ERIC Number: ED142494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Strands Goals and End-of-Twelfth-Grade Objectives.
The pamphlet is an adaptation of social studies objectives for 17-year-olds and adults developed in 1974 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It is to be used by schools in Kansas as a guideline in evaluating and developing local social studies programs. Its contents have not been field tested. The objectives are presented as strands, goals, and behavioral objectives. Strands are areas within social studies in which students need competency by the end of high school. They are threads which span grades K-12 and to which each grade level can contribute. Goals are long-range indications of needed student competency for each strand. The pamphlet identifies five strands: (1) knowledge base for understanding human beings and their relationships with their environments, (2) understanding of values, (3) ability to use intellectual and human relations skills, (4) positive self-concept, and (5) sense of and commitment to rational participation. Eighteen goals and more than 100 behavioral objectives are listed as related to the strands. For example, one goal in developing a positive self-concept is to help students become aware of their relative strengths and the strengths of the groups with which they identify. Another goal is to help students recognize societal barriers to full development. (Author/AV) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Assessment Instruments (Objectives).
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Program Development, Self Concept, Sequential Approach, Social Development, Social Studies, Student Development, Values
Kansas State Department of Education, 120 East 10th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Curriculum Section.
Note: Document not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document