ERIC Number: ED035066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Social Sciences Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten and Grades One Through Twelve. Report of the Statewide Social Sciences Study Committee.
California Statewide Social Sciences Study Committee, Sacramento.
This report contains a curriculum framework to be used in developing and implementing a new social-sciences education program for kindergarten through grade 12 in the California Public Schools. The report, funded by ESEA Title V, describes the framework of the program in the first two parts. The plan is designed to provide students with the conceptual tools and processes of inquiry necessary for effective organization and interpretation of information relevant to the study of man in society. In part III, the following major components of the curriculum, arranged by blocks of grades, are described: (1) K-2, "Mankind: Man's Distinctive Characteristics"; (2) 3-4, "Man and Land: Cultural and Geographic Relationships"; (3) 5-6, "Mankind and Men, Interaction, Diversity, Individuality"; (4) 7-9, "Systems: Economic and Political; Urban Environment"; (5) 10-11, "Historical Integration: Relation of Past and Present"; (6) 12A, "Decision Making: Deciding Social Policy in the United States"; and (7) 12B, "Capstone Courses: A Variety of Offerings." For each curriculum block, appropriate subtopics and major inquiry processes, concepts, settings, and behavioral objectives are listed. The appendix contains relevant illustrations and examples of the program's components. (JH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Concept Formation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Evaluation Criteria, History, Inquiry, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Scientific Methodology, Secondary Education, Social Sciences
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Statewide Social Sciences Study Committee, Sacramento.