ERIC Number: ED216971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Program [Grade] 2.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
This social studies framework for grade two is intended to help 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. In the grade two social studies program, the student explores rural, urban, and suburban communities, focusing on communities in the United States. The student's own community serves as an example for studying and understanding other communities. The concepts, content understandings, and activities stress the child's roles as a social being and self-directed learner. 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 includes the following for each concept taught in grade 2: course content, learning activities, skills and attitudes, evaluation procedures, and resource materials. (RM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Fundamental Concepts, Grade 2, Interdisciplinary Approach, 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 014 072-078.