Middle Curriculum

General Support Materials

The Lincoln Public Schools Social Studies Blueprint (left) provides a frontpage for important resources for social studies teachers while also representing a design for the integration of social studies content and skills across a student’s career as a social studies learner.  The “Student as Citizen” reminds us that student learning is at the center and emphasizes a broad definition of “citizen” that includes all students as participants in their communities, nations, and world.  Students learn to become informed, active, and engaged citizens.  Teachers, click on the image to open up the blueprint.  Each piece of the blueprint is linked to a more detailed document with specific explanations and examples.

Strategies Cornucopia – This document outlines strategies to be adapted to any social studies lesson.  Strategies include: guiding students into, through, and beyond a source, lesson openers, helping students organize their thinking, and assessment strategies.


Curriculum Guides and Subject-Specific Support Materials

Please see below for links to resources for your grade level.  Our curriculum guides are continually updated with new resources and lesson plans for teachers.  Our curriculum guides are also aligned with the Nebraska State Social Studies Standards.

6th Grade Humanities

  • Humanities LibGuide
    • Links to a pacing guide, supporting materials, inquiry lessons, and assessments are maintained within the LibGuide.

7th Grade Social Studies

  • Curriculum Guide
    • Recommended pacing, as well as links to supporting materials, inquiry lessons, and assessments are maintained within the curriculum guide.

8th Grade American History

  • Curriculum Guide
    • Recommended pacing, as well as links to supporting materials, inquiry lessons, and assessments are maintained within the curriculum guide.

Feedback

Every teacher is encouraged to leave feedback at their grade level.  Feedback will be used to help guide future curriculum work.  The feedback form is linked at the top of many inquiry lessons, but you can also access it at THIS LINK.