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ERIC Number: ED187658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 2: Communities--People. Communities--Goods and Services.
Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The curriculum guide presents a working draft of the second 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 second grade unit is presented in two sections. Section I is designed to develop the understanding of organized communities with people who share facilities and responsibilities for the common good. Activities focus on the concept of community and the ways all communities are alike although comprised of different peoples. Section II emphasizes goods and services provided to various peoples in different cultures. It also focuses on the need for cooperation of all who are interested in the welfare of the community. Each section includes 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 are included. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.