ERIC Number: ED035460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Social Studies in the Primary Grades.
This article seeks to provide basic information and guidelines for the teaching of social studies in kindergarten and grades 1 through 3. It emphasizes the importance of molding youth to fit into a democratic society and points out the usefulness of social studies to achieve this end. An interdisciplinary approach is advocated, which would include anthropology, sociology, economics, and social psychology as well as the traditional subjects of geography, history, and political science. A grade-by-grade outline of the content, scope, and sequence of the social studies is included, with a specific list of goals and subcommunities to be investigated. There is a discussion of teaching methods that favors a multi-text approach and concern for the individual needs of the students and the community. The unit approach to the subject matter of social studies is also advocated. The paper suggests that the social studies classroom be well-equipped with maps, audio-visual material, and reference materials. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.