ERIC Number: ED230465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Program Improvement Guide for Social Studies Education in Wisconsin. Revised.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.
A series of worksheets, evaluation forms, readings, and activities is presented to aid in the review, development, and improvement of the K-12 social studies program. The guide begins with a brief overview on program improvement, followed by methods for reviewing the present social studies program. Checksheets, charts, and outlines are provided for developing a statement of purpose, defining curriculum issues, and identifying social studies skills, subject matter, curriculum balance, and democratic values. The next two sections consist of readings on current and past social studies trends and the nature of an ideal social studies program. Activities for scope and sequence considerations include model formats for a K-6 study of the human community and for world studies, American studies, and social sciences in grades 7-12. Curriculum review criteria consist of a checklist and evaluation questions. An outline for implementing and assessing a new social studies program focuses on proposals, administrative approval, inservice training, community support, student work samples, student self-evaluation, and team testing. The document concludes with a statement of purpose for the Wisconsin social studies community and suggestions for using the guide to get results. (KC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.
Note: For a related document, see ED 137 174.