ERIC Number: ED441726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Technical Guide for Implementing Content Standards: Social Studies, June 1999.
South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
This technical guide is a resource to help educators implement the adopted social studies standards for South Dakota. The guide to the standards includes the goals, indicators, benchmarks, and grade level standards. It is organized in grade level clusters according to benchmark levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This format is provided as a framework for school districts to use as they study and implement the state standards; design local district and classroom assessments; and align curriculum materials, resources, and technology to the South Dakota standards. The technical section of the guide is formatted into benchmark clusters so that teacher teams or individual teachers can easily reference the social studies standards at adjacent grade levels; for example, the first-grade teacher could survey the classroom learning objective in both the kindergarten and the second grade. The guide's four broad, conceptual goals (content area/discipline standards) are the K-12 strands/strings that define the essence of the discipline of social studies. Because they are the "end results" of what is expected of students after 13 years of study in South Dakota schools, the goals are worded the same at each grade level. The guide's goals are that students will understand: (1) the emergence and development of civilization over time and place; (2) the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment; (3) the historical development and contemporary role of governmental power and authority; and (4) the impact of economics on the development of societies and on current and emerging national and international situations. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Kneip Building, 3rd Floor, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota