Concept Based Curriculum and Instructional Design

This site is intended to be used as a guide for social studies educators who would like to develop their local curriculum using a concept-based model. It will be most useful for those educators who have attended a concept-based unit development training. It is organized as a process of steps, and as you begin to write your units you may engage in several steps simultaneously.

As you navigate through each step of the process you will see each page structured using the following icons so that you can clearly navigate each page.

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Three Fundamental Shifts in Social Studies Essential Standards

  • The standards place a greater emphasis on the development of conceptual understanding than they have in the past
  • The standards are written to Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy making it easier to understand the cognitive process for which students should engage as well as the type of knowledge that is the target of learning
  • The standards are organized around five conceptual strands allowing, for greater integration of thinking around the big ideas in social studies.




Click Here to return to the K-12 Social Studies Wiki Site http://ssnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net

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Users can download information from the site, add information to Google Docs, engage with interactive components, but not add information to the actual wiki site. You do not need to be a member of the wiki in order to access the materials.