ERIC Number: ED247212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies for Georgia Schools. Secondary Program.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
The material in this secondary (grades 9-12) curriculum guide is designed to help local Georgia school systems integrate and develop programs that will meet the broad goals of an effective social studies program and also the requirements of the state's competency education program. In the first part, four main curriculum components (knowledge, values and attitudes, skills, and social participation) are discussed in terms of specific teaching goals. Charts tag curriculum components to generalizations, concepts, and facts from the social science disciplines. The next part of the guide discusses the organization of a secondary program around the following strands: global studies, U.S. studies, and behavioral studies. Samples include a course guide using the economic concept of scarcity to highlight elements of a guide, a course outline using history content to show ways a course can be thematically or chronologically organized, and lesson plans using content from citizenship education to chart exemplary lessons in detail. Next, essential elements for planning a secondary curriculum are given, including a list of strategies for effective teaching and learning and suggestions for measuring student performance. The final part presents general objectives for social studies, matching objectives with organizing concepts and grade level. An appendix provides a sample program evaluation checklist, textbook evaluation criteria, and a supplementary evaluation form. A 12-page annotated bibliography concludes the document. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Note: For early childhood and middle school program, see ED 237 436.