ERIC Number: ED381428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Montana Social Studies Model Curriculum Guide.
Peterson, Linda Vrooman; Coopersmith, Nancy
The Montana Social Studies Model Curriculum Guide specifies social studies core curriculum standards that must be completed by all K-12 students in order to meet Montana graduation requirements. The first of six sections, "A Model Curriculum Framework," provides the essence of the model guide with the K-12 model learners goals for the social studies in knowledge (content), skills, thinking, and values and attitudes. The model curriculum highlights sample units written for the four cluster groups, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Section 2, "Montana: Past, Present, Future," suggests content and learner goals for Montana studies, K-12. Section 3, "Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in the Social Studies," describes effective teaching/learning strategies; the role of library media, technology, and information skills in the social studies; and assessment of the learning goals and program effectiveness. Section 4, "Where to Begin," presents a process for curriculum development and provides other example models by which to organize the social studies curriculum. Section 5, "Resources," furnishes supplemental materials that will assist curriculum committees with direct access to critical information given as the Administrative Rules of Montana, National Council for the Social Studies Position Statements, and teacher education program standards. Section 6, "References," includes the references used in preparing this document, a selected annotated bibliography, and an edited list of social studies organizations. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards
Montana Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.