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ERIC Number: ED001822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 336
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CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES FOR GRADE 3, 4.
BOWERS, CATHERINE M.; AND OTHERS
THE PROTION OF THE OVERALL GUIDE (FIRST THROUGH THE EIGHTH GRADES) IS DIVIDED INTO SEPARATE SECTIONS FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES. INCLUDED IS AN EXPLANATION OF THE GOALS OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM AND AN APPROACH TO TEACHING IT, AN OUTLINE OF THE THIRD- AND FOURTH-GRADE PROGRAMS, GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF THE THIRD- AND FOURTH-GRADE PUPILS, IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TEACHER OF SOCIAL STUDIES, A SUGGESTED SEQUENCE CHART FOR MAP AND GLOBE SKILLS THROUGHOUT THE EIGHT GRADES, AND AN OUTLINE, WITH RESOURCE MATERIALS, OF THE PROGRAM ITSELF. EMPHASIS IS PLACED, IN THE THIRD-GRADE CURRICULUM, UPON LEARNING ABOUT CHICAGO, ITS HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRESENT CHARACTERISTICS. UNITS ARE ALSO INCLUDED ON NEW YORK, AS AN EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN METROPOLITAN AREA, AND LONDON, AS AN EXAMPLE OF A GREAT METROPOLITAN AREA IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD. THE FOURTH-GRADE CURRICULUM CONCENTRATES UPON TEACHING ABOUT "LIVING IN REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES." STUDY BEGINS WITH AN OVERALL LOOK AT THE UNITED STATES AND THEN PROCEEDS TO VARIOUS AREAS BEGINNING WITH ILLINOIS, "OUR GREAT STATE." REGIONS WHEN STUDIED IN ORDER ARE THE MID-WEST, THE SOUTH, THE EAST, THE PLAINS REGION, THE WESTERN MOUNTAIN AND PLATEAU REGION, THE PACIFIC COAST, AND THE "REGIONS OF CONTRAST--ALASKA AND HAWAII." THE FIRST PAGE OF EACH UNIT IS ARRANGED IN TWO COLUMNS, THE FIRST COLUMN ON THE LEFT INDICATES THE BASIC UNDERSTANDINGS, SKILLS, ATTITUDES, AND APPRECIATIONS TO BE DEVELOPED, WHILE THE SECOND COLUMN LISTS THE OUTLINE OF CONTENT FOR THE TOPICS TO BE TAUGHT. THE PAGES WHICH CONTAIN SUGGESTIONS FOR EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES TO BE PERFORMED ON AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BASIS. A LIST OF RESOURCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR EACH UNIT IS ALSO INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)