ERIC Number: ED177071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Social Science Instructional Guides: Middle School. (Grades 6-8).
Best, Karen; And Others
The guide, part of a social science learning continuum from first through twelfth grades, contains outlines for two-semester social studies courses for grades 6, 7, and 8. The courses focus on the geographic setting, history, and cultures of the Americans and the need for inter-American cooperation. The guides for each course contain three components: time allocations for units, instructional objectives, and a content outline. The first semester (eighteen weeks) of grade 6 covers geographic concepts and skills, archaeology, map skills, research skills, and Canadian history. Three weeks of optional time are allowed. The second semester examines Eastern Canada, South America, the West Indies, Central America, and Mexico; optional time of one week is allowed. The first semester of Grade 7 is divided into three units: map and globe skills, weather and climate, and topography. The second semester is a regional study of the United States. The Grade 8 course contains seven American History units: America's Cultural Plurality, The First Americans, Colonial America, The American Revolution, democratic Government, Westward Expansion, and The Civil War Era. (KC)
Descriptors: American Culture, American History, Archaeology, Colonial History (United States), Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Geography Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, History Instruction, Latin American Culture, Map Skills, North American History, Research Skills, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Topography, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester School District, PA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 011