ERIC Number: ED211444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
American Studies Curriculum Guide. Grade 7. Bulletin 1604.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide for seventh grade teachers outlines resource units for American studies. Although intended for use by teachers in Louisiana, the guide can be used or adapted by educators in any state. Teachers will find it necessary to develop the resource units structured by the curriculum guide into teaching units and lesson plans. The guide is designed to give the the junior high student a more comprehensive study of the growth and development of the United States than he received in the fifth grade course. There are four sections dealing with the following topics: exploration and colonization; economic, cultural and territorial development; changes in American life; and the 1920s and 1930s, World War II, and recent trends. Each section begins with an overview to give a broad idea of what is to be studied. Following the overview is a general content outline of the subject matter. Topics from the course outline are then repeated along with specific learner outcomes and suggested activities for achieving each learner outcome. Lists of vocabulary are provided in the sections. Also included are a sample unit on the development of sectionalism and a bibliography of books for students. Two skills charts are provided. One of the charts identifies skills that are to be cooperatively developed and are, therefore, shared responsibilities of social studies teachers and others. The other chart designates those skills which are the major responsibility of the social studies program. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.