ERIC Number: ED160538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Geographic Skills in the Social Studies, Grades K-6.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
The booklet identifies 217 geography skills to be acquired by students in kindergarten through grade six. It is intended to help teachers in developing geographical strands and outcomes in the elementary social studies curriculum. Skills are presented for three grade levels: kindergarten through grade two, grades three and four, and grades five and six. Within each division are three levels of sequencing. In most cases it is important for students to master one level before moving to the next because many of the skills are sequenced from the simple to the complex. The skills are divided into the following strands: size and shape, direction and location, scale and distance, symbols, and earth and sun relationships. The sixth strand--uses, inferences, and patterns--applies the other strands in the critical thinking processes. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Sequential Approach, Sequential Learning, Skill Development, Skills, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.