The Social Studies Student Assignment Library provides examples of student assignments that are weakly, partially and strongly aligned to standards. Strongly aligned assignments are provided for each grade Kindergarten through Grade 8 and high school. Weak and/or partially aligned assignments are provided for each grade band (elementary, middle and high). The assignments can be used with the Assignment Review Protocol to develop a better understanding of the tool and how it can be applied to a teacher’s own work.

Teacher Notes are designed to support educators in implementing assignments that are strongly aligned to the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies. Teacher Notes, which are available for kindergarten – high school, contain guidance on how to scaffold student understanding of the inquiry practices and the disciplinary strands referenced in the strongly aligned assignments to the KAS for Social Studies.

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