ERIC Number: ED216985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
South Dakota Social Studies Curriculum Guide, Kindergarten-Twelve.
South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This K-12 social studies curriculum guide was developed to provide local schools in South Dakota with a point of departure for their own curriculum development. There are five sections to the guide. Section one, "Social Studies Standards of Excellence," discusses shared decision making and commitment, community support for the social studies, staffing and staff development, organizing, instructional activities, evaluation, social studies resources, and curriculum planning. Goals for each area of the K-12 curriculum are outlined in section two. These areas include American Indian education, anthropology, career education, citizenship, consumer education, contemporary issues, drug/alcohol education, economics and free enterprise, environmental education, geography, government, historical and cultural impact of religion, multi-cultural education, psychology, rights and responsibilities, social behavior, sociology, South Dakota studies, and world and American history. Section three provides an overview of the K-12 social studies scope and sequence and section four examines the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills integrated throughout the curriculum. The final section presents and discusses the six major steps in curriculum development. Quotes from research are presented. Included in the appendices are a glossary of terms and recommendations of the National Council of Social Studies. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
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