ERIC Number: ED264964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten: Elementary Alaska Curriculum Guide. First Edition.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
This first edition curriculum guide is one of a series intended to serve as models to aid Alaskan school districts as they develop and review their own curriculum documents. Each guide lists topics/concepts or skills, learning outcomes, and sample learning objectives in three columns. The kindergarten guide is organized around various aspects of the self: physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and creative. The first section deals with social development and includes interpersonal relationships, developing social skills, learning to get along with a group, and learning to communicate with peers and adults. The next section addresses physical development and strength, including fine and gross motor skill development, health and nutrition needs, and rules of safety. The section on emotional development concerns elements of trust and self-esteem; it teaches children to remain in contact with their own feelings and use dramatic play as a means to clarify feelings. The section on creative development focuses on providing materials for self expession and strategies for encouraging the development of original and divergent thinking. The cognitive development section is divided into eight areas, seven of which correspond with curricula developed for grades 1 through 12. Appended is a developmental profile of the 5- and 6-year-old child. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska