Current discussions in the social studies department center on where my high school should begin to teach United States History. In addition, we are discussing the placement of these courses, their starting period for 10th and 11th grades, US I and US II history.The state "end of course" exams are not yet implemented so it is important to gather input from stakeholders including teachers, administrators, parents, students, and curriculum experts.
The implementation of technology into these newly redesigned courses also needs to be addressed. Will the community be supportive of changing each social studies classroom into a 21st century classroom? These classrooms will each have smart boards, laptops for each student, LCD projectors in the ceilings, among just a few of the technological advances needed to create interactive 21st century classrooms.