ERIC Number: ED204244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Touching, Living, Growing...Elementary Social Studies.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This set of social studies resource materials was designed to help Oklahoma teachers supplement or replace curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade. Each of the seven sections in the document presents a topic for an elementary grade: Myself, Kindergarten; My Group, Grade 1; My Neighborhood, Grade 2; My City, Grade 3; My State, Grade 4; My Nation, Grade 5; My World, Grade 6. Each section includes nine four-week instructional units that teachers can modify to meet local needs. The units begin with an outline of the suggested content and end with a bibliography of resources. Each unit also includes a primary generalization, objectives stated in the form of inquiry questions, and activities to develop the objectives. The activities were designed to teach students concepts from the social and behavioral sciences, research skills, and social skills. They were also designed to allow students to participate actively in learning and to integrate content and skills from other subject areas. The thirty-four appendices include student handouts, alternative activities, and teacher guidelines for some of the activities. (Author/SR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Group Membership, Inquiry, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Municipalities, Neighborhoods, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State History, United States History, Units of Study, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.