ERIC Number: ED236076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Curriculum Guide: Grade One-Grade Seven. [Revised.]
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Curriculum Development Branch.
The following major adjustments called for by the British Columbia Social Studies Assessment of 1977 are reflected in this elementary-junior high school guide: a broader interpretation of social studies; a greater specificity in what is to be taught; a greater emphasis on the study of Canada; a closer match between content and student needs; and a stronger emphasis on teaching students to apply the knowledge they gained to the real world. Social studies courses in grade 1 focus on families; grade 2, communities; grade 3, interaction of communities; grade 4, Canada, its native people and explorers; grade 5, the past, present, and future of Canada; grade 6, Canadians and their world neighbors; and grade 7, people and places. Information provided for each grade level includes: grade focus; grade goals; topics to be examined; the understandings which are derived from basic concepts and from the grade content; sample questions which will require students to apply and extend their knowledge, skills, and understandings; and skills to be developed. There are also discussions concerning the program philosophy and rationale, overall program goals and learning outcomes, program flow, sequence of instruction, and evaluation. The appendix contains an extensive chart outlining the specific skills to be developed in grades 1-11. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Curriculum Development Branch.
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