ERIC Number: ED211447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Curriculum Guide. Grades K-6. Bulletin 1601.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide outlines the scope and sequence for an elementary social studies program. Although intended for use by teachers in Louisiana, the guide can be utilized or adapted by educators in any state. The guide is organized by grade level. Five major conceptual strands along with themes at each grade level form the basic scope and sequence for the elementary program. The recommended themes for each grade level are: grade 1--home, family, and community; grade 2--school and community; grade 3--contrasting communities; grade 4--regional studies; grade 5--national studies; and grade 6--world studies. The conceptual strands which provide the continuity from one grade to the next are: physical geography, social organization, economic organization, political organization, and historical heritage. Generalizations, student objectives, learning activities, and a vocabulary list, are provided for the conceptual strands at each grade level. Also included are a list of suggested student materials, a two week, sample fifth grade unit on immigration, and a conceptual strands chart. Two skills charts are included. 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. The appendix contains maps of Louisiana and songs, poems, and documents about America. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Community Study, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Family Life Education, Geographic Regions, Learning Activities, Physical Geography, Political Science, Skill Development, Social Studies, United States History, Vocabulary Development, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.