ERIC Number: ED237416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
What Every Child Should Know...Social Studies. Course of Study, Criteria for Textbook Selection. Revised.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Designed to outline minimum course content for Arizona public schools, this K-12 curriculum guide is divided into 3 sections covering philosophy, goals, and scope and sequence. The stated philosophy emphasizes appreciation of history and culture, skill in acquiring and validating knowledge, critical thinking, and appreciation of interrelationships. Objectives are divided into categories of knowledge, skill, and democratic beliefs. The bulk of this guide outlines the major areas of study. Primary grades study widening concepts of society: family, school, ethnic groups, and community. Intermediate grade study focuses on state, regional, and American history, and the world. The junior high curriculum covers citizenship, American history, and the world, while high school requirements include a concept approach to Arizona and American history, and state and national government. For each level, a review of themes and objectives is followed by a list of suggested study topics. An outline of optional high school courses includes diplomatic history, area studies, social sciences, and women's, environmental, and urban studies. Five appendices contain a text evaluation instrument, state social studies requirements, state statutes on social studies and the observance of special events, and a list of citizenship education skills. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Note: For a related document, see ED 141 211-212.