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Social Studies

Divisional- Annual- Term PlansClass Plans for Standard


Prepared by:

Queens Square Anglican School


2015-2016
Social Studies Divisional Plans for the Middle Division
National Comprehensive Curriculum

World
Learning Outcome CS#1. The Earth - A. Develop a mental picture of the distribution of landmasses and water bodies. Recall earths shape, internal composition and external build and
demonstrate understanding of their influence on specific changes. Identify and explain its land and water and the living things which inhabit them.
B. Landforms and Location - The acquisition and application of knowledge and skills to: visualize, explore and describe regions, interpret geographic data, make
predictions and generally solve problems specific to landforms and location
CS#2 - Weather and Climate - Identify some climate types and explain climate related information. Describe how latitudinal location, landmass location, elevation,
position of mountain ranges and the prevailing wind system combine to influence climatic conditions.
CS# 3 - Latitude and Longitude - Demonstrate knowledge of the identity and functions of the parallel lines of latitude, the meridian lines of longitude and the
relationship between latitudinal range and climate and among longitudinal range, time and climate. Interpret location and solve location problems using grid
references
CS#4 Rotation - Define, describe and illustrate rotation and revolution and explain their effect on the earth. Explain the theory of Tectonic Plate Movement and
identify examples of world regions where the meeting of plates has created changes in the build of surrounding environment and or either earthquake or volcanic
movement
CS#5 Resources - Recognize useful things and actions as resources. Identify and classify resources in their natural regions, assess their role in the social,
economic and political development of the country and explain conservation and preservation efforts. Identify and describe trade arrangement in dealing with
resources
CS#6 Tourism - Demonstrate knowledge of tourism as an industry. Identify and locate the various resources that Belize has to offer to enhance the industry.
Explain the impact (including negative) of tourism on the environment and people of Belize. (social, economical, political, aesthetic/environmental)
Content Sets

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Standard 2
Land forms & Location (CS1)
Earth, Weather (CS2)
Weather and Resources (CS3 & 4)
Resources and Tourism (CS3&4)
Resources (CS6)

Government and Citizenship

Standard 3

1.
2.
3.
4.

Land forms & Location (CS1)


Earth and Revolution (CS2&3)
Weather (CS4&5)
Weather (CS6)

Standard 4

1.
2.
3.
4.

Latitude & Longitude, Earth (CS1)


Earth and Waether (CS2&3)
Resources (CS4&5)
Resources and Tourism (CS6)

Learning Outcomes CS#3 - Discuss the type and structure of Local Government in Belize and state how it is financed. Analyze and describe the process of how Belize is governed.
Content Sets

Standard 2
1. Types of Government, Branches of

Standard 3

Standard 4

1. How we are governed

1. The Constitution, National Changes


2. National Changes and Citizenship

the local Government


2. Rules

Rights and Responsibilities


Learning Outcome CS#1 - Recognize and explain basic needs and values as well as rights and responsibilities
CS#2 - Acquire knowledge of, and develop positive attitude, towards basic rights while demonstrating an understanding of Responsibility
CS#3 - Create interest and develop the right attitudes towards constitutional rights and responsibilities
CS#4 - Examine and show respect for the national Symbols of Belize
Content Sets

Standard 2
1. You have rights, you have responsibilities
2. You have responsibilities (CS2)

Early Civilizations

Standard 3

1. You have rights, you have


responsibilities
2. You have responsibilities (CS3&4)

Standard 4
Conventions and Agreed to rights

Learning Outcome CS# 2 - Analyze the Origin and development of African and Maya Civilization.
CS#3 - Examine the Physical features, Climatic variations, population and resources of Africa
CS#5 - Analyze and describe the various accomplishments of Africa
CS# 2 - Analyze the Origin and development of African and Maya Civilization
CS#6 - Analyze the results of European expansion in Africa the Caribbean and Central America
CS#4 - Investigate the scientific advancement of Maya Societies
Content Sets

Standard 2
1. Maya Culture and Civilization (CS2)
2. African Culture and
Civilization(CS2)

Standard 3

Standard 4

1. Maya and African Civilization (CS2)

1. Ancient Africa, Africa Resources, Architecture (CS3&5)


2. Classic Maya Civilization (CS2&6)
3. Classic Maya (CS4)

Society and Culture


Learning Outcome CS#1 - Identify the various ethnic groups of Belize and discuss their origin, history, values, traditions and customs
CS#2 - Describe the achievements and contributions of individual Belizeans and discuss their impact on the Belizean Society
CS #3 - Explore the cultural diversity of ethnic groupsGarifuna, Creole, Maya and Mestizo in the development of a Belizean Society
CS #5 - Demonstrate knowledge of Belizes historical buildings
CS #4 - Discuss and examine the factors that contributed to migration and its impact on the individual family and country
Content Sets

Standard 2
National Heroes, African Culture (CS1)

Standard 3

1. Belize Society (CS1)


2. Maya Classic Period (CS5)

Standard 4

1. Family Values, traditions (CS1)


2. Family values, traditions (CS4)

Social Studies Annual Plan for Standard 4

Comprehensive Curriculum Topic Distribution Social Studies Standard 4


1
Term
1
Term
2
Term
3

Unit/Theme

2
Government

Unit/Theme
Outcomes

3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9,4.0

Outcomes
Unit/Theme
Outcomes

Society and Culture


4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.10, 5.11
World
5.22, 5.23, 5.24, 6.13, 6.14

WEEKS
5

6
7
Early Civilization

2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

9
10
Society & Culture
1.14, 1.15, 2.8,

World
1.18, 1.19, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 4.22, 4.23, 4.24, 4.25, 4.26, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18
Rights and Responsibilities
2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6

Government
3.6, 3.7

Social Studies Term Plans for Standard 4


Unit /Theme
Government

Content Sets
Government
and Citizenship
Theme: The
Constitution
(contd)
1. The
Democratic
Process
Meaning and
Application
Theme:
National
Changes
1. The National
Symbols
Origin and
Meaning
2. Our National
Flag
3. Our National
anthem
4. Our Coat of
Arms as part of
the National
Flag.
5. Our National
Animal
6. Our national
Bird
7. Our National
Flower
8. Our National
Tree
Content
1. Meaning of
Citizenship
Who is a

Term 1 (10 weeks)


Outcomes
3.4 Explain the meaning
and application of the
Democratic Process.
3.5 Discuss and explain
the origin and meaning of
the National Symbols
3.6 Discuss and tell the
meaning of citizenship
3.7 Explain who is a
Belizean and how
Belizean Citizenship may
be
obtained
3.8 Identify and discuss
the three branches of
Government and their
functions
3.9 Discuss the reasons
for changes in electoral
divisions and identify
some changes made
4.0 Recall the origin and
meaning of the national
Symbols and the
Democratic Process
3.4 Explain the meaning
and application of the
Democratic Process.
3.5 Discuss and explain
the origin and meaning of
the National Symbols
3.6 Discuss and tell the
meaning of citizenship
3.7 Explain who is a
Belizean and how
Belizean Citizenship may
be

Unit/Theme
Society &
Culture

Term 2 (10 weeks)


Outcomes

Unit/Theme
World

Term 3 (10 weeks)


Outcomes

Belizean? How
Belizean
citizenship may
be obtained.
2. Democracy
and the
Democratic
Process

Early
Civilization

3. The two
parts or Houses
of the
Legislature: the
House of
Representative
s
and the senate.
b). The
Executive
Branch:
1). The
governor
general
2). The cabinet
4. The Public
Service/public
Officers
5. The judiciary:
the judges in
the
courts who hold
trials and
punish
people who
break the law:
The Courts:
1). The
Supreme Court
2). The

obtained
3.8 Identify and discuss
the three branches of
Government and
their functions
3.9 Discuss the reasons
for changes in electoral
divisions and
identify some changes
made
4.0 Recall the origin and
meaning of the national
Symbols and the
Democratic Process
3.4 Explain the meaning
and application of the
Democratic Process.
3.5 Discuss and explain the
origin and meaning of the
National Symbols
3.6 Discuss and tell the
meaning of citizenship
3.7 Explain who is a
Belizean and how Belizean
Citizenship may be
obtained
3.8 Identify and discuss the
three branches of
Government and their
functions
3.9 Discuss the reasons for
changes in electoral
divisions and identify
some changes made
4.0 Recall the origin and
meaning of the national
Symbols and the
Democratic Process
3.1 Determine factors that
influence the climatic
variations of Africa.
3.2 Explain the interaction
between the physical
features and climatic

World

Rights &
Responsibilities

magistrates
Court or Lower
Court
3). The Family
Court
6). Changes in
Electoral
Divisions
reasons for.

Society &
Culture

Family values,
traditions
The basic
value of family
traditions,
history and
folklore of
Belize.
How cultural
contributions

variations of Africa and how


it impacts the lives of
Africans.
3.3 Examine and interpret
different types of maps and
discuss the
wealth of Africas resources
as well as its significance to
the quality of human life in
Africa.
5.1 Identify the
accomplishments of ancient
Africa.
5.2 Research information
that leads to understanding
and appreciation of Africas
technology.
5.3 Identify ancient Africas
use of medicine and explain
its role in helping people to
improve the quality of their
lives.
5.4 Define the level of
civilization that exists in the
region from which
Africans were captured.
5.5 Research and compare
how well technology
facilitated the
advancement of Africas
ancient civilization with that
of Maya ancient civilization
and evaluate the result.

1.14 Discuss reasons for


location choices and the
concentration
of Belizeans in different
parts of the country
1.15 Research information
and discuss the origin of
ethnic groups
2.8 Describe how these

are passed
from one
generation to
the next.
The role of
selected
individuals in
history.
Cultural
patterns and
changes
How the use
of Natural
resources,
labour, trade
and technology
affect culture.

Theme - 3

selected cultural groups


organize themselves

Outcomes - 11

Theme -2

Outcomes -21

Theme -2

Outcomes -25

Social Studies Term I Unit Plan- Class Plan for


Standard 4
Class: Standard 4
Subject: Social Studies
Area of Study:

Government

Duration/Date:

5 weeks

Unit Reference:
Number of Lessons: 10

Unit Goal/Objective: While Social Studies tends to be a mundane subject, journeying through this unit will help students to capture Belize in an integrated way not only through a historical
view point, but an economic and political perspective as well. Students will be able to learn of how our country was formed and how we are to live together socially. Hence students will develop
civic and patriotic pride to eventually become law abiding citizens of this multi-cultural, inter-dependent and democratic nation.

Weeks
1

Outcome Codes
3.5 Discuss and
explain the origin of
the national
symbols
and identify
some changes made
4.0- Recall the
origin and meaning
of the national
symbols

Theme/Topic/Skills
National Changes

Subtopic/Content

Major teaching strategies

National Changes:

The National Symbols origin


and meaning

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)

National Flag
National Anthem
Coat of Arms
National Animal
National Bird
National Flower
National Tree

Brainstorm previous knowledge of national


symbols
Explain the importance of each National
Symbol
Discuss the origins of the National
Symbols
Work in groups to display national symbols
Present on each national symbol, working
in groups

Major assessment
-Participation in games and class
activities and presentations
- Create display board on the national
Symbols
- Present on the nation symbols
-Complete a checklist

3.1 Explain what


a constitution is and
tell that the
constitution for an
independent Belize
was passed on
September 20, 1981
3.4 Explain the
meaning and
application of the
democratic process
3.6 Discuss and tell
the meaning of
citizenship
3.7 Explain who is
a Belizean and how
Belizean
Citizenship may be
obtained
3.9 Discuss the
reasons for changes
in electoral
divisions and
identify some
changes made
4.0 Recall the
origin and meaning
of the national
Symbols and the
Democratic Process

Government

How we are governed


-What is the Constitution? The
Constitution for an independent
Belize was passed on September 20,
1981
- The Constitution is the Supreme law
of Belize
-It affirms that the nation be founded
upon principles which acknowledge
the supremacy of God
-It proclaims principles of social and
economic justice and equal
opportunity for all.
-It requires policies of the state which
protect, safeguard the unity, freedom,
sovereignty and territorial integrity of
Belize.
2. The Democratic process- meaning
and application

- In pairs discuss what a constitution is and outline why


a country needs a government
- Debate on the need of a constitution
- Define democracy and explain the democratic process
- Identify issues affecting the democratic process
- View a clip of the democratic process in action

Quiz on the constitution and


democracy
Explain in own words the
democratic process
Rubric for the debate
Role play the democratic
process

3.6 Discuss and


tell the meaning of
citizenship
3.7 Explain who
is a Belizean and
how Belizean
citizenship may be
obtained

