ERIC Number: ED405271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Global/Local Linkages: A Thematic K-12 Social Studies Curriculum.
Haakenson, Paul; And Others
This practicum paper presents a thematic K-12 social studies curriculum to meet an expressed need of social studies teachers of a school corporation to upgrade the teaching of social studies. The teachers wanted the subject to be more relevant to students' lives and to incorporate a more holistic approach. Content overview of the K-12 currriculum include: (1) Grades K-3: "Fundamentals of Social Studies"; (2) Grade 4: "State History, Geography: Continuity and Change"; (3) Grade 5: "Issues Around Us"; (4) Grade 6: World Studies, Asia and Oceania"; (5) Grade 7: "World Studies, Europe and Africa"; (6) Grade 8: "World Studies, The Americas"; (7) Grades 9 and 10: "American Studies"; (8) Grade 11: "World Civilizations"; and (9) Grade 12: "Principles of American Democracy" (one semester) and "Social Action" (one semester). The six themes identified as the focus of study are resources, interdependence, adaptation, identity/culture, citizenship/social action, and conflict resolution. Includes recommendations for each grade level's course of study. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Paper, Indiana University.