ERIC Number: ED174531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Social Studies, Years 1-7.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
The guide presents elementary social studies units investigating man as a social and cultural being in studies of widening social units, beginning with the family and ending with the world. Objectives are to encourage the child to organize his inquiry using social studies skills, to provide him with a means of understanding the world around him, and to help him examine and begin to develop his own system of values. Twenty-five learning activities and eight evaluation methods are suggested. The units are outlined in seven sections, under headings of concepts, major understandings, topics, and details of content. Each section covers a year of study. Year 1 describes the family as a social unit, discussing family functions, relationships, and possible changes. Year 2 studies the organization and internal relationships of the community, while Year 3 emphasizes interactions between the community and other communities, the community and its physical environment, and community growth. Year 4 stresses understanding basic culture concepts through study of an aboriginal culture area. Year 5 views the growth of Canada, emphasizing factors contributing to change throughout Canadian history. Year 6 discusses culture realms of the world, such as Oriental, Islamic, and Occidental, and influences affecting their spatial distribution. Year 7 outlines culture stages through a study of world history from the hunters and gatherers to contemporary life. (CK)
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, Community, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Global Approach, Groups, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Relationship, Social Development, Social Structure, Social Studies, Study Skills, Values, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
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