ERIC Number: ED340625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies in the Nineties: An N.H.C.S.S. Statement.
Adams, Ron; And Others
The goal of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies is to actively work to improve social studies instruction in New Hampshire in the 1990s. This guide outlines the basic goals, structure, and methods of the social studies curriculum, K-12, for New Hampshire. The guide provides a definition along with a rationale for social studies education. Under "Goals and Outcomes" three broad areas of student development are addressed: (1) knowledge; (2) skills; and (3) beliefs and values. What specific knowledge should be achieved for history, geography, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology is briefly listed. The section on skills is subdivided into categories, such as: map and globe; thinking skills; communication skills; visual communication skills; interpersonal skills; and social and participation skills. A list of commonly held beliefs and values is covered: rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of the individual; and beliefs concerning societal conditions and governmental responsibilities. Recommendations on instructions, scope and sequence, assessment, minimum requirements, alternative learning experiences, teacher preparation, and funding are included. A 6-item bibliography of selected resources concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies, Littleton.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire