ERIC Number: ED288774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Skills: Social Studies.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Instructional Services.
This list of essential skills for social studies emerged from a statewide effort to identify a scope and sequence of content, concepts, and skills in social studies from kindergarten through grade eight and for the United States History course at the high school level. These skills are meant to be included in the curriculum along with concepts and enrichment activities. The skills that should be introduced and developed are listed for the appropriate grade levels. Skills dealing with awareness of self in a social setting are introduced in kindergarten. Grade one skills deal with the individual in the primary groups of the family and school. The skills involved in meeting basic needs in nearby social groups or neighborhoods are presented in grade two. Grade three skills concern the community within the country and the world. Skills needed to understand the states and regions are developed in grade four. Grade five is involved in developing skills to understand the United States and its neighbors in North America. World geography skills are introduced in grade six. The people and cultures of the past are explored, through the appropriate skills, in grade seven. Skills needed to understand U.S. history and citizenship are introduced in grade eight. The skills needed for further understanding of U.S. history are developed in grade 11. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Instructional Services.