ERIC Number: ED153902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
San Mateo City School District Social Studies Guidelines.
San Mateo City Elementary School District, CA.
The guidelines are designed as a framework around which K-8 classroom teachers can develop a social studies program. The guidelines were developed to provide activities and materials which help students progress from simple to more complex levels of learning and to help teachers better assess social studies knowledge and skill of incoming students. The subject matter and concepts of the materials and activities focus upon human behavior and social interaction. Objectives of the social studies program are to enable students to acquire and recall basic knowledge, understand social science concepts, develop intellectual and work study skills, and understand and respect individual and cultural differences. Course titles for grades K-8 are Me, People, Groups, Communities, Planet Earth, United States Studies, Man: A Course of Study, World History, and American Studies. Activities which relate to content, skills, and self-awareness, involve students in defining terms and concepts, working in groups, class discussion, singing songs, reading and writing assignments, collecting pictures, identifying cultural traits, and describing roles of persons important in United States history. For each activity, information is presented on grade level, type of understanding or skill which the activity seeks to develop, performance objectives, vocabulary definitions, and background. Information is also presented to teachers on criteria for selecting content, teaching about concepts, testing for conceptual understanding, developing skills, and dealing with moral reasoning in a non-controversial manner. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Guidelines, Higher Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Political Science, Psychology, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo City Elementary School District, CA.
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