ERIC Number: ED216973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Program [Grade] 4.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
This fourth-grade level social studies framework will help teachers develop programs best suited to their students' needs. There are two main sections to the guide: 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 fourth grade program focuses on political institutions and historic development beginning at the local community and comparing and contrasting to the state and national levels. Rather than encouraging memorization of dates and events, students are guided in thinking in terms of time periods in U.S. history characterized by similar attitudes, values, and events using examples from the local community and nation. 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 four: 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 4, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Literature, Local History, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State History, Student Evaluation, United States History
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.