ERIC Number: ED431667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions: Delaware First in Education. State of Delaware Social Studies Curriculum Framework: Content Standards. Volume One.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
The mission of "New Directions for Education in Delaware" is to improve students' academic achievement so that their knowledge and skills will enable them to be successful, productive citizens in the 21st century. "New Directions for Education in Delaware" is an initiative for improving academic achievement throughout the state based on the principles that: (1) every student has the opportunity to participate in real and meaningful educational experiences; (2) every student is held to high expectations (standards) of knowledge and performance; (3) every student's performance/achievement is measured against the standards; and, (4) help is provided to every student to attain the standards. Content standards for each grade cluster are identified. Each grade level designation contains sections for the core disciplines (civics, economics, geography, and history). Samples of performance assessment tasks at different grade levels are given to illustrate in detail how the standards are applied and assessed. The guide considers that each of the core disciplines in social studies offers a distinct strategy for examining the world and provides students with specific intellectual and conceptual tools for analyzing causes and consequences. The four core disciplines are the essential focus for citizenship education. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Delaware Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903; Tel: 302-739-4604.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware