ERIC Number: ED064223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Greater Cleveland Social Science Program. Concepts and Inquiry: The Educational Research Council Social Science Program.
Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Principles, objectives, methods, and materials for this elementary and secondary social science program are described in the booklet. Principles of this program are that social studies: is a body of knowledge to which all students should be exposed; should be taught with an interdisciplinary, conceptual, inquiry, problem-solving approach; ought to be presented in a planned, sequential, and cumulative manner; should be concerned with the teaching of values that can be applied to judgment-making. The purpose is to prepare students to make intelligent decisions as adults in the community, country, and world. A brief overview of topical content is given for the two semesters at each grade level K-12. The program in kindergarten focuses upon developing the child's understanding of himself in relation to his immediate environment. Grades 1 and 2 move outward to study the nation, and analyze communities. Grade 3 attempts an in depth study of American history. Grade 4 emphasizes economic and geographic concepts and includes the first of the topic-linked area studies which appear in each of the following grades up to the 12th. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.