Graduate Project Title
Standards-Based Education: Lessons for the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in the Seventh-Grade Social Studies
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Harold S. Williams
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Don B. Woodcock
This project focuses on aligning seventh-grade social studies with Washington State's Essential Academic Leaming Requirements, the state's curriculum guide. In the last decade standards-based education has swept across the United States and the results in Washington have changed the face of education. The project itself presents a variety of lessons that are aligned with the seventh-grade standards for social studies. Lessons are separated into the four disciplines in social studies: history, geography, civics, and economics. Each lesson teaches some aspect of a selected social studies requirement. The review of literature examines the standards-based reform and its resulting affects in Washington State, particularly social studies. Those results include the Essential Academic Leaming Requirements and the Washington Assessment of Student Leaming.
Schelbert, Karl Anton, "Standards-Based Education: Lessons for the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in the Seventh-Grade Social Studies" (2000). All Graduate Projects. 682.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons