ERIC Number: ED110364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies, K-12. Program of Studies.
Fairfax County Schools, VA.
This curriculum guide describes the course objectives and teaching techniques of the Fairfax County public schools' social studies program for grades K-12. The program is intended to help students (1) develop a knowledge base for understanding the ever-changing relationship between human beings and their environment; (2) develop skills necessary to process information, to communicate, and to work with others; (3) develop an understanding and appreciation of beliefs, values, and behavior patterns; and (4) apply knowledge, skills, values, self-awareness, and individual creativity through active participation in society. In Sections A and B the guide describes the overall program and lists in detail specific course objectives for each grade level. Section C discusses and provides examples of the program strategies. These include concept teaching, values and moral reasoning, skill diagnosis and development, decision making, group dynamics, open teaching, individualized instruction, and questioning techniques. Parts II and III of Section C, Learning Activities and Model Units for Program Objectives K-12, are yet to be completed. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.