ERIC Number: ED431665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Social Studies Standards. Draft II.
South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
This framework for social studies curriculum design in South Dakota schools incorporates 10 themes: (1) culture; (2) time, continuity, and change; (3) people, places, and the environment; (4) individual development and identity; (5) individuals, groups, and institutions; (5) power, authority, and governance; (6) production, distribution, and consumption; (7) science, technology, and society; (8) global connections; (9) civic ideals; and (10) civic practices. The framework states that the foregoing themes not only serve as an organizing framework for the social studies curriculum at all grade levels, but they draw from all other social science and other related disciplines. It explains that geography, history, and civics serve as the core of social studies since the three disciplines integrate all other sciences in the context of their own sharply defined methodological perspectives. As a rationale, the framework contends that a study of the arrangements that people have developed in their efforts to live together is essential to appreciate and participate in the U.S. political system. The framework outlines K-8 and 9-12 social studies and provides standards in culture and history, geography, civics, economics, and global interdependence, for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 social studies. The framework provides a glossary of relevant terms and a 26-item bibliography. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Civics, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Global Education, History, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Thematic Approach
South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Kneip Building, 3rd Floor, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD, 57501-2291.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota