ERIC Number: ED463237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Learning Outcomes: Maryland School Performance Assessment Program for Social Studies.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This document outlines six learning outcomes for social studies students in grades PreK-8 in Maryland schools: (1) "Social Studies Skills" (students will demonstrate an understanding of historical and current events using chronological and spatial thinking, develop historical interpretations, and frame questions that include collecting and evaluating information from primary and secondary sources); (2) "History" (students will examine significant ideas, beliefs, and themes; organize patterns and events; and analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland, the United States, and the world); (3) "Geography" (students will use geographic concepts and processes to examine the role of culture, technology, and the environment in the location and distribution of human activities and spatial connections throughout time); (4) "Economics" (students will develop economic reasoning to understand the historical development and current status of economic principles, institutions, and processes needed to be effective citizens, consumers, and workers participating in local communities, the nation, and the world); (5) "Political Systems" (students will understand the historical development and current status of the fundamental concepts and processes of authority, power, and influence, with particular emphasis on the founding documents of the United States and the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens); and (6) "Peoples of the Nations and the World" (students will understand the diversity and commonality, human interdependence, and global cooperation of the people of the United States and the world through a multicultural and historical perspective.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship, Cultural Context, Economics, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Global Approach, History, Political Science, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Maryland Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 888-246-0016 (Toll Free); Tel: 410-767-0100; Web site: http://www.msde.state.md.us/.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland