ERIC Number: ED437322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Social Studies Framework, Kindergarten-Grade 12. Research and Resources for Designing a Social Studies Curriculum.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Although all of public education prepares students for the responsibilities of citizenship, the goal of providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume their roles as leaders in the state of Texas and in the nation in the 21st century rests primarily with the social studies. This framework provides information that local administrators and teachers in Texas can use to plan a comprehensive social studies program for kindergarten through grade 12. The framework reflects legislative mandates, State Board of Education policies, and developments in social studies education that have occurred since the issuance of the previous framework in 1986. Following an introduction, the framework is then divided into the following eight chapters: (1) "What Is Social Studies?" (2) "An Overview of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Social Studies"; (3) "Making Connections through Social Studies"; (4) "Developing Social Studies Curriculum Based on the TEKS"; (5) "The Teaching-Learning System: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment"; (6) "Aligning the TEKS for Social Studies with the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS)"; (7) "Professional Development in Social Studies"; and (8) "Implementing the TEKS: Other Players." Appendices include information on how school districts should develop a curriculum, selected resources, and information on the well-equipped social studies classroom. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Professional Development, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills