Social studies is a field of study that seeks to unify the diverse subjects of history, politics, economics, sociology, geography and anthropology, ultimately aiming toward a comprehensive understanding of society. The aim of social studies is to promote civic competence or a practical understanding of how to properly and effectively participate in public life. It is often discussed in terms of sustaining and developing democracy and global citizenship. Topics covered by a social studies curriculum might include immigration, ancient civilizations, geography, the economy and foreign policy.
Unpacking the Mission
Research Based Evidence
Phone: 906-632-3373, ext. 5114
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education Major: Language Arts Minor: Biology Master of Arts in Curriculum Development and Instruction
Ms. Lindsay Brindley
School Improvement Facilitator, Language Arts/Social Studies Curriculum Consultant
As a school improvement facilitator locally and at the state level, Lindsay supports districts as they establish practical systems for continuous improvement; this commitment closely relates to her instructional consulting position in both language arts and social studies, through which she works to increase viable curriculum, high-quality instruction, and robust assessment practices throughout the region.
Lindsay has taught locally at both the elementary and secondary levels, and has coordinated professional learning for local districts, multiple regions, and at the state level for over fifteen years. She continues to enhance her learning with certifications in Blueprint Facilitation, Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching, and Reading Apprenticeship, as well as membership in a variety of professional organizations, including as a past board member of both the Michigan Council for Teachers of English and the Michigan Council for History Education. She is also a coordinating member of Michigan School Improvement Facilitators’ Network and the Michigan Continuous School Improvement workgroup, contributing to MDE’s recent redesign of the statewide Integrated Continuous Improvement Process.
K-12 Social Studies Instruction and Teacher Leader Corps
6-12 Literacy Instruction
MTSS Literacy, MTSS Strengthening Systems
Continuous School Improvement
Collaborative Learning Cycle
Blueprint for Systemic Reconfiguration
Reading/Writing Workshop, Reading Apprenticeship