Instructional Strategies

Rubric: Benchmark – Social Studies and the Arts Integrated Unit Plan

15% Social Studies Content COE 2.4: Mini-unit plan includes engaging instructional activities that are aligned to well-researched, meaningful, standards-based learning objectives and skillfully develop students’ abilities to make informed decisions in a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world.

15 % Visual Arts Content Integration COE 2.5: Mini-unit plan meaningfully incorporates visual arts to promote communication, inquiry, and engagement among the students.

10.0 %Responsible Use of Media, Digital Tools, and Resources COE: 1.4: Mini-unit plan creatively and thoughtfully incorporates responsible use of media, digital tools, and resources, including virtual pen pal, safety measures of using the Internet, research of performance and visual arts, and collaboration with students of other cultures.

10.0 %Meeting the Varied Learning Needs of Students

Mini-unit plan fully and creatively integrate differentiated instructional strategies, activities, and supports, all of which are well designed to meet the needs of specific individuals or groups with similar needs, consistent with the Class Profile.

10.0 %Instructional Strategies

Mini-unit plan proficiently and creatively includes multiple instructional strategies that skillfully provide opportunities for active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

10.0 %Rationale Rationale clearly describes carefully planned, plausible reasoning for choices of instructional materials and strategies in light of learning goals and student outcomes.

30.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Mini unit plan are free of mechanical and conventional errors. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and topic-related language.