ERIC Number: ED237433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: A Maryland Curricular Framework.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Local Maryland school systems are provided with a structure for developing and designing comprehensive K-12 social studies programs. The first of four sections discusses philosophy, defining social studies and placing it within the context of society, the learner, and the school curriculum. Social studies goals and their respective subgoals are outlined in the second section. Seven goals focus on understanding political and economic principles and processes, America's heterogeneous society, the diversity of world culture, global interdependence, the roles of culture and technology, skills development, and the development of democratic attitudes. The third section illustrates how sample objectives may be treated at various grade levels. The final section is a guide for assessing existing curricula and developing new curricula. The material is organized around philosophy, goals, scope and sequence, and classroom instructional units. Each component is described in terms of its purpose, specific elements, and possible assessment and development. Examples from the existing Maryland curriculum guide and local curricula are given. The appendices contain sample graduation competency requirements, abridged National Council for the Social Studies curriculum guidelines, and lists of members of the Maryland social studies task force and review panel. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.