ERIC Number: ED184947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Subgoals and Suggested Essential Student Objectives.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
The document outlines specific goals of a social studies program (K-12) that are consistent with the generalized goals for education of the State Board of Education in Texas. Prior to presenting these goals, the purposes, method of development of the objectives, and the goals for public school education are outlined. General goals are categorized according to intellectual discipline; economic and occupational competence; citizenship and political competence; physical and environmental health; appreciation of culture; and interpersonal competence. Three subgoals for the social studies are broken down into sections which list skills relevant to the subgoal. Subgoal I states that the social studies program will help students acquire factual and generalized knowledge of people and their environments. Separate sections stress knowledge of the American economic system; the history of Texas, the United States, and the world; local, state, national, and other political systems; world geography; and psychological, sociological, and cultural factors affecting human behavior. Subgoal II focuses on helping students develop and examine their own and others' values and attitudes. Sections emphasize development of self-respect and respect for others; commitment to democratic beliefs, human freedom, and personal responsibility; and positive support for the American economic system. Subgoal III concerns development of skills necessary for understanding and interacting with different environments. Separate sections discuss helping students obtain and analyze information from various sources; apply historical and social science facts, concepts, rules, and generalizations; and understand the reasoning process. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.