ERIC Number: ED431669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Academic Learning Requirements (1997): Social Studies.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Stating that social studies can help students find order in their lives by illustrating patterns and connections of human existence, this guide addresses essential learning requirements for social studies in the state of Washington. The guide notes that these requirements seek to give students the knowledge and skills they need to participate as responsible and effective citizens in an increasingly complex world. The guide cites three essential learning requirements for history (1) the student examines and understands major ideas, eras, themes, developments, turning points, chronology, and cause-and-effect relationships in the United States, world, and Washington State history; (2) the student applies the methods of social science investigation to investigate, compare, and contrast interpretations of historical events; and (3) the student understands the origin and impact of ideas and technological developments on history and social change. The guide cites three geography requirements: (1) the student uses maps, charts, and other geographic tools to understand the spatial arrangement of people, places, resources, and environments on the earth's surface; (2) the student understands the complex physical and human characteristics of places and regions; and (3) the student observes and analyzes the interactions among people, the environment, and culture. Students should understand basic economic concepts and analyze the effect of economic systems on individuals, groups, and society. Each learning requirement is further subdivided and detailed. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington