ERIC Number: ED118473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Social Studies Concepts in Curriculum Development. Revised.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
This publication, a revised edition of ED 081 706, contains a conceptual framework for social studies curriculum development. The social science disciplines--anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology--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. The framework, which comprises the major portion of the document, provides the following information on each discipline: (1) the major cognitive concepts, (2) a list of generalizations or ideas around which the concepts can be organized, and (3) an example to illustrate the development of a single concept into performance objectives and suggested teaching strategies. A model, showing how to develop an interdisciplinary unit on Poverty in America, cities concepts, skills, performance objectives, and suggested teaching strategies for accomplishing the objectives. The document also contains a brief list of affective concepts and a list of social studies processes. Although much of the material in this document duplicates that of ED 081 706, a few new concepts for most disciplines have been added. The section on psychology has been completely rewritten, and the section on the development of an interdisciplinary unit has been heavily revised. (RM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Anthropology, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Geography, History, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
Note: For original version of this document, see ED 081 706