ERIC Number: ED173251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
West Bloomfield Schools Social Studies Curriculum K-12.
Morse, James E.; And Others
The curriculum guide outlines behavioral objectives, learning activities, evaluation methods, and resources to help K-12 classroom teachers develop and implement social studies programs. Major objectives are to extend knowledge, develop skills to make effective use of this knowledge, and to facilitate the socialization process. The first section presents an overview of the social studies program of the West Bloomfield schools. Next are charts illustrating subjects and skills by grade level in areas of problem solving, values clarification, thinking, gathering and sharing information, and interpreting data. Separate rationales are presented for elementary, junior high, and senior high school social studies curricula. The bulk of the document presents an outline of objectives, activities, teaching methods, and resources for a variety of topics at each grade level. Topics include the immediate environment and health and safety (elementary grades); economics and urban studies (middle school); and American history and government (high school). Activities involve elementary school students in class discussion, viewing and analyzing films, and group art projects; junior high school students in role playing, educational games, and debating; and high school students in interpreting case studies, defining vocabulary, and analyzing historical data. (DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Data Analysis, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Social Problems, Social Studies, Socialization, Urban Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Bloomfield Schools, MI.