ERIC Number: ED125973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Skill Development in the K-6 Social Studies Program. Bulletin No. 5193.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This curriculum guide focuses on the development of skills, processes, and competencies necessary for the K-6 social studies program. Divided into six sections, the guide provides objectives and activities for five sets of skills at each of the separate grade levels. Section one, the major portion of the guide, focuses on map and globe skills. It includes activities for such skills as direction, scale, location, symbols, and comparison and inference. Section two outlines objectives for student research and critical thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on using the library, taking notes, presenting oral reports, and writing reports. Section three gives examples of time and spatial relationship skills, including short activities on how to use the calendar and the meaning of chronological order. Section four presents sequential steps for accurate interpretation and construction of tables and graphs. Section five lists activities designed to develop skills in interpersonal relations and group participation. Finally, section six provides a taxonomy of various types of discussion questions and examination questions useful for developing the questioning skills of social studies teachers. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: Prepared by Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee