ERIC Number: ED044327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Framework for the Social Studies, Grades K-12.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This framework is intended to provide guidelines to local schools in planning total programs, and to serve as a basis for future state adoptions of new textbook materials. The purpose of the interdisciplinary program is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of self and effective human relationships in a democratic society. The program is planned as a total sequence so that learning is developmental and cumulative. Elements of the program include: curriculum design, instructional resources and physical facilities, and professional growth and development of teachers. The broad theme for the elementary grades is "Man and His World" which is designed to develop cross cultural understandings. As an integral part of the objectives, children learn and apply processes of critical analysis and concept formation, and values that lead to interpersonal skill development and effective citizenship. The secondary program summary includes brief descriptions for: 11 courses in American Studies; 6 courses in World Studies; and advanced Social Science Problems course in the techniques of investigation and inquiry; and, 5 introductory courses in: anthropology, economics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Appendices include: State Board of Education policy, and legal provisions. (SBE)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Design, Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Human Relations, Induction, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.