ERIC Number: ED215953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Alabama Course of Study: Social Studies K-12. Bulletin 1980, No. 22. Revised.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This guide presents in four sections a course of study in social studies for use in Alabama for grades K-12. Section one includes a rationale for teaching social studies; a listing of management, methods, and content characteristics of a good social studies program; and an extensive list of social studies objectives. Some objectives of the program are for students to acquire knowledge and an appreciation of the past and develop intellectual, academic, geographical, communicative, and social participation skills. The statutory and Alabama State Board of Education social studies requirements and the minimum social studies requirements by grade level are given in section two. Section three covers additional courses that may be offered by the school at the option of the local school system. Section four gives a summary outline of the K-12 social studies course of study. Two appendixes make up the major part of this volume. Appendix A consists of tables that illustrate social studies concept development by discipline and grade level. For example, in first grade under the discipline of history, the concept of civilization is to be taught as students study how nations develop and change. Appendix B consists of charts which were developed as an aid to social studies teachers who desire to improve their teaching of social studies skills. The charts represent an illustrative analysis of major skills areas that should be developed in social studies programs. (NE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.