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ERIC Number: ED429903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies. Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1998, No. 18.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This curriculum guide defines social studies as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. A framework for the K-12 social studies program in Alabama's public schools is provided. The curriculum emphasis on civic responsibility will encourage students to become informed, responsible, participating citizens, and enable them to function well in both their private and public lives. Content standards in the guide are minimum and required, and fundamental and specific but not exhaustive. School systems may include additional content standards and add implementation guidelines, resources, and/or activities. The curriculum guide uses history and geography as the central disciplines, with the addition of specific core information and ideas from economics, law, and U.S. government interwoven into all courses to provide for the program goals of historic, geographic, political, and economic literacy. These program goals support the commitment to provide a curriculum that prepares all of Alabama's students to lead productive and independent lives. The guide presents an introduction to the course of study, the conceptual framework, position statements, directions for interpreting the minimum required content, and the minimum required content and overview for various subjects in kindergarten through second grade, for third and fourth grade, for fifth and sixth grade, for seventh grade, for eighth and ninth grade, the ninth grade-twelfth grade social studies program, and for other ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade materials. Appendices contain Alabama high school graduation requirements, and guidelines and suggestions for local time requirements and homework. A bibliography concludes the guide. (BT)
Alabama State Department of Education, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130-2101; Tel: 334-242-8059.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama