Curriculum and Instruction

Alternate Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities

Key Idea: Students will study family, neighborhood, community, New York State and United States history, culture, values, beliefs and traditions and the important contribution of individuals and groups.

Performance Indicators for Students with Severe Disabilities

Performance Indicators--Students:

  • participate in activities that highlight historical events
  • learn and communicate about the roots of American culture, its development from many different traditions, and the ways many people from a variety of groups and backgrounds played a role in creating it
  • communicate about the basic ideals of American democracy
  • demonstrate the traditions in their family, neighborhood, community and United States
  • distinguish between near and distant past and interpret simple timelines
  • communicate about the important accomplishments of individuals and groups living in their neighborhoods and communities
  • identify individuals who have helped to strengthen democracy in the United States
  • view historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts
  • learn and communicate about their rights as citizens with disabilities and how to protect and secure these rights
Last Updated: April 24, 2009