Social Studies

The ​​​​Social Studies Consultants at Oakland Schools provide consulting services, educational materials, and professional development that support educators and school districts in the teaching of social studies.

The social studies ​are comprised of the four distinct disciplines as defined by State of Michigan Department of Education:

  • history
  • geography 
  • civics
  • economics 

Our work centers within the three inextricably linked realms of curriculum,  instruction, and assessment. Consultation services are designed to address specific needs of individual districts.

Oakland Schools has also developed a model curriculum with instructional materials for K-11 aligned to Michigan standards for social studies and content literacy. These materials, available online, are grounded in research and delineate best practices in social studies education. 

Consultants provide county and district-wide professional development sessions for social studies educators. The focus of offerings each year is determined by the needs of local school districts within Oakland County through a countywide advisory council, which enables Oakland Schools to be responsive to local district needs.

Join the social studies listserv!

Oakland Schools has group list serves to keep teachers in the loop during the year with new resources, opportunities, and information affecting you as an educator of specific content or grade level.

We have the following listserv groups for elementary and middle school: K-2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grades 6 & 7; Grade 8. We also have the following high school listserv groups: US History, Civics/Government; Economics; World History.

To join a list serve group:

  • Send an email to Deb Delowery
  • Use "Join List Serve" in the subject line
  • Indicate the grade level or course
  • provide your school district

Contact

Amy Bloom

Social Studies Education Consultant

Debra Delowery

Project/Department Assistant

Christopher Lee

Instructional Consultant

Stacie Woodward

Disciplinary Literacy and Social Studies Consultant