chronology -- a listing of events in the order that they happened.
content -- what a student should know about a subject.
era -- generally refers to an extended time period in history defined by a characteristic or characteristic that changed. Over time the change is considered great enough or significant enough to end one era and begin another.
focus question -- a question that encourages learners to direct their inquiry into history in a way that considers and finds answers.
framework --a series of statements and principles that connect to show the general structure of a course of study. Guides decision-making in classroom planning. The New Hampshire K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Framework is and example.
historical thinking -- the cognitive skills necessary for a learner to investigate, interpret and understand events in the past and how those events relate to the present and future.
inquiry method -- a learning method structures by the teachers that involves the students in posing questions and investigating to find the answers.
instructional outcomes -- what students will know and be able to do upon completion of a lesson or lessons.
overview -- a broad look over the trends and events in the ten eras. Offers a way of seeing how units of study fit into the big picture.
proficiencies -- samples of student performance to demonstrate attainment of particular skills or knowledge levels. Useful for assessment.
quick reference chart -- chart of focus questions, topics, and eras in New Hampshire history.
skill -- what a student can do. In educational planning, skills are often identified separate from content.
standards -- definitions of what students should know and be able to do. The New Hampshire K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks is stated in terms of broad goals and student levels of performance.
themes -- a broad idea. Offer a way to tie together a series of topics or related questions.
time period -- an interval of time.
topic -- a single subject.