ERIC Number: ED221407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Incorporating Skills into Social Studies Programs, K-12.
Gregory, George, Ed.
Designed to assist schools in implementing developmental skills in the social studies programs for grades K-12, this guide is divided into seven sections. The first section, a literature review, cites publications on social studies skills. Section 2 gives an interdisciplinary view of shared skills in the New York state curriculum. Three skill charts in Section 3 are for developing a comprehensive skills program. Included are specific skills in getting, using, and presenting information; participating in interpersonal and group relations; problem solving; conflict resolution; decision making; self-management; decreasing egocentric, ethnocentric, and stereotypic perceptions; and developing constructive attitudes toward diversity, change, ambiguity, and conflict. Section 4 presents activities introducing or reinforcing social studies skills at particular levels. Section 5 suggests a procedure for implementing a social studies skills program and provides examples of record-keeping forms. In section 6, three assessment systems are included for checking student and program performances: a K-6 basic skill diagnostic test, an observational instrument, and a Project PASSS diagnostic system. The last section describes the monitoring of this social studies skills program. (NE)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Developmental Tasks, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Group Dynamics, Information Seeking, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Process Education, Self Concept, Sequential Learning, Skill Development, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
Note: 1982 reprint.