ERIC Number: ED046827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Proposed Social Sciences Education Framework for California Public Schools. Report of the Statewide Social Sciences Study Committee to the State Curriculum Commission and the California State Board of Education. Kindergarten and Grades One through Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This framework is intended to be a flexible starting point for innovation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum and instructional programs. Here the social sciences also include: area studies (citizenship, conservation, comparative religions, ethnic studies, and contemporary affairs), and are linked with the natural sciences in comparing man with nonhuman life forms, and the humanities. The first level of curriculum goals consists of behaviors that illustrate key outcomes of an inquiry and concept approach. The second level or performance objectives is concerned with outcomes and achievements for particular topics of study within specified periods of time and conditions. Inquiry methods will mean frequent resort to questioning strategies, discussion, problem-solving, gaming and simulation, role-playing, reading, and multimedia instruction. The major themes are assigned for study by blocks of grades: (K-2) Mankind: Distinctive Characteristics; (3-4) Mankind and Men: Interaction, Diversity, Individuality; (7-9) Man and Systems: Economic, Political Urban Environments; (10-11) Man: Historical Integration; (12) Man as a Decision-Maker: Social Policy in the United States, and Man, His Goals, and Aspirations. Part II provides illustrative programs. (SBE)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.