ERIC Number: ED438217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
The Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards were developed in the recognition that social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The mission of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. Students develop a core of knowledge and skills drawn from many academic disciplines, learn how to analyze their own and others' opinions on important issues, and become motivated to participate in civic and community life as active, informed citizens. Content and performance standards are identified for grade spans K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 with benchmarks at grades 4, 8, and 11. These social studies standards serve as a framework for K-12 program design in Wyoming and provide student performance expectations to guide teachers as they design instructional strategies. The standards do not prescribe curriculum, courses, or instructional methodology but are provided to assist schools and communities in developing and strengthening curriculum. The standards are organized into seven major strands: (1) Citizenship, Government, and Democracy; (2) Culture and Cultural Diversity; (3) Production, Distribution, and Consumption; (4) Time, Continuity, and Change; (5) People, Places, and Environments; (6) Social Studies Processes and Skills; and (7) Technology. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Wyoming Department of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Hathaway Building, Second Floor, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming