ERIC Number: ED430885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Skills-Based Scope and Sequence Guide: Social Studies Grades K-6. Target Skills & Sample Assessment Methods.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
This guide is organized around a list of social studies skills that all students in Idaho should know and be able to do according to each grade level from kindergarten through sixth grade. The guide will help provide parents, teachers, and students with knowledge of what is being taught in a logical scope and sequence by grade level. The guide is a basis for curriculum development, instructional strategy, assessment practices, and consistency within the teaching of social studies across the state. The guide explains that within a school it is the social studies program that provides a coordinated and systematic study of the world and everything in it. A goal statement for the social studies curriculum is first presented, and the guide is then divided into separate chapters for each elementary grade. The format of the guide is a chart-type, 2-column, easy-to-read style, with "Target Skills" heading one column, and "Sample Assessment Methods" heading the other column. The skills used in the guide are identified by grade level and selected according to: (1) the knowledge of many classroom teachers; (2) skills identified in scope and sequence charts of the textbooks on Idaho's textbook adoption list; (3) skills measured on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (4) skills measured by direct assessments; and (5) input from educators, patrons, and parents. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho