity /Lesson Resource

web page Primary Sources/Lessons/etc.

web page Lesson Plans/Activities/Resources

web page NEWSELA

web pageThinkCERCA

web page ReadWriteThink

web page Reading and Writing Project

web page US Constitution

web page NJ Amistad

National History Day

This annual competition has consistently delivered excitement and pride for Paterson every year.  For the past two decades, Paterson has secured its reputation as a district that performs exceptionally well at National History Day competitions.  We want to express how proud we are of our students’ outstanding achievement!

 

National History Day 2018 Conflict and Compromise in History

National History Day Important Documents

pdf 2018 Theme Sheet

pdf 2018 Contest Rule Book

National History Day External Links

web page http://www.nhd.org/

web page http://nj.nhd.org/

 

Quiz Bowl

 

Presidental Seal Mt. Rushmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amistad Connection

Background

Under legislation sponsored by Assemblymen William D. Payne and Craig A. Stanley, schools in the Garden State are moving to recognize the integral part African-Americans have played at every turn in this nation’s history. The Amistad Bill (A1301), which became law in 2002, calls on New Jersey schools to incorporate African-American history into their social studies curriculum. This legislation also created the Amistad Commission, a 23-member body charged with ensuring that African-American history, contributions and experiences are adequately taught in the state’s classrooms.

Purpose:

The Amistad Commission ensures that the Department of Education and public schools of New Jersey implement materials and texts which integrate the history and contributions of African-Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora.

Goals:

1) To infuse the history of Africans and African-Americans into the social studies curriculum in order to provide an accurate, complete and inclusive history.

2) To ensure that New Jersey teachers are equipped to effectively teach the revised social studies core curriculum content standards.

3) To create and coordinate workshops, seminars, institutes, memorials and events which raise public awareness about the importance of the history of African-Americans to the growth and development of American society in global context.

New Jersey Amistad Commission

In 2002 the Amistad Bill (A1301) became law in New Jersey. The Amistad Bill calls on New Jersey schools to incorporate African-American History into their curriculum. The Amistad Commission ensures the implementation of materials and text that integrate the history and contributions of African-Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora.

http://www.state.nj.us/education/amistad/


Amistad Web-based Curriculum

The Amistad Web-based curriculum provides an interactive textbook infusing the vast contributions and experiences of African Americans for all teachers and students. The Amistad Web-Based curriculum can be access by using the website link below.

http://www.njamistadcurriculum.net


Amistad Literacy for Primary Grades

The Amistad commission has created a list of book titles that reflect African and African-American characters in positive, authentic ways. The book list attached will assist you enrich your home and classroom libraries in the primary grades. The Amistad Web-Based curriculum can be access by using the website link below.

http://www.state.nj.us/education/amistad/resources/


Amistad Events

We are calling on all Paterson Public School Seniors to attend The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week. This event will take place between on November 17th in Paterson. For more information and registration please review the attached flyer or use the link below.

http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com

Malcolm Bernard Flyer


NJ Rising Scholars Program

Attention all Seniors! Don't miss the opportunity to apply for the NJ Rising Scholars program.  Student’s chosen for the Rising Scholars Program will receive an award certificate, a comprehensive guide of available HBCU scholarships, the opportunity to meet recruiters and receive on-site admissions with the opportunity to have fees waved. For more information and registration please review the attached flyer or use the link below.

Amistad in Paterson Public Schools 2017-2018

http://www.state.nj.us/education/amistad/njrs/

Rising Star Flyer and Application

Mayflower Compact

Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was the first agreement for self-government to be created and enforced in America. Below are some resources to assist with using this primary source document for instruction within the classroom.

Information on the Mayflower Compact along with video clips related to the voyage aboard the Mayflower as well as the signing of the Mayflower Compact:
http://www.history.com/topics/mayflower-compact

 

Information on the Mayflower Compact, along with video clips and a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation:
https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/homework-help/mayflower-and-mayflower-compact

 

A series of three lessons designed for grades 4-6 utilizing two primary source documents, along with one primary source in order to analyze the sources about the voyage of the Pilgrims to America aboard the Mayflower, the writing of the Mayflower Compact, and the origin of Thanksgiving:
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/early-settlements/resources/pilgrims-mayflower-compact-and-thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

DBQ/ Research Projects

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Research Projects

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September 11th Resources

The New Jersey Department of Education has not mandated the implementation of a 9/11 curriculum for their districts, however, a curricula has been developed. Through the work of teachers within the state, in collaboration with Holocaust Education, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, teachers have created a list of resources, curriculum, and standard alignment for all to use.
The following links will provide you with curriculum information, standard alignment, and lesson plans for K-12:

K-12 Curriculum
http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/curriculum/

9/11 NJ Standards Alignment
http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/NewJerseyStandards.pdf

Lesson Plans
 (K-5)
http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/additional/K5.pdf
(6-8)
http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/additional/68.pdf
 (9-12)
http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/additional/912.pdf
  
For additional resources and information please be sure to visit
the New Jersey Department of Education Website.

http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/911/

 

 

 

Contact Us

Eric Crespo

Associate Chief Academic Officer
Phone: (973)321-0874
ecrespo@paterson.k12.nj.us

Maribel Franco

Secretary
973-321-0895
maribel@paterson.k12.nj.us

Nicole Brown

Supervisor of Humanities
Phone: (973)321-0714
nbrown@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

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