ERIC Number: ED211446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
American History Curriculum Guide. Secondary Social Studies. Bulletin 1599.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide for secondary teachers outlines resource units for U.S. history. Although intended for use by teachers in Louisiana, the guide can be used or adapted by educators in any state. The guide is comprised of six sections dealing with the following topics: (1) colonial history, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and nationalism; (2) conflict and reunion including sectionalism, the Jacksonian Era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction; (3) the emergence of modern America including expansion in the American West, growth of American business and industry, the labor movement, the organization of the farmers, the "New South," and the progressive movement; (4) conflict and international power; (5) global change and conflict; and (6) problems and future prospects. From two to seven units are outlined within each section. Objectives, concepts, generalizations, and learning activities are provided for each unit. Teachers will find it necessary to develop the resource units structured by the curriculum guide into teaching units and lesson plans. Also included are a sample eighth grade unit on the Louisiana purchase, a bibliography of student materials, and a discussion of evaluation techniques. The appendix contains two skills charts. 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)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Modern History, Reconstruction Era, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.