Social Science

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In this assignment you will select a curriculum that you will analyze and improve. Write a paper that tells the story of this curriculum.
Your paper should:
• Introduce/describe the curriculum you have chosen (be sure to include a discussion of the curriculum’s components).
• Explain the underlying philosophy and history of this curriculum.
• Identify potential strengths and weaknesses of this curriculum.
Be sure to utilize proper APA formatting for your paper and citations (Strong Introduction, subheaders and conclusion).
SLP Assignment Expectations
MAED SLP Grading Rubric
Assignment-Driven Criteria (10 points): Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way. 
Critical Thinking (6 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Viewpoints and assumptions of experts are analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented with appropriate rationale.
Scholarly Writing (3 points): Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication to an appropriately specialized audience. 
Quality of References and Assignment Organization (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic and shape the whole work. 
Citing Sources (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using in-text citations of sources and properly format full source information in the reference list (bibliography).

Required Reading
Glathorn, A. A., Carr, J. F., and Harris, D. E. (2001). Curriculum handbook: Thinking about curriculum. Retrieved from
Chapter 7: Historical Foundations of Curriculum
Chapter 8: Social, Cultural, and Intellectual Foundations of Curriculum
Hewitt, T.W. (2006). Understanding and shaping curriculum: What we teach and why. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Curriculum 21: Essential education for a changing world. Alexandria, VA: ACSD.
Chapter 3: A Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Chapter 11: Classroom Curriculum Design
Marzano, R.J. (2003). What works in schools: Translating research into action. Alexandria, VA: ACSD.
Chapter 3: Curriculum Determination
Popham, J. (2009). Instruction that measures up. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Chapter 10: Doing Curriculum for Improved Achievement in Norwalk, CT
Squires, D.A. (2014) (Ed.). Curriculum: District stories of a path to improved achievement. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Tyler, R. W. (2013). Basic principles of curriculum and instruction. University of Chicago press. Retrieved from

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