ERIC Number: ED046802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Curriculum Guide: Social Science. Primary.
Boston Public Schools, MA.
The purpose of this curriculum is to guide the child in decision-making in the areas of citizenship and human relations, to develop an understanding of his immediate environment and the larger environment of the world in which he lives, to help the child to adapt to our changing society and its changing demands. We hope to accomplish these goals through the development of some of the major principles of the social sciences, namely: anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, history, and political science. We hope to instill in each child an appreciation of his own worth as an individual and the worth of others with whom he may be in contact, through participation in group activities in school. Each child needs to have a feeling of belonging to groups which may broaden his horizons and expand his expectations. A multidisciplinary approach is used including language arts, literature, art, and music. The teacher should use this document as a guide rather than as a prescription. Flexibility is built into the guide which may be supplemented by the creativity of the individual teacher taking into consideration the needs of the children within her class. In addition to the ethnic groups section, sections on the individual, the family, the community, the City of Boston, and a unit plan on transportation are included. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Human Relations, Humanities, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Socialization, Units of Study
Edward J. Winter, Secretary, Boston School Committee, 15 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 ($2.75)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)