ERIC Number: ED029048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Social Studies, Grade 4, American People and Leaders: How the United States Began and Grew. Course of Study and Related Learning Activities. Preliminary Materials. Curriculum Bulletin, 1968-69 Series, No. 3.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
This fourth-grade curriculum guide, designed as part of a K-12 program to strengthen understanding of the American heritage, introduces the formal study of American history through biographies which reveal how various American peoples lived and how together they shaped a distinctively American way of life. The five "key ideas" of the study are arranged chronologically: (1) how the Americans were discovered and explored, (2) how different cultural and ethnic groups settled and developed colonies in North America, (3) how the United States of America was established, (4) how our nation was developed through the conquest of the West and the Civil War (to 1900), and (5) how we have been and are being led into the Great Society. Content outlines for the key ideas, songs, maps, sea charts, stories, numerous learning activities, and lists of related books, filmstrips, and transparencies are provided in the guide. (JB)
Descriptors: American Culture, American Indians, Biographies, Black History, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Grade 4, Map Skills, Mexican American History, Political Divisions (Geographic), Reconstruction Era, Social Studies, United States History
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.