ERIC Number: ED237436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies for Georgia Schools: Early Childhood and Middle Grades.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Curriculum Development.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
The material in this K-8 curriculum guide is designed to help local Georgia school systems integrate objective knowledge and skills in the social studies curriculum. Two chapters cover scope and sequence and instructional strategies. In chapter 1, 4 main curriculum components (knowledge, values and attitudes, skills, and social participation) are discussed in terms of specific teaching goals. Charts tag the knowledge and skill components to concepts, objectives, and grade levels. This chapter also suggests 23 strategies for effective teaching and several methods for improving student evaluation. Chapter 2 contains sample teaching units. A K-4 section includes 30 activities, each coordinated with knowledge and skill objectives and specific grade levels. Topics covered include seasons, radio and television, family tree, community, stereotypes, map and globe skills, and population growth. The section for middle grades offers the following units: United States ethnic groups, China, technology, Georgia studies, and Georgia state government. For each unit, a chart summarizing concepts, objectives, skills, and activities is followed by detailed lesson plans and activities. An appendix provides a sample program evaluation checklist, textbook evaluation criteria, and a supplementary materials evaluation form. An annotated bibliography concludes the guide. (LP)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Sequential Approach, Skill Development, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Government, State History, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Curriculum Development.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Note: Several charts with small type may not reproduce clearly. Colored paper throughout.