ERIC Number: ED417117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. 1997 Updated Edition.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This document is a revision of the California History-Social Science Curriculum first published in 1988. The framework represents an effort to strengthen education in the history-social science curriculum while building on the best practices contained in the previous document. The book addresses the goals of knowledge and cultural understanding through historical literacy, ethical literacy, cultural literacy, geographic literacy, economic literacy, and sociopolitical literacy. Goals of democratic understanding and civic values include: national identity; constitutional heritage; and civic values, rights, and responsibilities. Goals of skills attainment and social participation encompass participation skills, critical thinking skills, and basic study skills. Course descriptions for both U.S. history and world history courses are listed, along with the scopes and sequences for grades K-12. Seven appendices update the chronology in U.S. and world history to current times, address the importance and use of primary sources, suggest some local options for distributions of the units and topics in world history that support both coverage and selected in-depth studies, provide insights into career options that are possible in history and the social sciences, and present an essay for teacher background and student study that emphasizes the importance of citizen participation in a democratic society. (EH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Public Schools, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, United States History, World History
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($12.50, plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California