ERIC Number: ED048054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies K-3: A Recommended Program.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.
The social studies program seeks to highlight and interpret basic ideas and understandings drawn from anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology as to the organization of communities. It places paramount importance on the building of attitudes which support the American way of life, and the development of patriotism based upon a knowledge and appreciation of our heritage. It concentrates on the building of effective citizenship as a member of home, school, and community groups. It seeks to build a maximum level of competence in specialized reading skills, the effective use of reference materials, using maps and the globe, and understanding and using graphic representation of information and ideas. Attainment involves developing the cognitive process and skills, and the affective domain. This guide includes a series of questions for class discussion which are intended to encourage an inductive or problem-solving approach. Kindergarten and grade 1 are devoted to local environment studies; grade 2 and grade 3 concentrate on local communities, then other geographic regions of the United States and neighboring countries: desert, northern forest, tropical rainforest, mountain, and praries farming communities. SO 000 672 lists other units in the program. (SBE)
Descriptors: American Culture, Area Studies, Citizenship, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Induction, Kindergarten, Problem Solving, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.