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ERIC Number: ED440030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 225
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57337-020-7
A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Social Studies.
Hartoonian, H. Michael
Social studies is concerned with developing reflective, democratic citizenship within a global context, and includes the disciplines typically classified as belonging to the social and behavioral sciences as well as history, geography, and content selected from law, philosophy, and the humanities. It also includes those topics that focus on social problems, issues, and controversies. The goal of citizenship is supported by the goals of disciplined, academic study and knowing how to continue to learn. The broad range of the social studies program in Wisconsin addresses multicultural experiences, gender equity awareness, an understanding of the heritage of Wisconsin and of the nation, global perspectives, and economic and geographic literacy. Following an overview, the guide is divided into the following sections: (1) "Organizing the Social Studies Curriculum"; (2) "Thinking and Reasoning in the Social Studies Curriculum: An Integrated Skills Network"; (3) "Evaluating and Improving the Social Studies Program"; (4) "Computers, Software, and the Social Studies"; (5) "Resources and References for Teachers"; and (6) "Looking to the Future: Building Curriculum in a Changing World." Appendixes include: Graduation Standards in Social Studies; Minimum Allocated Instructional Time; Writing in the Social Studies; Directed Reading/Thinking Activity for Social Studies; What Is Social Studies?; Wisconsin Public School Observance Days; Instructional Television Programs (ITV); and Informal Classroom Drama. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin