Curriculum Review: History/Social Science

Posted by Heather Leonard on 10/26/2023

This year, we are engaging in a curriculum review process for grades K-12 in History/Social Sciences.  The purpose of a curriculum review allows us to take a deep examination of DESE Frameworks/Standards and research from the field to evaluate our MERSD curriculum.  The team will then engage in analysis of needs and make recommendations for next steps with our curriculum.  Finally, the curriculum review process may result in actionable steps that then will require ongoing support for implementation of any changes.  

Please VIEW HERE to learn more about our MERSD Curriculum Review Process.

This year, our school will be using Investigating History, a new history curriculum developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with Primary Source, a global education nonprofit based in Watertown. MERSD received a DESE grant which allows us to fund a field test and all associated Professional Development for our teachers. We chose to field test these resources because, with the updated History/Social Science standards in recent years, this resource allows us to engage in rich learning experiences while exploring potential curriculum materials. This tool will be an evaluated component during our K-12 History/Social Science Curriculum Review Process.