ERIC Number: ED204236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Social Studies in Oregon Schools: A Guide to Developing a Comprehensive Program for Grades Kindergarten Through Twelve.
Washington, Herman A.; Davis, Rose Marie
This guide will help teachers and program specialists design a comprehensive K-12 social studies program using goal-based concepts and generalizations. Although written for use in Oregon, the document can be used by educators in other states. The major section of the guide, "Pattern for Units and Courses," outlines concepts, generalizations, goals, and skills that should be taught at each grade level. A number of other helpful resources are also included in the guide. A sample purpose statement for social studies is provided. Program goals which address both the cognitive and affective domains are suggested. Skills essential to the social studies are listed and defined. A brief section on how to assess the social studies program is included. The appendices contain the following resources: an article presents some ideas about how people learn; Oregon State requirements for social studies are discussed; and the organization and operation of the Oregon State Textbook Commission and the adoption process are examined. A checklist to help educators review and evaluate their social studies program is included. The appendices conclude with a listing of resources useful in building a K-12 social studies curriculum and a discussion of social studies for exceptional students. A related document, SO 013 465, describes learning activities which will help students develop the concepts listed in the guide. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 465.