ERIC Number: ED173183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
K-6 Social Studies Skills for the Human Behavior and Urban Studies Program.
Banks, Samuel L., Ed.
This guide was developed to aid elementary students deal with life experiences through skill development. Major skills stressed are: locating, organizing, and evaluating information; acquiring information through listening, observing, and reading; communicating orally and in writing; interpreting pictures, charts, graphs, and tables; and working with others. Arranged according to grade level and to a hierarchy of skills, each section lists major and sub-skills to be developed, behavioral goals, and sample activities. Activities at the kindergarten level include naming family members, dramatizing emotions, studying ethnic groups, studying national symbols, and preparing a "family booklet." At grade one, students learn cardinal directions, study maps, service professions, and ethnic groups, and categorize consumers and producers. Grade two emphasizes visits by police and fire officials, team based games, and a study of urban neighborhoods. Grade three students use library references, take walking tours through new developments and blighted areas, and research the names of city leaders. At grade level four, students study West Africa, the lives of the Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, world food production, assembly line production, and credit buying. Grade five activities focus on a study of racial prejudice. Students analyze television programs and study the state and national constitutions. Grade six examines discrimination, drug abuse, crime, citizen participation in government, and the democratic process. (KC)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Interpretive Skills, Library Skills, Listening Skills, Map Skills, Process Education, Racial Discrimination, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Urban Studies
Baltimore City Public Schools, 3 East 25th Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21213 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.