The Department of Catholic Schools has developed curriculum aligned with NYS Standards in each of the K-8 core content areas. These curricula are intended to guide the core learning across the K-8 grade levels, and content area continuum.
In May 2012 our maps were updated to include the NYS Common Core Standards for PreKindergarten through Grade 8 in Math and ELA.
The development and refinement of curriculum is always a work in progress evolving to meet the needs of our students, state requirements and educational research. Therefore, we will be continuously updating each content area. Our goal is to provide a dynamic, useful resource for teachers and parents.
The curriculum is designed around essential questions, content, skills and assessment:
Essentials questions: what students think about relative to the content
Content: what students should know
Skills: what students should be able to do
Assessment: sample of ways in which student learning may be measured
www.dioceseofbuffalomath.wikispaces.com Reference page for Pre-K - grade 8 Math
The Diocese of Buffalo has received a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Source Documents grant. A group of teachers participated in professional development in August 2012. One of the outcomes of the grant is that teachers will produce lessons using primary source documents. The lessons will be posted to our website. Please check to see the lessons and feel free to use them in your teaching.
The Library of Congress site
Primary Source Lessons:
Rosa Parks: Back of the Bus (Grade 5 Social Studies, ELA)
Lesson Template: Teaching with Primary Source Documents
WNED Vital NY
New York State Regents, Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 & 8 Science Schedules (2013 testing)