ERIC Number: ED290673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Goals and Objectives for Social Studies Education in Michigan (K-12).
Staten, Teressa V.; And Others
The four elements of an effective social studies program are identified as knowledge, values, skills, and social participation. This Michigan curriculum guide delineates the goals and objectives for each of these elements. If the elements are to be translated into learning opportunities, the social studies program should exhibit these characteristics: (1) social studies programs for all students; (2) an emphasis on widely applicable basic concepts; (3) a selective approach to content; (4) conceptual frameworks undergirding programs; (5) clearly stated objectives; (6) appropriate learning activities; (7) varied instructional materials; and (8) a supportive classroom climate. Guidelines for constructing a K-12 social studies program and the suggested range and instructional focus for each grade level are outlined in sections 2 and 3. The goals and objectives for the K-12 program are outlined in section 4. Appendices include: (1) the common goals of Michigan education (excerpts); (2) education codes and state board of education recommendations; and (3) a model for social studies curriculum and instructional program planning. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.