ERIC Number: ED081706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Use of Social Studies Concepts in Curriculum Development.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
A framework, based on the idea that social studies curriculum should be founded on conceptual understandings and processes drawn from the various social science disciplines, suggests how concepts and related generalizations from each of the disciplines may be used as initial building blocks for developing curriculum. The disciplines are considered resources for providing the key concepts, insights and methods of inquiry enabling students to gain a better understanding of present and past societies and cultures. This approach to curriculum development is suggestive rather than prescriptive. A brief list of affective concepts and a list of social studies processes and skills precede the main part of the framework. Emphasis is upon listing major cognitive concepts from the seven social science disciplines. The concepts are followed by a list of generalizations. Examples are then provided to illustrate the development of single concepts into performance objectives and suggested strategies. A sample unit of an interdisciplinary topic which involves both affective and cognitive concepts and suggests teaching strategies concludes the work. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Anthropology, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Economics, Generalization, Geography, History, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Political Science, Psychology, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.