ERIC Number: ED466437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Intervention Guide--U.S. History: 1877 to the Present.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
The study of U.S. history from 1877, taught in Mississippi secondary schools, builds on the study of U.S. history before 1877, offered in the eighth grade. Mississippi students, through studying U.S. history from 1877, gain an historical perspective of the nation's past. The study of the United States concentrates on cause-and-effect relationships and developing an understanding of multiple causation, the knowledge that things are as they are for many reasons. History education in Mississippi is not rote memorization of dates, events, and people, but rather the development of student ability to detect trends, as well as analyze movements and events that help them develop a sense of history. This intervention guide is designed to help the individual teacher, counselor, or administrator assess the deficiencies of the student by assessment strand as reported by the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) Student Report. Because the U.S. history from 1877 Subject Area Test is a performance-based test, it is essential that teachers not only communicate basic content knowledge, but also instruct students in how to process and manipulate information. Students should also possess the skills needed to read and interpret such things as charts, maps, and timelines to help them draw conclusions about a topic or question. The guide is divided into five sections: (1) "Interpreting the Mississippi Subject Area Score Reports"; (2) "Overview of the Mississippi U.S. History from 1877 Curriculum"; (3) "Suggested Test Strategies"; (4) "Additional Strategies and Sample Assessment Items"; and (5) "Learning Strategies." Appended are: Glossary of Terms; U.S. History from 1877 Web Resources; and Literature Resources for U.S. History from 1877. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Critical Thinking, High Schools, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Performance Based Assessment, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Test Wiseness, United States History
Mississippi State Department of Education, Central High School, P.O. Box 771, 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39205. Tel: 605-359-3513. For full text: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ACAD/ID/Curriculum/U.S.History.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi