ERIC Number: ED355151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Curriculum Structure: Social Studies.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
This curriculum guide sets forth what the Mississippi State Board of Education believes should be the outcomes of social studies education in the public schools. For each of the grades K-8, and for each of the courses taught at the 9-12 grade levels, an overarching goal statement is listed. For example, for kindergarten, the goal statement is: the child will develop greater self-awareness, learn to work with others, explore past and present, and acquire communication skills. Each grade or course also is composed of several strands--the areas of learning in the social studies--such as history, geography, political science, and economics. Within each of the strands listed for a particular grade or course, more specific goals are stated. For example, under the geography strand for kindergarten, the strand goal is: the student will understand geographic concepts of location, human interaction, environment, and movement. After each strand goal core objectives are listed. Core objectives describe the body of material that must be taught. For example, under the kindergarten geography strand goal, the core objectives include: recognize a globe as a model of the earth, identify different types of waste (paper, plastic, glass), and describe geographical features of one's community. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi