Q: What content standards should anchor our 7th grade curriculum?

National Middle School Association: Middle Level Curriculum -- A Work in Progress
NMSA Position Statement on Curriculum Integration


ISTE/NETS Student Standards

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Chapter 2—The Themes of Social Studies


NCTE Standards: English/Language Arts


Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics


Essential Skills for Students from Poverty: Stambaugh, Tamra. "Developing Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension in Students of Poverty." The College of William & Mary Center for Gifted Education Project Athena (2006). Print.


Short List of Skills and Qualities We Want to Cultivate in Our Students:


Skills:
Empathize with others
Organize and Analyze
Asking good questions
Orienteering/Developing a Sense of Place
Communicate through multiple media, using the right medium for the right purpose
Problem Solving
Goal Setting
Planning
Strategizing
Reflection
Creative Thinking: Improvising, Innovating
Integrate and Synthesize Ideas
Collaboration
Research
Team Member
Information Fluency and Literacy
Selecting
Design
Observation
Reporting
Processing Data
Transferring knowledge from one situation to another.

Qualities:
Openness
Curiosity/Desire to Learn
Drive
Persistence/perseverance
Ethical Reasoning
Respect for others
Creativity
Flexibility
Adaptability