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ERIC Number: ED002695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING UNITS FOR YOLO COUNTY, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE EIGHT.
REED, DOYLE; AND OTHERS
OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM FOR KINDERGARTENERS WERE TO DEVELOP ATTITUDES OF COOPERATION, CREATIVITY, SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE, RESPONSIBILITY, SOCIAL CONCERN, AND SELF RESPECT. SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED INCLUDED--SOLVING PROBLEMS, USING RESEARCH TECHNIQUES, UTILIZING REFERENCE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, INTERPRETING CARTOONS, CHARTS, PICTURES, GRAPHS, AND TABLES, DEVELOPING A SENSE OF TIME AND CHRONOLOGY, INTERPRETING MAPS AND GLOBES, OBSERVING ACCURATELY, AND PARTICIPATING IN GROUP ACTIVITIES. THE UNIT AREAS OF THE COURSE WERE BASED ON THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT WITH EMPHASIS ON THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE HOME, THE SCHOOL, AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE UNIT ON THE HOME DEALT WITH HOW THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE RELATED, HOW THE FAMILY WORKS AND PLAYS TOGETHER IN THE HOME, AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EACH MEMBER TO THE WELFARE OF THE WHOLE FAMILY. THROUGH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCHOOL AND THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN IT, THE SCHOOL UNIT WAS TO TEACH THE CHILD THE MEANING OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP. IN THE FINAL UNIT, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE EMPHASIS WAS ON THE ACTIVITIES PERFORMED THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR LIVING TOGETHER AND ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY. TEACHERS WERE TO PROVIDE THE CHILDREN WITH LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT DRAMATIZE THE CONCEPTS BEING TAUGHT. TO ENGENDER INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT MATTER OF EACH UNIT, SUCH INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES AS VIEWING FILMS, COLLECTING PICTURES TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE CLASSROOM, AND STORY TELLING WERE SUGGESTED. EXAMPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES, WHICH PROVIDED FOR THE ASSIMILATION OF THE GENERALIZATIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS AND ATTITUDES OF THE UNIT, WERE--DRAWING PICTURES, DRAMATIZING POEMS DOING FINGER-PLAYS, SINGING, TAKING FIELD TRIPS, AND ACTING OUT A SITUATION IN THE FAMILY, THE SCHOOL, OR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SPECIFIC SONGS, POEMS, BOOKS, RECORDS, FILMS, AND OTHER TEACHING AIDS WERE LISTED.
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Authoring Institution: Yolo County Schools, Woodland, CA.
Identifiers: California (Woodland)