ERIC Number: ED360232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies K-12. Teacher Handbook.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This curriculum guide for North Carolina social studies teachers stresses the fact that social studies traditionally has accepted the dominant burden of preparing young people to inherit the right and the responsibility of effective citizenship. It is the single curriculum area whose subject matter is the entirety of human experience. The sequence for social studies described in this handbook defines in general terms the subject matter to be emphasized in social studies at each grade. The general description is intended to guide local curriculum coordinators as they select specific content for each level and course. Within these general guidelines, teachers and curriculum coordinators have flexibility to select topics and areas of study for their students. The recommended organizational pattern is both sequential and developmental. Introductions to the primary, elementary, middle level, and secondary social studies programs as well as the introductions for specific grade levels outline content and skills. Specific goals and objectives further delineate the social studies program at each level. Skill goals include: (1) acquiring information from a variety of sources; (2) using information for problem solving, decision making, and planning; (3) demonstrating skill in self-management and social participation; and (4) participating effectively in civic affairs. Methods and lesson plans for teaching these skills are included for primary, elementary, middle level, secondary, and elective courses. The lessons range from the beginning level of kindergarten children's study of themselves and their families, through the secondary electives of psychology, sociology, law and justice, economics, and government. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina