ERIC Number: ED128275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Education, Kindergarten-Grade 12. National Survey.
Peters, Norma Jean, Comp.
Course offerings in social studies education for grades K-12 are summarized for each state. Information includes grade level, title or description of course offering, semester(s) offered, requiring agency, elective courses (grades 8-12) most frequently offered, and current curriculum projects. A commentary section elaborates on required content, integration of new content into established curricula, and whether courses are interchangeable among grade levels. In some states, the State Board of Education or the Department of Education requires specific courses at specific grade levels; other states have no required social studies sequence and allow local districts to structure courses according to their preferences. All but seven states require or recommend the study of state history. Separate tables show state-by-state requirements, grade level, and time required for the study of the American free enterprise system, totalitarianism and/or communism, consumer education, environmental studies, career education, law-related education, and minority studies. The current survey is an update of a publication prepared in 1971. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Secondary Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 088 779