ERIC Number: ED287788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Program 1. 1987 Updated Edition.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
The goals for this social studies curriculum are the development of essential concepts, skills, and content that have been identified for the social studies program. The curriculum was designed to meet student needs and interests, to reflect increasing knowledge about child development and learning, and to give attention to the learning environment as well as the course content. It also attempts to educate for multicultural understanding and cooperation in an increasingly interdependent world. Key concepts are: (1) change, (2) citizenship, (3) culture, (4) empathy, (5) environment, (6) identity, (7) interdependence, (8) nation-state, (9) scarcity, and (10) technology. Content understanding, learning activities, skill development, evaluation, and resources are given for each of the ten concepts. Strategies for linking children's literature with social studies are presented. Examples of participation projects and guidelines for development are provided and teachers are encouraged to participate with students to plan K-6 classroom projects. General content understandings are given for each of the K-6 grade levels. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.