ERIC Number: ED295875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
West Bridgewater K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Map.
Janelli, J. Michael
This curriculum is designed to build social science skills and knowledge in a sequential manner as the student progresses from kindergarten through secondary school. Prerequisite skills, knowledge objectives, skill objectives, and attitudinal objectives are outlined for each grade level and subject area in the K-12 social science curriculum. The K-6 elementary curriculum goals and objectives move the child from the immediate home and school environment to the world environment. In grade seven, the student develops a set of geographic and social studies skills which are outlined on five levels. Grade eight comprises the skills and knowledge necessary to acquire a basic understanding of United States history and geography. The skills and objectives for eighth grade are on five ability levels. World history objectives, delineated on four different ability levels, help students to better understand the present through a more complete knowledge of the past. United States history goals and objectives emphasize the understanding of the U.S. Constitution and important events that shaped this country's past and are outlined on four ability levels. Sociology skills and objectives are designed to help students understand the patterns and regulations in human social behavior. Understanding and assuming the responsibilities of democratic citizenship undergirds the study of contemporary American issues. The contemporary American issues course has objectives and skills at four levels ability levels. (SM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Kindergarten, Map Skills, Outcomes of Education, Skills, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Student Educational Objectives, United States Government (Course), United States History, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: West Bridgewater Public Schools, MA.