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Social Studies for North Dakota Schools.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
The educational philosophy, objectives, and competencies for social studies education in the North Dakota elementary and secondary schools are presented in this document. Three major objectives make up the social studies program. First, an interdisciplinary approach is emphasized, utilizing the concepts and generalizations of the various disciplines in the social sciences. Second, a behavioral objective approach is used, aiding students in an understanding and appreciation of differences in human behavior. Third, the program emphasizes skill development, stressing the ability to formulate and test hypotheses and to gather, analyze, and evaluate data. Although competencies, goals, and objectives are listed throughout, these serve only as a guide. Individual schools and teachers are encouraged to implement them based on individual needs and resources. Suggested teaching and evaluation techniques are contained in the document, with an emphasis on the inquiry approach. In addition to the general social studies program, the North Dakota schools provide course offerings in career education, Indian studies, environmental studies, and civil defense education. The rationale, the type of curriculum to be developed, and suggestions for implementation are given. The document concludes with information about resources and a bibliography of general social studies reference books. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Competency Based Education, Concept Formation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, School Involvement, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
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