ERIC Number: ED371984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Curricular Standards for Social Studies. Revised.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
The primary purposes of the outcomes and accompanying benchmarks for kindergarten through grade 12 social studies in Kansas public schools are to help students become responsible, productive citizens and to help students achieve a sense of personal fulfillment. The outcomes process, standards, and assessment emphasize higher-order thinking skills. Following an introduction, five definitions, and a section on purposes and principles, the document looks at system outcomes use of essential skills and an integrated curricular approach and discusses five student outcomes. The three program outcomes of social studies education are: (1) students will make informed and reasoned decisions about emerging events and persistent issues and dilemmas confronting contemporary societies; (2) students will use appropriate concepts, processes, and tools from a variety of disciplines in thinking critically and creatively about knowledge; and (3) students will develop civic competence and responsibility. For each program outcome description, student outcomes, benchmarks for grade 12, grade 8, and grade 5, and elaboration of outcomes and benchmarks explain how the program outcomes are to be shown in students' performance. A framework illustrates the developing of outcomes and benchmarks by the Kansas State Board of Educators. A list of 10 members of the task force for social studies concludes the curricular standards guide. Contains 46 references throughout. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas