ERIC Number: ED213626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools. Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Smith, Theodore, Ed.
This revised history/social science framework for grades K-12 is designed to be used as the basis for curriculum development at the local level in California. It can be used by teachers, curriculum specialists, school administrators, and local boards in other states as well. According to the framework, the central purpose of history/social science education is to prepare students to be humane, rational, understanding, and participating citizens in a diverse society and in an increasingly interdependent world. The first two sections describe the philosophy and major emphases of the framework. Section three includes knowledge, skills, values, and social participation goals. The fourth section indicates the content or areas of study recommended for each grade level. In the fifth section, the basic concepts are defined for anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and the humanities. There are three appendices. Appendix A contains the criteria for evaluating instructional materials in history and the social sciences. In Appendix B, sections of the Education Code requiring the observance of special events are described. The antidogmatism policy of the California State Board of Education is contained in the third appendix. The framework concludes with a list of references. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Fundamental Concepts, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Humanities, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
California State Department of Education, PO Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum Framework and Instructional Materials Unit.