ERIC Number: ED153900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: A Guide for Curriculum Development.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
This social studies curriculum guide is designed for grades K-12. Divided into seven sections, the first section offers a brief introduction and calls attention to the laws and rulings in Indiana which affect the teaching of social studies. Section two outlines the guide's rationale which stresses that knowledge must be combined with rational action in resolving social issues. The elementary section identifies and defines major concepts, indicates where they appear in selected textbooks, lists skills which should be developed, provides a description of the child at each grade level, and offers suggestions for evaluation. Topics include global awareness, decision making, basic needs, citizenship, self-esteem, and technology. Activities involve students in question-answer exercises, map and globe work, role playing, and field trips to local industries. The fourth section consists of flow and concept charts which describe the scope of the social science disciplines; a separate chart is provided for each discipline. The secondary section consists of units used as examples for teaching American history and government, anthropology, economics, geography, seventh grade global studies, world civilizations, psychology, and sociology. Each unit contains introductions, objectives, strategies, activities, and resources. The evaluation section includes the following cognitive values, and social participation domains; test items; and classroom observation techniques. A resource bibliography is included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: American History, Anthropology, Citizenship, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Measurement, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Flow Charts, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, History Instruction, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Observation Criteria, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Skills, Social Development, Social Relations, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Test Items, United States Government (Course), Units of Study, Values, World History
Indiana Department of Public Instruction, Jane W. Lowrie, Social Studies Consultant, Division of Curriculum, 229 State House, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana Council for Social Studies.; Indiana Council for Economic Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to colored ink in original document; Pages D-2 through D-9 are copyrighted and have been removed by ERIC; They are not included in the pagination; Six large concept charts have been divided into 6 parts