ERIC Number: ED187661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Grade 5: United States--Our Expanding Nation. United States--Interdependence of Regions.
Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The curriculum guide presents a working draft of the fifth grade component of a K-6 social studies program using the expanding environments approach which was developed by the Allegany County Board of Education in Maryland. The overall objective is to help teachers assist their students in gaining the understanding needed to deal with the problems of a complex society. The bases for each unit are three goals (development of social science concepts, skills, and social attitudes), and six conceptual statements relating to ethnic heritage studies; family life; and citizenship, career, consumer, and environmental education. The key question/suggested activity format involves students in gathering and organizing data, and in analyzing its content and implications. The fifth grade unit is presented in two sections. Section I covers the expansion period in U.S. history, studying biographies of people who contributed to the development of the country. Activities focus on the reasons for the results of their accomplishments. Section II considers ways of living in various regions of the United States. Activities emphasize the interdependence of the regions and develop the concept that interaction with environmental factors affects the way people live. Each section includes key questions relating to the topic, a list of community resource people, and a bibliography briefly annotating many tradebooks, texts, and multimedia resources. (CK)
Descriptors: Career Education, Citizenship Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Fundamental Concepts, Grade 5, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Regional Characteristics, Skill Development, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; United States
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 644-650.