ERIC Number: ED046821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-1
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Updating Social Studies in West Virginia: Illustrative Teaching Units.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
These teaching guides, which grew out of the activities of a curriculum practicum in West Virginia, attempt to build learning around key human relations concepts and readily available data. There are eleven, independent units on wide-ranging topics within the social studies, among them: The American Indian, Religion and Law in America, Man's Leisure, Conservation, and Political Parties in a Representative Democracy. Each unit is focused around one of the fifteen "Organizing Themes" outlined in an appendix, which were developed to help define the scope of social studies learning in grades K-12 and construct a framework for local curriculum development. The unit on The American Indian, for example, is organized around Theme No. 10, "In a complex, highly specialized, multi-ethnic society, values may conflict and create moral and ethical dilemmas for its members." Each guide contains the following sections: Organizing Theme, What is to be Taught, Basic Concepts, Content and Material, Activities, and Evaluation. A bibliography and some of the instructional materials, such as transcriptions of newspaper articles, etc., accompany each unit. The guides range in level from grades K-12. (JLB)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: Training Teacher Trainers Project; West Virginia