ERIC Number: ED423200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Social Studies Program: Activities, Guidelines, and Resources. Fourth Edition.
Davis, James E., Ed.
The fourth edition of this curriculum planning resource takes users through the entire process of planning a social studies program, from deciding on a rationale to selecting curriculum materials to installing and maintaining the program. The guide incorporates current concerns such as standards-based curriculum, authentic assessment, and school-based staff development. The guide addresses each of the planning steps, including chapters on: (1) "Planning to Plan"; (2) "Addressing Issues that Affect Social Studies"; (3) "Deciding on a Rationale"; (4) "Assessing the Current Program"; (5) "Developing Broad Program Goals"; (6) "Identifying Student Outcomes"; (7) "Linking Outcomes and Content"; (8) "Selecting Curriculum Materials"; (9) "Planning Evaluation"; (10) "Installing and Maintaining the Program"; and (11) "Modifying the Program." The guide includes planning tools and curriculum materials analysis instruments, sample formats for curriculum documents, a list of publishers of social studies materials, and a reading on evaluation as an instructional tool. (EH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, P.O. Box 21270, Boulder, CO 80308-4270.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.