Curriculum Information

  •  The New Jersey Student Learning Standards are the foundation of instruction for our academic programs. Curriculum committees made up of teachers and administrators continue to work on updating the curricula based on student needs, improvement of instructional practices as well as state mandates. Beyond the state mandates, the East Rutherford School District’s curriculum seeks to promote inclusive and equitable teaching and learning opportunities for our students. With the appropriate supports, our aim is to vigorously challenge our students to fulfill their potential as we truly believe that all students can succeed.

    The following are New Jersey State Legislation which applies to all content areas K-8: 

    1. Amistad K-12 (N.J.S.A. 18A 52:16A-88) Every board of education shall incorporate the information regarding the contributions of African-Americans to our country in an appropriate place in the curriculum of elementary and secondary school students.

              Goals

    To infuse the history of Africans and African-Americans into the social studies curriculum in order to provide an accurate, complete and inclusive history.

    To ensure that New Jersey teachers are equipped to effectively teach the revised social studies core curriculum content standards.

    To create and coordinate workshops, seminars, institutes, memorials and events which raise public awareness about the importance of the history of African-Americans to the growth and development of American society in global context.

                   Resources

            New Jersey Amistad Commission Interactive Curriculum

            New Jersey State Learning Standards- Literature Resources

            Teacher Resources

    1. Holocaust and Genocide K-12 (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-28) Every board of education shall include instruction on the Holocaust and genocides in an appropriate place in the curriculum of all elementary and secondary school pupils. The instruction shall further emphasize the personal responsibility that each citizen bears to fight racism and hatred whenever and wherever it happens. 

                  Goals

    To promote Holocaust/Genocide education and awareness across the K-8 continuum.

    To ensure that teachers are equipped to teach and address this mandate effectively and meaningfully.

    To create and coordinate events which raise awareness about the Holocaust and genocide education.

                Resources

           K-4 Holocaust/Genocide Curriculum Guide

           5-8 Holocaust/Genocide Curriculum Guide

           United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

     

    1. LGBT and Disabilities K-12 (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.35) A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning 

                 Goals: 

    To infuse instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in to the district’s curricula. 

    To ensure that teachers are adequately equipped to teach and address this mandate effectively and meaningfully throughout all of the content areas.

              Resources

            Bergen County Diversity Project - Professional Resources

           Transgender Student Guidance for School Districts

           The Path to LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum

           LGBTQ Education: Books for Educators

     

     Additional Resources

    The New Jersey Student Learning Standards

    New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards