ERIC Number: ED187659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 3: Indians--Past and Present. Allegany County--Past and Present.
Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The curriculum guide presents a working draft of the third 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 content and implications. The third grade unit is presented in two sections. Section I studies the Shawnee Indians, covering the way they lived and their contributions to the culture and life style of the settlers of Allegany County. Activities deal with the comparisons of life style of the Woodland Indians and other tribes, as well as American Indians' current concerns. Section II highlights the history and geography of Allegany County, as well as its growth and interrelatedness with other sections of the state and county. Each section includes key questions relating to the topic, and a list of community resource people and places to visit. Some handouts for duplication are included. (CK)
Descriptors: Career Education, Citizenship Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Fundamental Concepts, Grade 3, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Local History, Multicultural Education, 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.