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ERIC Number: ED522290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8798-6105-6
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
National Council for the Social Studies
The revised standards, like the earlier social studies standards published in 1994, continue to be structured around the ten themes of social studies. However, the revised standards offer a sharper focus on: (1) Purposes; (2) Questions for Exploration; (3) Knowledge: what learners need to understand; (4) Processes: what learners will be capable of doing; and (5) Products: how learners demonstrate understanding. The revised standards also include: (1) Enhancements in the descriptions of the ten themes and the associated learning expectations; (2) The addition of new descriptions of standards-based class practices to time-tested descriptions that were included in the original edition of the standards; (3) A stronger focus on student products and their assessment; and (4) An updated list of essential social studies skills and strategies, including literacy strategies. Following the Preface by Steven A. Goldberg, the following chapters are included in this book: (1) Introduction; (2) The Ten Themes of Social Studies; (3) Purposes, Questions for Exploration, Knowledge, Process, and Products; (4) Learning Expectations: Early Grades; (5) Learning Expectations: Middle Grades; and (6) Learning Expectations:High School. Appended are: (1) Essential Social Studies Skills and Strategies; and (2) Essential Social Studies Skills and Strategies.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies