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    This site is an unofficial resource designed by the former Social Studies Advisor and the current Social Studies Advisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Education to assist teachers, administrators and private citizens negotiate the changing landscape of social studies education in the Commonwealth. It Please feel free to explore the site's pages, as new information and page content will be posted as time and urgency permit. Of course, we welcome suggestions for ways to make this resource more useful to you.
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    Another websitePROPOSED BUDGET
    Governor Corbet's proposed budget indicated funding
    for information. This website is onthree (3) Keystone Exams, Biology, Alegbra 1 and Literature. He did not say he was cutting the SAS websiteCivics and maintained byGovernment exam, yet he did not say he WAS funding it. As of February 12, 2012 it is still a proposed budget. Anything can happen. School districts should always make curricular decisions based on the Social Studies Advisorstudent needs of the Commonwealth. Check it out: http://websites.pdesas.org/sflaherty/default.aspx
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    local district. Chapter 4 of Rights Day December 15th, 2011
    The Bill of Rights Institute
    the Pennsylvania school code reminds us that the primary reason for public education is pleased to invite youcreate contributing citizens.
    When designing curriculum, the focus should always be the end product for students is
    to join one of our upcoming professional development webinars.
    Each hour-long webinar helps participants learn how to use one or more
    be a citizen of the lessons from our various curriculacommunity, state, nation and features primary source documents and engaging activities to use in the classroom, teaching strategies,world. When public education creates citizens who are actively engaged and discussions led by a Bill of Rights Institute Master Teacher.
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    6PM EASTERN
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    informed, the annual Billfuture of Rights Day celebration with a classroom-ready lesson plan and activities to use throughout the year with your Social Studies students.Republic is ensured.
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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING PENNSYLVANIA AND THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS!
    Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
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    Plan Would Let Students Graduate Early. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb 18, 2010.
    Common Core State Standards Initiative March 10, 2010
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    2012
    PROPOSED BUDGET
    Governor Corbet's proposed budget indicated funding for three (3) Keystone Exams, Biology, Alegbra 1
    and Literature. He did not say he was cutting the Common Core Standards, March 11, 2010 {Common Core 1-pager.pdf} Civics and Government exam, yet he did not say he WAS funding it. As of February 12, 2012 it is still a proposed budget. anything can happen. The real bottom line is to make curricular decisions based on the student needs of the local district. Chapter 4 of the Pennsylvania school code reminds us that the primary reason for public education is to create contributing citizens.
    When designing curriculum, the focus should always be the end product for students is to be a citizen of the community, state, nation and the world. When public education creates citizens who are actively engaged and informed, the future of the Republic is ensured.

    NEW Eligible Content and Assessment Anchors
    Just released on the SAS website under the tab Contnet -- Download PDF's "" -- Assessment anchors and the eligible content for Civics and Government. http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/KeystoneDownloads
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    This site is an unofficial resource designed by the former Social Studies Advisor and the current Social Studies Advisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Education to assist teachers, administrators and private citizens negotiate the changing landscape of social studies education in the Commonwealth. It Please feel free to explore the site's pages, as new information and page content will be posted as time and urgency permit. Of course, we welcome suggestions for ways to make this resource more useful to you.
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    it out: http://websites.pdesas.org/sflaherty/default.aspx
    National Constitution Center Hall Pass
    History
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    of Thanksgiving – Grab a seat at the table as we talk turkey! Everyone who lovesRights Day December 15th, 2011
    The Bill of Rights Institute is pleased to invite you
    to eat loves Thanksgiving, so join us as we take a look at what this holiday is all about. Learn the real storyone of the first Thanksgiving, and find outour upcoming professional development webinars.
    Each hour-long webinar helps participants learn how to use one or
    more aboutof the American Indians who were living in what is now New England. We’ll learn about what kinds of foodslessons from our early Thanksgiving dinners didvarious curricula and didn’t have,features primary source documents and discover howengaging activities to use in the day was madeclassroom, teaching strategies, and discussions led by a national holiday duringBill of Rights Institute Master Teacher.
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    6PM EASTERN
    Bill of Rights Day
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    the Civil War. And we’ll check out the backgroundannual Bill of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions—we’ll even talkRights Day celebration with a little football! So bring your appetite for knowledgeclassroom-ready lesson plan and join us as we exploreactivities to use throughout the History of Thanksgiving! Go to http://constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Constitution_Hall_Pass_634255809976016250.aspx.year with your Social Studies students.
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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING PENNSYLVANIA AND THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS!
    Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
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