ERIC Number: ED430896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum 1997.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This North Carolina curriculum guide provides a social studies framework for grades K-12. Divided into overview, introduction, primary, elementary/middle, and high school sections, the guide outlines a purpose and philosophy, framework goals, rationale for social studies in the curriculum, content overview (for the disciplines of history, geography, economics, political science, anthropology, psychology, and sociology), rationale for content organization, North Carolina social studies recommended content sequence, skills in the social studies curriculum, and social studies K-12 program framework. The guide states that the goals and objectives of the framework parallel the national social studies curriculum standards and reflect the national content standards for history, geography, civics and government, and economics. These goals and objectives provide guidance for implementing the strands for each of the social science disciplines within the subject framework. The guide also explains that the social studies framework identifies four skills that are to be taught within the context of applying knowledge. Students are given numerous opportunities to practice, refine, and apply the following broad skills through a sequentially developed K-12 program: (1) acquisition of information from a variety of sources; (2) use of information for problem solving, decision making, and planning; (3) development of skills in interpersonal relationships and social participation; and (4) promotion of civic participation. An instructional model for the natural integration of content and skills for each of the four skills is identified and elaborated upon and specific examples are provided. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anthropology, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, United States Government (Course)
Public Schools of North Carolina, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina