ERIC Number: ED152620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Program Guide, 6-9.
Spokane School District 81, WA.
This curriculum guide suggests materials, resources, and activities related to social studies knowledge and skill development for grades 7-9. Grade 6 activities are also included to inform junior high school teachers what has been previously taught. Part of a series of social studies program guides designed to be used in Spokane public schools for grades K-12, this component outlines lessons on all social science disciplines, with particular emphasis on economics, geography, environment, and political science. The major objective of the curriculum is to help students become responsible citizens. Topics at the junior high level include decision making, influences of media on public opinion, cultural pluralism, parliamentary procedure, racial and sexual bias, sources of values which inspire loyalty, economic self-interest, religious movements, historiography, national heritage, alternative life styles, and labor unions. A description of the subject area and a chart of sequential skills begin each section, followed by an outline of activities, resources, and objectives pertinent to each grade level. Learning activities involve students in graphing, group discussion, setting rules for group discussion, organizing and classifying research materials, identifying and using data, modifying hypotheses based upon additional data, writing a biography of an historical figure, and investigating alternative decisions. A directory of program materials by grade level and evaluation information conclude the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Anthropology, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Grade Charts, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, History, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Mastery Learning, Middle Schools, Political Science, Psychology, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Skill Development, Social Studies, Sociology, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
Spokane Public Schools, W-825 Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington 99201 ($5.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spokane School District 81, WA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 594-597 ; Some pages of document may be marginally legible