ERIC Number: ED048053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Geography: An Integrative Discipline: K-6. 1969-70 Final Report.
Santa Monica Unified School District, CA.
The Santa Monica Geography Project has been under development, field study, and implementation from 1963 to 1970. The program is discussed under four headings. 1) Instructional Techniques: Included are field experiences, the use of community resources, inquiry, and multimedia use. 2) Curriculum: Geography was chosen to integrate the concepts and skills of the social sciences, the physical sciences like geology, environmental education, and comparative studies. The concepts and program elements are listed by grade level in Appendix C. 3) Program Evaluation: The Narrative Report and Appendix B detail the objectives of the program and the extent to which these were met. Apendix A presents the district-produced testing instruments and the pre- and post-test data. 4) Materials: Countless materials were developed or purchased for use by teachers and students that were motivational and conducive to the concept teaching situation --stream table, aerial photographs, floor maps and models, terrain models, transparencies, filmstrips, and realia. These all are listed in Appendix D. 5) Inservice: This was an ongoing program on content, methods, materials, concepts and techniques using consultants and institutes. (SBE)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Field Experience Programs, Field Studies, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Multimedia Instruction, Projects, Social Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Santa Monica Geography Project