Government and
Citizenship

1. A citizen is a participatory
member of a political
community. Citizenship is
gained by meeting the legal
requirements of a national,
state, or local government.
A nation grants certain
rights and privileges to its
citizens. In return, citizens
are expected to obey their
country's laws and defend
it against its enemies.
2. A Belizean is someone who
is born to parents or
grandparents that are
citizens of Belize
3. If you marry a Belizean
citizen
4. If you have lived in Belize
for a period of 5
consecutive years before
applying for citizenship

1. Treasure Hunt for sentence strips and


match words to definition
2. Discuss the importance of being a citizen
of Belize
3. Explain how to become a citizen in an oral
presentation to the class
4. In groups, identify the four categories of
citizenship

Checklist for participation


Rubric on presentation
Questionnaire on citizen
Puzzle on the process to
become a citizen

3.8- Identify and


discuss the three
branches of
government and
there functions

Three Branches of
Government

3.9 Discuss the


reasons for changes
for electoral
divisions and
identify some
changes made.

3.8- Identify and


discuss the three
branches of
government and
there functions
3.9 Discuss the
reasons for changes
for electoral
divisions and
identify some
changes made

1. The two parts or houses


of the legislature;
a) The
house
of
representative and the
senate.
b) Executive Branch,
1. Governor General
2. The cabinet

1. The Legislative
a) List definitions of term legislate.
b) Explanation that house of
representative and senate.
c) Name members of House of
Representatives and portfolios.
d) Discuss duties of senate members
as it relates to cabinet.
e) Role-play the duties of the
members of both house and senate.
2. The Executive
a) Using a dictionary, find all
definitions of the term execute.
b) Discuss term as it relates to the
word executive.
c) Research duties of the executive
branch(make policies to govern
country).
d) Show picture of the cabinet,
identify how many members
students have heard of.

Three Branches of
Government

3. The Judiciary: the judges in


the courts who hold trials
and punish people who
break the law
4. The Courts:
a. The Supreme Court
b. The Magistrate
Court/Lower Court
c. The Family Court

3. The Judiciary:
a. Supreme Court: -Relate history of the
Supreme Court
- Field Trip to observe the opening of the
Supreme Court
- Discuss jurors, selection, how many, etc
b. Court of Appeals Illustrate with a
story to bring out the definition of the
Court of Appeals
- Discuss the right to be heard in a court of
law and be given a fair judgment and how
it relates to the Court of Appeals
c. Family Court : - Invite a guest speaker

1. Make booklet explaining the


legislative branch.
2. Compare the duties/roles of
members of House of
Representatives of senate.

1. Dramatize the various duties


of the executive branch and
have other students guess the
answer.
2. Make a booklet explaining
the executive branch.

In groups crate
pamphlet/booklet about
various aspects of judiciary
branch
Write stories showing
various responsibilities that
go along with having rights

to educate students of Family Court


-field to National Assembly

References: History of Belize: A Nation in the Making, 13 Chapters of a history of Belize, Resource Guide for teaching Social Studies in Primary Schools,
http://www.belize-glessimareresearch.org/download/guideforelectionofficialsupdatesfeb2008.pdf
http://www.belizelaw.org/belize_constitution01.pdf

Teaching Aids: Map of Belize, Map of Belize City,

Class: Standard 4
Subject: Social Studies
Area of Study: Early Civilization
Duration/Date:

3 weeks

Number of Lessons: 6

Unit Goal/Objective: Social Studies is a subject that aims to highlight all aspects of a society, early civilization allows students to understand that although we may look different on the outside
most of us have ancestors that originated from the same place. This unit will allow students have a better understanding of one of the larger continent in the world.
Weeks
1

Outcome Codes
3.1 Determine the
factors that influence
the climatic variations
of Africa.
3.2 Explain the
interaction between
the physical features
and climatic variations
of Africa and how it
impacts the lives of
Africans
. 3.3 Examine and
interpret different
types of maps and
discuss the
wealth of Africas
resources as well as its
significance to the
quality of human life
in Africa.
5.1 Identify the
accomplishments of
ancient Africa.
5.3 Identify ancient
Africas use of
medicine and explain

