ERIC Number: ED187657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 1: School Neighborhood.
Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The curriculum guide presents a working draft of the first grade component of a K-6 social studies program using the expanding environments approach which was developed by the Allegany County Board of Education in Maryland. The overall objective is to help teachers assist their students in gaining the understanding needed to deal with the problems of a complex society. The bases for each unit are three goals (development of social science concepts, skills, and social attitudes), and six conceptual statements relating to ethnic heritage studies; family life; and citizenship, career, consumer, and environmental education. The key question/suggested activity format involves students in gathering and organizing data, and in analyzing its content and implications. The first grade unit is presented in two sections. Section I is designed to aid the student in becoming familiar with his school. Activities focus on enabling the children to become acquainted with teacher, staff members, and other children, as well as the school routine. Section II is intended to develop the student's awareness of his role in the neighborhood in relation to his role at home and at school. Activities extend his understanding of group living and compare his neighborhood with one of a different environmental/cultural/ethnic make up. Each section includes 14 key questions relating to the topic, a list of community resource people and places to visit, and a bibliography briefly annotating many tradebooks, texts, and multimedia resources. Some handouts for duplication are included. (CK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Citizenship Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Fundamental Concepts, Grade 1, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Neighborhoods, Skill Development, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.