Planning Curriculum in Social Studies
No. 1218, 2001, 316 pp., $42
Planning Curriculum in Social Studies is designed with two primary purposes in mind:
- To help educators develop coherent social studies curriculum and programs that help students develop knowledge and understanding of the major ideas and concepts of the field of social studies and help students to become effective citizens.
- To help curriculum coordinators and teachers plan a social studies program using Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies and the vision of powerful teaching and learning developed by the National Council for the Social Studies.
Social studies will never be lacking for content! A major challenge facing this field of study is the ever-increasing amount of information. It is for this reason the authors of this guide are encouraging an even greater focus on the big ideas and major concepts of social studies. The content of social studies must be organized around the most important ideas and concepts so that students can apply them to the past, present, and future. Unless the curriculum requires a greater depth of knowledge and understanding, students will continue to leave school without a framework for applying their knowledge and skills to current and new issues and problems.
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The social studies standards draw on the major social sciences to help students become responsible citizens in a diverse, democratic society in a mutually dependent world. These standards provide a way to review and evaluate local curriculums and help parents and community members to understand how social studies learning contributes to the educational goals of society. They develop a commitment to democratic values and provide the knowledge base to make informed decisions on local, state, and national issues.