ERIC Number: ED048055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies 4-6: A Recommended Program.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.
The overall social studies recommended program is described in SO 000 675. Here, the grade 4 program deals with the various racial and ethnic groups and the famous people who have contributed to the greatness of our country. The treatment is developed in a chronological historical sequence from the explorers and discoverers to the industrialists, scientists, and the artists. With the grade 5 program a two-year program dealing with world regions begins. It is suggested that the United States be dealt with first, covering major climatic and vegetational regions, and stressing the topography, latitude, bodies of water, and prevailing winds. Emphasis is also placed on citizenship, and the American way of life covering economic and sociological patterns. Canada and Latin America are dealt with in much the same way, with the addition of a short survey of the history of each of these regions avoiding a country by country approach. Three regions are suggested for sequential study during the grade 5 program: 1) the Middle East and North Africa; 2) Western Europe; and, 3) Eastern Europe including the Soviet Union. The concepts taught and the skills to be developed are the same. However, special attention is given to american freedoms, civil rights, the role of the United States in the United Nations, world problems, and foreign relations. (SBE)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Citizenship, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Geography Instruction, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Induction, Problem Solving, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Topography, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Africa; Canada; Europe; Latin America; Middle East; United States; USSR