Curriculum Development for Social Studies
Teachers know best about what works in the classroom. This is why the standards establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach. Instead, schools and teachers decide how best to help students reach the standards.
The State of Delaware does not mandate the use of any particular curriculum. As always, teachers can develop their own lesson plans and choose materials; however, curriculum must be aligned to the appropriate grade-level standards. Recommended units and lesson plans are available. Guidelines for creating, evaluating, and prioritizing instructional materials and curricula appear below.
Guides educators through the Delaware Social Studies Standards to help align curriculum, instruction, and assessments.
Literary Concept Organizers
Deconstructs the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English and Language Arts to help develop CCSS-aligned Social Studies instruction. Provides appropriate Knowledge, Understandings, and Dos to develop instructional units. Does not replace individual units.
For more information on Social Studies Standards in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.