ERIC Number: ED049083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Program of Social Studies Instruction Grades K-12.
Detroit Board of Education, MI.; Detroit Public Schools, MI.
This publication, revised in 1968, was prepared to inform teachers and principals in the school system of the total social studies program. The program guide contains statements of general educational philosophy and objectives as well as basic principles of the social studies curriculum. Specific goals regarding academic knowledge, skills and attitudes are discussed, including the values of citizen education. Present trends in social studies teaching are summarized, including problem-solving, inquiry, and concept teaching. The K-12 structure of curriculum is: 1) Primary Unit: The Home, The School, The Community; 2) Grade 3: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Detroit at Work; 3) Grade 4: Beginning Geography; 4) Grade 5: History of the United States, Geography of the United States; 5) Grade 6: Introductory World History; 6) Grade 6: Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere; 7) Grade 7B: Geography of the Western Hemisphere; 8) Grade 7A-8B: United States History; 9) Grade 8A: Civics, emphasis on local and state government; 10) Grade 9: World History; 11) Grade 10: World Geography, elective; 12) Grade 11: American History; 13) Grade 12B: Civics: 14) Grade 12A: Economics. At each level curriculum content is divided into units of instruction and extensive guidelines are given in the use of this method. Additional subjects in this district program guide are: Points to Emphasize in Teaching Social Studies, Controversial Issues and Social Studies, Special Days and Events, and Equipment and Materials. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Democratic Values, Economics, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Geography, Inquiry, Kindergarten, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, United States History
John W. Pritchard, Divisional Director of Publications, Board of Education, 5057 Woodward, Room 1302 Detroit, Michigan 48202 ($.25)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Board of Education, MI.; Detroit Public Schools, MI.