ERIC Number: ED261867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Biology Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1646.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a biology course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of science; (3) a list and description of eight basic process skills (such as predicting and classifying) and five integrated processes (such as controlling variables and defining operationally); and (4) a nine-part curriculum outline. These parts provide performance objectives correlated with a concept, process skill(s), and suggested activities for each of the following major topic areas: introduction to biology; cell biology; general reproduction; evolution; genetics; scientific basis of classification; the functioning organism (protists, plants, animals); human anatomy and physiology (examining the skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, excretory, integumentary, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems); and ecology. The outline is designed to allow flexibility in the teaching of Biology I from either the systematic or the phylogenetic approach. A list of references, a list of audiovisual suppliers, and brief comments on evaluation techniques are also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Biology, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana