ERIC Number: ED204237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Learning Activities for Social Studies in Oregon Schools.
Washington, Herman A.; Davis, Rose Marie
This guide suggests social studies learning activities for developing specific concepts in grades K-12. A related document, SO 013 465, lists the concepts and generalizations upon which a comprehensive K-12 social studies program should be built. Although written for teachers and curriculum specialists involved in curriculum development in Oregon, both documents can be easily used by educators in other states. The guide is organized by grade level and by concept. Major concepts are kindergarten--self-concept, rights, and responsibilities; grade 1--family members, interpersonal relationships; grade 2--money, property, and natural resources; grade 3--communities; grade 4--energy resources, resource management; grade 5--Western Hemisphere; grade 6--technological advances; grade 7--selecting settlement sites; grade 8--U.S. history; grade 9--civilizations, governmental structures; grades 10, 11, and 12--U.S. history, people and society, and global studies. For each concept the following information is provided: state, district, and program goals; unit goal; skills to be developed; and descriptions of learning activities. The activities are many and varied. Students critique films, develop wall charts, read books, take field trips, do role-playing activities, and are involved in classroom discussions. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Community, Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Family Life, Global Approach, History Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 464.