ERIC Number: ED449049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Standards: Social Studies Standards (Adopted by the State Board on 3/27/00).
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
The social studies standards for Arizona's students outlined in this guidebook include a study of the diverse contributions people of many backgrounds have made to U.S. life and institutions, and emphasize a shared heritage for citizens and residents of the United States. The standards require that students acquire both core knowledge and a firm grasp of reasoning and practice in inquiry and research, learn how to frame and test hypotheses, distinguish logical from illogical reasoning, develop reasoned opinions and arguments, and grasp reflective thinking and evaluation. The standards present the academic content and skills in the four interrelated disciplines of history, geography, civics/government, and economics. Each standard outlines ascending goals for "readiness,""foundations,""essentials," and "proficiency." Includes two appendices: (1) physical geography standards and (2) glossary of terms used in the Arizona social studies standards. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Physical Geography, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson, Bin #6, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Tel: 602-542-3504; Web site: http://www.ade.state.az.us/standards/sstudies/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona