ERIC Number: ED354210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
History-Social Science Goals and Curriculum Strands. Model Curriculum Guide, Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This guide is intended to assist California educators responsible for implementing the state's K-8 history-social science curriculum and provide practical ideas for bringing this curriculum into alignment with the History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. The guide puts forth 10 principles for development of the curriculum. The principles are categorized by three broad themes: chronological history, integrated with geography, as the basis for the curriculum; ethics, civic values and the dignity of all peoples; and unifying the curriculum. The overall History-Social Science Framework identifies 12 strands for instructional development. Much of this guide is devoted to discussing the strands and demonstrating how they are reflected in course content by providing sample topics, questions, activities, and exemplars. The strands are: historical literacy; ethical literacy; cultural literacy; geographic literacy; economic literacy; sociopolitical literacy; national identity; constitutional heritage; civic values, rights, and responsibilities; participation skills; critical thinking skills; and basic study skills. The guide offers a broad range of ideas, topics, and suggested resources and respects the professionalism of educators as decision makers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California