ERIC Number: ED430888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Nebraska Social Studies/History Standards K-12.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Social studies promotes civic competence through the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities. This Nebraska framework states that the primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse and democratic society in an interdependent world. The framework outlines the teaching of social studies in Nebraska schools for kindergarten through twelfth-grade and considers the traditional curriculum as concentrating on social core content subjects, such as history, geography, civics, economics, and government. The following 10 themes are used in a social studies classroom: (1) civic ideals and practices; (2) culture; (3) global connections; (4) individual development and identity; (5) individuals, groups, and institutions; (6) people, places, and environments; (7) power, authority, and governance; (8) production, distribution, and consumption; (9) science, technology, and society; and (10) time, and continuity, and change. The framework outlines educational objectives for the core social studies subjects for grades K-1, grades 2-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. The subjects are coordinated with the themes listed above. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Learning Strategies, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Thematic Approach, United States Government (Course)
Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-1987; Tel: 402-471-2295.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska