ERIC Number: ED193109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Key Competencies: Social Studies, Elementary School.
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This booklet outlines specific competencies for social studies education in grades one through six in the Philadelphia school system. The focus of social studies education is seen to be the transmission of knowledge and inculcation of skills and attitudes essential for good citizenship in an interdependent world. Five important areas which contribute to good citizenship are self-realization, governing, producing and consuming, utilizing environments, and critical thinking and decision making. These areas form the basis for the competencies listed for each of six grade levels. For each grade level at least 10 competencies are listed. Each competency is followed by at least one behavioral objective which can be used to evaluate mastery of the competency. For example, a key competency for grade three is, "Students will show awareness of the neighborhood as a geographic entity." A behavioral objective for this is "Identify or draw a map of the neighborhood." Other key competencies include understanding that people have feelings and emotions (grade one), recognizing the importance of city services (grade two), appreciating ethnic and cultural diversity (grade four), and understanding the importance of political and geographic boundaries (grade six). Some of the behavioral objectives involve activities related to the city of Philadelphia. (AV)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Education, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Environment, Global Approach, Government (Administrative Body), Learning Activities, Minimum Competencies, Political Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Self Concept, Sequential Learning, Skill Development, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 814-821.