C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Essential Items for the 21St Century Social Studies Classroom

At Least One of...

  • Dictionary 
  • Thesaurus
  • One-volume encyclopedia
  • Complete set of encyclopedias
  • Large reference atlas
  • Almanac
  • Large reference book of maps
  • Physical and/or political globe
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Bulletin board
  • File cabinet
  • Book shelf
  • Overhead projector
  • Computer w/ DVD drive, software
  • Computer stand or worktable 
  • Internet connection
  • Printer
  • Access to a computer lab
  • Computer/multimedia projector
  • Projection screen
  • Scanner
  • CD/tape player with radio
  • Television, VCR, and DVD on stand
  • Chalk or dry-erase board, with chalk or markers
  • Smart Board
  • Pull-down maps of:
    • Africa
    • North America
    • Asia
    • Pacific Rim
    • Europe
    • South America
    • Middle East
    • South Asia
    • New York State
    • VARIOUS: Mercator, Robinson, etc.

 Class sets of(recommended)

  • Pocket-sized dictionaries
  • Thesauri
  • Student textbooks
  • News magazines
  • Desk atlases
  • Almanacs
  • Blank maps
  • Small desk globes
  • Pencils, markers, crayons
  • Classroom rules & policies
  • Folders for student work
  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Notes/Transparencies
  • Student computers (at least five)
  • Computer research/work area
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Scrap paper for rough drafts
  • Borrowed laptop computers

Collections … (build as many as possible)

  • Artifacts (primary and secondary sources for various class lessons)
  • Audio Recordings (interviews, music, radio broadcasts, speeches, stories)
  • Books (primary and secondary source reference materials)
  • Charts (bar, line, pie, etc.)
  • CD-ROM’s and DVD-ROM’s (educational games, teaching resources)
  • Galleries (collections of student work to showcase)
  • Newsmagazines and newspapers (current and archived)
  • Posters (historical trivia, maps, photographs, student artwork, time-lines)
  • Student Work (sample assignments to display)
  • Video Recordings (cartoons, documentaries, feature films, TV broadcasts)

 

Last Updated: May 20, 2009