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ERIC Number: ED448109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-11
Pages: 219
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Updated History-Social Science Framework. Approved by the State Board of Education, October 11, 2000.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This updated framework for the state of California represents an effort to strengthen education in the history-social science curriculum while building on the best practices contained in previous frameworks. The framework outlines 17 distinguishing characteristics, and its goals fall into three broad categories: knowledge and cultural understanding, which incorporates learnings from history and the other humanities, geography, and the social sciences; democratic understanding and civic values, which incorporates an understanding of national identity, constitutional heritage, civic values, and rights and responsibilities; and skills attainment and social participation, which includes basic skills, critical thinking skills, and participation skills that are essential for effective citizenship. For each grade level the framework provides a course description that follows an integrated and sequential development of curriculum goals. The course descriptions include example learning activities and suggested readings. (BT)
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resource Division, California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sixth Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814; Tel: 916-657-3023; Fax: 916-657-5437; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California