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New Mexico Social Studies Instructional Scope 1.0

///New Mexico Social Studies Instructional Scope 1.0
New Mexico Social Studies Instructional Scope 1.0 2022-07-18T22:15:48-06:00

New Mexico’s K-12 social studies standards define what students should understand and be able to do by the end of each grade. The New Mexico Instructional Scope for social studies was created to support educators in deeply understanding the social studies anchor standards and unpacking the social studies standards for each grade level along with other elements or tenets that are part of providing guaranteed, viable, and equitable instruction to all students.

How to use the Instructional Scope for Social Studies:

  • Support lesson planning.
  • Guide teams to discuss, plan, model, deliberately plan scaffold supports for students, and reflect on common instructional practice during professional learning community discussions.
  • Support the implementation of high-quality instruction that meets the needs of all learners.
  • Consider how to address learning needs and where targeted scaffolds may be needed to assist students in accessing grade-level core instruction.
  • Use side-by-side with high-quality instructional materials.
  • Provides teaching support that contributes to equitable classroom structures and assists lesson planning.
  • Assists in designing classroom learning environments that minimize barriers and optimize learning for all students.
  • Monitor students’ progress on grade-appropriate assignments.

What is included in the nm instructional scope for social studies:

  • instructional tenets
  • planning guidance
  • resources
  • culturally and linguistically responsive instruction
  • cross-curricular connections
  • acceleration guidance
  • sample content/concepts
  • vocabulary for teacher development

You are encouraged to read the NM Instructional Scope in its entirety. You will find each section of the scope broken down into separate PDFs.

For assistance, contact the Literacy and Humanities Bureau staff.


Instructional Scope reference guides:

To better understand the Instructional Scope documents for Social Studies, please be sure to read through the sections below in order, each of which are present within each Instructional Scope document.


Kindergarten

View the Kindergarten Social Studies Instructional Scope

1st Grade

View the 1st Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

2nd Grade

View the 2nd Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

3rd Grade

View the 3rd Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

4th Grade

View the 4th Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

5th Grade

View the 5th Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

6th Grade

View the 6th Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

7th Grade

View the 7th Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

8th Grade

View the 8th Grade Social Studies Instructional Scope

High School


Page last updated July 18, 2022