Social Studies Quiz: What Do You Know About Curriculum Changes?

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Social Studies Quiz: What Do You Know About Curriculum Changes?

Below is a Social Studies Quiz: What Do You Know about Curriculum Changes? When it comes to learning, there are different avenues that teachers can use to ensure that their students can understand everything they learn in their social studies classes. Do give it a shot and see how skilled you are as a teacher. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Colonel Francis W. Parker changed social studies by
    • A. 

      Introducing computer-based inquiry to the elementary school

    • B. 

      Writing the first widely-used series of elementary social studies textbooks

    • C. 

      Introducing field trips and hands-on experiences

    • D. 

      Advocating the use of maps made of plastic alloys

  • 2. 
    Today’s teachers should remember the following important ideas from Progressive Education:
    • A. 

      Social studies should be multicultural

    • B. 

      Social studies should build upon the interests of students

    • C. 

      Social studies should be based on the information presented in the textbook

    • D. 

      Social studies should teach children the essential concepts of the social sciences

  • 3. 
    The “spiral curriculum” is the idea that:
    • A. 

      Important concepts and ideas should be taught at several grade levels

    • B. 

      What children learn about any subject should be determined solely by their interests

    • C. 

      Important concepts should be categorized by Piaget’s levels of cognitive development

    • D. 

      Elementary school teachers should “weave a web” of instructional activities around a topic in social studies

  • 4. 
    Less time is currently devoted to social studies in most elementary school classrooms because
    • A. 

      The emphasis on having every child achieve state standards; almost all states have mandatory tests of reading and math, few have tests of social studies

    • B. 

      The emphasis on having every child achieve state standards; virtually no states have adopted social studies standards

    • C. 

      Research shows that most elementary school teachers dislike geography

    • D. 

      National and international events during the last ten years have led to a greater need for scientific knowledge, and less need for knowledge about the content of social studies

  • 5. 
    The experimental social studies curriculum developed by Jerome Bruner
    • A. 

      Social studies

    • B. 

      MACOS

    • C. 

      No Child Left Behind

    • D. 

      Themes of the NCSS national curriculum standards

    • E. 

      The concepts fourth graders should learn

  • 6. 
    From 1990 to the present, the following social phenomena played increasingly significant roles in social studies teaching and learning:
    • A. 

      The Civil Rights Movement and the Peace Movement

    • B. 

      The shift of the US population from rural communities to big cities and the development of a global economy

    • C. 

      The fall of the Soviet Union and the Information Age

    • D. 

      An increasingly diverse student population and the Information Age

  • 7. 
    Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments
    • A. 

      social studies

    • B. 

      MACOS

    • C. 

      Themes of the NCSS national curriculum standards

    • D. 

      Generalizations

    • E. 

      A Chair for My Mother

  • 8. 
    Content-specific statements, based on facts
    • A. 

      Generalizations

    • B. 

      Concepts

    • C. 

      Scope and sequence

    • D. 

      Values

  • 9. 
    A movement that encouraged individual expression and an activity-based curriculum
    • A. 

      No Child Left Behind

    • B. 

      Themes of the NCSS national curriculum standards

    • C. 

      MACOS

    • D. 

      Progressive Education

    • E. 

      Scope and sequence

  • 10. 
    Students who are acquiring English as a second language (English Learners):
    • A. 

      Are learning social studies at the same time they are learning their first language

    • B. 

      . Are learning social studies at the same time they are entering their zone of proximal development

    • C. 

      Are learning social studies at the same time they are learning to English

    • D. 

      Are learning social studies at the same time they are receiving little comprehensible input

  • 11. 
    One option for teachers working with children with learning disabilities is to modify curricular content by:
    • A. 

      Changing the content they are expected to learn, make it simpler

    • B. 

      Dividing the material into small, manageable units

    • C. 

      Expand the content they are expected to learn to include a more international focus

    • D. 

      Have all content presented in large type, at least 16 point

  • 12. 
    Effective teachers working with gifted students modify curricular content by:
    • A. 

      Eliminating all references to famous people, gifted students already know about them

    • B. 

      Frequently using the cooperative learning structure called “Think-Pair-Share.”

    • C. 

      Restricting gifted students to Internet sources

    • D. 

      Adding depth, so that students learn more information about a topic

  • 13. 
    The level of English proficiency among English Learners:
    • A. 

      Will always increase if the child wants to learn

    • B. 

      Will vary

    • C. 

      Has no impact on their ability to learn social studies content

    • D. 

      Is not a factor teachers should consider when planning lessons

  • 14. 
    According to Stephen Krashen, the key to second language acquisition is:
    • A. 

      Comprehensible input received when the affective filter is low

    • B. 

      High cognitive demand and low contextual filter

    • C. 

      The level of motivation among the learners

    • D. 

      The zone of proximal development

  • 15. 
    James Cummins has described CALP, which is
  • 16. 
    One scope and sequence that has dominated elementary social studies is
  • 17. 
    The content of the social studies curriculum includes concepts, generalizations, and facts. Concepts are
  • 18. 
    A process involves doing; it usually an be stated in a single word ending with
  • 19. 
    The set of values that social studies emphasizes is
  • 20. 
    It should be stressed that values education should not be a process of
  • 21. 
    Material that is cognitively demanding should be taught to children in a setting with a high level of
  • 22. 
    . Research indicate differences in the way children of different cultural groups__________ ,_______ and_____________
  • 23. 
    The number of English Learners in US public schools.
    • A. 

      Decreasing

    • B. 

      Increasing

    • C. 

      Staying the same

  • 24. 
    An attitude or feeling that works as a mental block.
  • 25. 
    The level of help a person has to complete a task.
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