ERIC Number: ED184955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Framework for the Social Studies. Kindergarten-Grade 12. 1980.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
The document outlines the social studies program for grades K-12 in Texas. It is presented in five sections. Section I provides an overview of the program. Curriculum design, instructional resources, and professional growth and development are discussed. Section II outlines goals for public school education in Texas and Section III outlines social studies subgoals. These goals include acquiring factual and generalized knowledge of people and their environments, developing and examining their own and others' values and attitudes, and developing skills necessary for interacting with various environments. Section IV briefly discusses special concerns of handicapped and gifted students, and coordinated vocational-academic, bilingual, career, crime prevention, drug, multicultural, economic, and law-related education. Section V, the major portion of the document, describes course content in grades K-12. The elementary school program consists of citizenship, crime prevention, drug, economic, career, and multicultural education. The secondary school program consists of specific courses including American Studies, Texas History and Geography (grade 7), American History and Citizenship (Grade 8), and American History (Grades 9-12). Offerings for grades 10-12 include Advanced Texas Studies; American Indian, Mexican American, and Black American Studies; Fundamentals of the Free Enterprise System; World, Latin American, Asian, and African Studies; and disciplines of the social sciences. Appendices describe experimental courses, requirements for assignment of teachers, and Texas Education Agency publications. (KC)
Descriptors: American Studies, Career Education, Citizenship Education, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Special Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Qualifications, United States Government (Course)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Note: For a related document, see ED 044 327.