ERIC Number: ED236081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Curriculum Guide.
Sheridan School District 2, Englewood, CO.
A general framework is presented for the Sheridan School District K-12 social studies curriculum. The guide is arranged into three sections: rationale, goals and objectives, and scope and sequence. The rationale section emphasizes that students should develop awareness of individual rights and responsibilities, cope with the problems of our complex and heterogeneous society, and recognize global interdependence. Objectives are divided into categories of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, then described and tied to a particular academic level. The focal point of the guide is the scope and sequence section. Pupils in primary grades study the individual as a member of widening societies, such as the home, school, and community; intermediate grade pupils study the state, nation, and hemisphere. Junior high school students learn about the Eastern hemisphere, the United States, and the world, while students in high school are required to take courses in American studies, human behavior, economics, and civics. The curriculum content for each grade level is detailed, giving major themes and topics. A list of recommended basal materials and an analysis system for evaluating social studies materials are included. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sheridan School District 2, Englewood, CO.