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ERIC Number: ED447022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts History and Social Science Guide for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4. A Model Scope and Sequence and Sample Resources.
Goldsmith, Susan Secor
This model responds to the need of many Massachusetts schools and teachers for specific guides to the required scope of core knowledge, to curriculum design, and to teaching resources. Each unit of study in the model is accompanied by a group of sample readings from children's literature, largely nonfiction selections. The model is not prescriptive, but intended solely to assist curriculum committees and teachers who want assistance in planning and carrying out engaging units of study. The model is divided into the following sections: "Introduction"; "The Scope of Introductory History Study"; "Model Scope and Sequence Overviews" ("Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten"; "Grade 1"; "Grade 2"; "Grade 3"; "Grade 4"); "Suggested Selections for Reading Aloud" ("Pre-Kindergarten, Building a Foundation for Later Study"; "Kindergarten, Living, Learning, and Working, Now and Long Ago, Near and Far"; "Grade 1, Introduction to History Study" ("Version 1, Literary Empahsis"; "Version 2, Existing Local History and/or Community Studies Unit"; "Version 3, History Emphasis Integrating Grade 1 and 2 Material"); "Grade 2, Early Americas: Beginnings to about 1630"; "Grade 3, United States History to about 1865, with Thematic Extensions in the 19th and 20th Centuries"; "Grade 4, World History: Early Civilizations, Ancient, and Medieval Civilizations"); and "Appendices" ("A. Casting a Spell: How to Read Effectively to a Group of Children"; "B. Children's Readers in History/Social Science"). A resource bibliography concludes the model. (BT)
Massachusetts State Department of Education, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023; Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts