ERIC Number: ED046848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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New Approaches to and Materials for a Sequential Curriculum on American Society for Grades Five to Twelve. Final Report.
Lee, John R.; Anderson, Lee F.
The major thrust of the project dealt with the problems of current elementary, junior high, and senior high courses in United States history. Nine specified objectives were: 1) to encourage social scientists to participate in curriculum development; 2) to secure an identification of basic ideas and concepts concerning American society; 3) to arrange contacts and develop procedures for production of instructional materials and guides to improve social studies instruction; 4) to review research concerning the treatment of economics, geographical, historical, and political aspects of American society in the curriculum of grades five and eight; 5) to ascertain the levels of ideas that can be learned in grades five through twelve; 6) to facilitate efficient learning through a sequential curriculum; 7) to investigate the relative merits of combined and separate subject organization in new materials, applications of new approaches to other subject matter, and variations in applicability to students of differing ability levels; 8) to eliminate undesirable duplication; and, 9) to disseminate findings and the materials. The variety of procedures used to achieve these objectives are described clearly for each project, study, or experiment. See SO 000 642 for Volume II. (SBE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Material Development, Projects, Research Reviews (Publications), Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation, United States History
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (For Loan Only)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston , IL. Social Studies Curriculum Center.