ERIC Number: ED059943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Senior High School Curriculum Guide for Social Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The primary objective of this guide is to provide a value oriented, broad framework, incorporating behavioral objectives prescribed by Alberta's Department of Education, for educators planning a sequential base for Senior high social studies programs. The premises are that a new social studies curriculum is needed in order to give students experience in responsible use of personal freedom and that students (and adults) will exercise freedom according to their values, which are the prime determinants of action. The guide aims at: 1) emphasizing both affective and cognitive objectives using an inquiry and interdisciplinary approach toward understanding social science concepts; 2) elaborating on values, skill, and knowledge components of the curriculum; and, 3) providing a sequential course outline for grades 10, ll, and 12. For grade 10, ten value issues of concern to contemporary Canadian society are listed emphasizing internal and external problems. Courses for grades 11 and 12 are based upon a world problems theme and are divided into two units each. Two thirds of the time allowed for these courses may be structured and approximately one-third may be devoted to the study of current interest and other problems. Core references are given at the end of the course outline for each grade. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Values, Values Education, World Problems
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.