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Patty Shelton

Social Studies Curriculum Developer
[email protected]
(425) 456-4275


The Bellevue School District is in the process of adopting curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies courses. In the early second semester of 2019-20 school year the district will be piloting materials in several middle school social studies classrooms. The adoption committee will consider the feedback from the community, students and teachers to make a decision about the instructional materials by April 2020. The district will begin using some of the new materials in the fall of 2020.

Committee Composition

The committee is facilitated by the social studies curriculum developer and includes:

  • Middle School Social Studies Teachers
  • Middle School Administrator(s)
  • Special Education Teacher or Developer
  • English Language Learner Facilitator or Developer
  • Parent

Responsibility of Parent Representative

  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Serve as a communication link to the community they represent
  • Help support informational meetings for parents and community members, as needed
  • Assist in collecting data regarding the instructional materials under consideration

Minutes and Presentations

December 11, 2019
Resource Review: 7:30 – 11:30

Rubric for adoption resources:

  • Aligned to WA State Social Studies Standards
  • Amenability to inquiry approach
  • Integrated disciplines: history, economics, civics, geography and social studies skills
  • Culturally responsive text and images
  • Multiple perspectives
  • Grade level text
  • Availability in Spanish

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.