ERIC Number: ED236069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Program in American and Pennsylvania Studies.
Switala, William J.
Guidelines to help elementary and secondary educators in Pennsylvania teach U.S. history and Pennsylvania state history are presented. Educators in other states can also use or adapt the guidelines. The first part of the guide contains educational objectives for Pennsylvania state history in the fourth grade and for U.S. history in the fifth grade. For the junior-senior high school level, a planned course of study is presented. It is recommended that an American studies program, consisting of U.S. history and Pennsylvania state history, be taught in grades 9 and 10; grade 9 beginning with the first native Americans and concluding with the end of the Civil War, and grade 10 covering the reconstruction period to the present. Reasons for this "back to back" sequence are presented. Provided for the overall secondary level program are objectives, a content outline for each level, expected levels of achievement, and procedures for evaluation. A matrix comparing objectives of this program to the Goals for Quality Education in Pennsylvania concludes the publication. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, Philadelphia.