ERIC Number: ED216969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Program [Grade] K.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
This social studies curriculum guide provides a framework to help kindergarten teachers develop programs best suited to their students' needs. The two main sections to the guide are a teacher notebook and a syllabus. The teacher notebook elaborates on the key features of the program, suggesting relevant classroom applications. Discussed are concept and skill goals, student evaluation, linking literature to social studies, developing citizenship competency, and developing participation projects. A teacher self-checklist for classroom climate is also included. The syllabus begins with a grade level overview. The major focus of the social studies kindergarten program is to help students develop awareness of self as a growing individual. Social interaction skills are integral to the kindergarten program. This overview is followed by generalizations for the K-6 program. A key to symbols used in the syllabus to encourage interdisciplinary planning and a holistic view of classroom instruction is provided. The final section of the syllabus suggests activities; specifies content, skills and attitudes, and evaluation procedures; and lists resources for each concept taught in grade two. (RM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Concept Teaching, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Literature, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Behavior, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 073-078.