ERIC Number: ED061128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. Launch Pad: An Introduction to the Social Studies.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
The introductory social studies survey course required for grades 7 through 9, part of the Quinmester Program, attempts to help the student develop a cognitive structure in the social sciences generally and in each of seven disciplines. Emphasis is placed on basic skills the social scientist uses to study man and his problems. "Launch Pad" is a beginning step toward developing reasoning in decision makers living in a world of rapid and continual change. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the student will investigate man's effort to understand his environment. A period of forty-five days is set aside for this course. The guide is arranged into a broad goals section, a course content outline section, an objectives and learning section, and a materials section. The material section includes a list of student and class materials of books and films, and teacher reference materials. Additional features include a list of references for the teacher providing surveys of each discipline as well as teaching suggestions. Also provided is a list of culminating activities. An appendix defines the seven disciplines presenting concepts and concept-derived generalizations. Related documents are SO 002 708 through SO 002 718. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship, Cognitive Processes, Concept Teaching, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Guides, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program; Structure of Knowledge
Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program