Using a graphic organizer of your choice, create a basic outline for a social studies theme that could be taught over the
course of one month or longer.
Choose a topic that includes two or three units that flow in an orderly sequence. Display the unit titles in the graphic
organizer with lesson titles, topics, and objectives that are aligned to the standards. Full lesson plans are not
Create a rationale statement as well as a student-friendly title for the entire theme.
Include sections on your graphic organizer for culminating activity ideas, field trips, guest speakers, and other
resources, including literature.
Design at least two authentic assessments that address your topic; one formative and one summative.