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ERIC Number: ED153887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Kindergarten Social Studies Program: Teacher's Resource Guide.
Mitsakos, Charles L.
Five units are designed to assist kindergarten teachers in developing and implementing social studies programs which focus on introducing children to the world, its resources, and its peoples. Designed as a readiness program to help prepare kindergarten children for the primary grade social studies program, these units identify instructional activities and resources that correlate basic map and locational skills with global awareness objectives. The five units are: (1) earth as the home of people--the child's immediate physical world; (2) our global earth--distinguishing between land forms; (3) a home of varied resources--diversity and interdependence; (4) people change the earth--human changes in the neighborhood and community environment; and (5) a wohld of many people--readiness for learning about families around the world. Activities involve the students in discussing stories read by the teacher; taking field trips to supermarkets and hardware stores; working with maps, globes, and compasses; analyzing television weather reports; contemplating family photographs; and modeling representations of topographical phenomena. Each unit contains an introduction, objectives (concepts, generalizations, and skills); a listing of educational media (charts, books, films, sound filmstrips); and suggestions for teaching. Introductory information includes information to classroom teachers about various ways of using the units in kindergarten, availability of materials, and suggestions for responding to questions kindergarten children frequently ask. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Program Descriptions, Reading Readiness, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Unit Plan, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chelmsford Public Schools, MA.