Theme/Topic/Skill
s
Early Civilization

Subtopic/Content
African Civilization:

a. The People of Africa

Major Teaching Strategies

Early Civilization

African Civilization:

b. Africas resources
-

Major Assessment

Discussion of fact sheets


Think-pair-share
Presentation on climatic variations in
groups
Label the map of Africa
Journal entry comparing their lives to
that of an Africans

Explain in own words understanding of


content

View a clip of a documentary on


ancient Africa
Contrast Africans medicine to that of
Belize and share
Complete a puzzle highlighting facts
from documentary

Questionnaire on the documentary

Complete an exit slip on specific lesson


Rubric for presentation, discussion and
journal

Presentation of their view of Belizean


medicine
Reference notes on topic

its role in helping


people to improve the
quality of their lives.

5.2 Research
information that leads
to understanding and
appreciation of
Africas technology
5.5 Research and
compare how well
technology facilitated
the advancement of
Africas ancient
civilization with that
of Maya ancient
civilization and
evaluate the results

Early Civilization

4.1 Recall and explain


the use of writing, the
calendar and
mathematics
in the everyday life of
the Maya of the
Classic Period.
4.3 Assess the
importance of the
Maya Calendar.
4.4 Justify the
significance of Maya
writings to the modern
world.
4.5 Develop a time
line for Maya in

Classic Maya
Civilization

African Civilization:

Identify on a map where specific


medicines were used in Africa

Google Africas technology and have Checklist


class discuss research and identify
Rubric
which is important to them
In groups, students will be assigned a
specific technology to present to class Questionnaire
Compare ancient Africa and Maya
civilization
Create an information board on the
comparison

c. Africas architecture
-

Classic Maya Civilization


a. Maya Sciences: Writing, Calendar and
Mathematic

-View a video clip


-In groups chn. Discuss and expla8in
the use of writing the calendar and
mathematics in the everyday life of
the Maya of the classic Period and its
importance.
-Develop and share time line for
Maya in Belize.

Presentation of what was discussed


Rubric

Belize.

4.2 Research
information and
demonstrate an
understanding of the
Maya religion and the
work of the Priests as
it relates to Maya
Science.

Classic Maya
Civilization

Classic Maya Civilization


b. Religion

Rubric for research paper


Research information the Maya
religion and the work of the Priests as
it relates to Maya Science.

References: http://countrystudies.us/belize , History of Belize-Nation in the Making, A geography of Belize, The Environment of Belize
Teaching Aids: Map of Belize, newsprint, markers, flashcards, post sticks

Class: Standard 4
Subject: Social Studies
Area of Study: Society and Culture
Duration/Date:

2 weeks

Number of Lessons: 4

Unit Goal/Objective: Social Studies is a subject that aims to highlight all aspects of a society, early civilization allows students to understand that although we may look different on the outside
most of us have ancestors that originated from the same place. This unit will allow students to have a better understanding of the unique culture that is Belizean and showcase an appreciation for
our differences because it is in those differences that makes us Belizeans.
Weeks

Outcome Codes

Theme/Topic/Skill
s

Subtopic/Content

Major Teaching Strategies

Major Assessment

1.14 Discuss reasons


for location
choices and the
concentration
of Belizeans in
different parts of
the country
2.8 Describe how
these selected
cultural groups
organize
themselves
4.6 Discuss reasons
for location
choices and the
concentration
of Belizeans in
different parts of
the country
1.15 Research
information and
discuss the origin of
ethnic
groups
2.8 Describe how
these selected
cultural groups
organize
themselves

The basic value of


family
traditions, history
and
folklore of Belize

The basic value of family traditions,


history and folklore of Belize.

Label the map of Belize


Identify the ethnic groups in
Belize
Place ethnic groups in their
correct geographical location on
the map of Belize
Visit stations on the origin of
ethnic groups

Label the map of Belize, with districts


and ethnic groups

Define and discuss the meaning of


ethnic groups in own words

Complete focus questions on each


station

Origin of groups of
Belizeans.
Their Cultural
Traditions, and
Cross Cultural
Activities

Origin of groups of Belize

Discuss folklore and its importance


Describe the structure of a typical
Belizean family
Visit a tour of Old Belize Museum
and identify the different ethnic
groups

Presentation on discussions
Research old Belizean culture
Answer questionnaire on tour of Old
Belize