ERIC Number: ED463227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. History 1. Course of Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Inquiring into families, communities, states, nations, and various peoples of the world through history engages students in the aspirations, struggles, accomplishments, and failures of real people in various aspects of their lives. The historical record is inextricably linked to the geographic setting in which it developed. The ultimate goal of social studies in Idaho is to develop the civic competence and civic participation of Idaho's youth, the citizens of today and tomorrow. Each of the U.S. History 1 instructional blocks is built upon the supporting Idaho Achievement Standards. Assessment of student progress toward mastering individual standards should be ongoing and embedded in each instructional block. Ideally, this assessment should be formative in nature and help guide subsequent information. Following an introduction, this guide is divided into seven blocks: (1) "Pre-Colombian Review and Exploration"; (2) "Colonization"; (3) "The Revolutionary War"; (4) "Founding Fathers and the Constitution"; (5) "Westward Expansion and New Territories"; (6) "Civil War"; and (7) "Reconstruction." Blocks 1 and 3 through 5 contain:"Goal and Objectives"; "Idaho Achievement Standards"; "Suggested Activities"; and "Suggested Materials". Blocks 2, 6, and 7 contain: "Goal and Objectives"; "Idaho Achievement Standards"; and "Suggested Activities." Appended are the Idaho Achievement Standards. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, History Instruction, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Idaho Department of Education, Len B. Jordan Office Building, 650 West State Street, P. O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6800; Fax: 208-334-2228. For full text: http://www.sde.state.id.us/admin/coursesofstudy.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho