ERIC Number: ED431660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana Social Studies Proficiency Guide: An Aid to Curriculum Development. 1996 Edition.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
This guide outlines the kinds of learning opportunities that should be available to Indiana students in high-quality social studies programs, but it is not intended as a prescribed curriculum. The guide defines social studies as the integrated study of the social sciences and the humanities to promote civic competence. Social studies education should provide preparation and practice for lifelong active citizenship. The guide discusses civic decision-making; describes content strands and foundation proficiencies; offers a curriculum model; outlines course descriptions and proficiency statements for grades K-8; presents high school course descriptions and proficiency statements for selected courses; offers additional course descriptions; and provides resources. To achieve the goal of responsible citizenship, students in Indiana will: (1) analyze the political ideas and practices that enable citizens to make rational choices in a democratic society; (2) assess the impact of historical events, personalities, movements, and technological developments on the present and future; (3) describe the geographical patterns and interrelationships of the major physical and cultural features on the earth's surface; (4) analyze the interaction of people and institutions in economic systems; (5) investigate nations and cultures in terms of their diversity, commonalities, and interrelationships; (6) examine the patterns of individual and group behavior; (7) analyze issues and events and hypothesize about their impact upon the present and future; (8) draw conclusions and make decisions based on relevant data derived from a variety of resources and media; and (9) develop a reasoned commitment to the civic values needed to function responsibly in a democratic society. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Civics, Curriculum Development, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Indiana Department of Education, Center for School Improvement, Office of Program Development, Room 229, State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204; Web site: http://www.doe.state.in.us/publications/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana