ERIC Number: ED316473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Occupational Program Social Studies Grade 8 and 9: Program of Studies/Curriculum Guide. Interim 1989.
McCardle, Elizabeth, Ed.
This program is intended for students in grades 8 and 9 who have experienced difficulty in learning and may function a year or more behind their age peers. It is designed to provide for the development of essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society. Major emphasis is placed on the development of process, communication, and participation skills, and inquiry strategies to enhance students' ability to make adjustments to changing circumstances. The program is developed within contexts that are meaningful and relevant to students. Many instructional opportunities are provided to help learning through thematic study, through the integration of skills across the curriculum, and through the application of skills to real life situations. These approaches add a motivational dimension to the program and provide students with systematic and logical approaches for managing unfamiliar situations. The guide outlines the philosophy and goals of the program, discusses the required and elective components, offers suggestions for planning, lists learning resources, presents methodology and evaluation, scope and sequence, and provides a detailed presentation of the content of the social studies courses in this program. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Support Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada