North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies: Social Studies K-12. Revised.Report as inadecuate

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The revised North Carolina Standard Course of Study has moved from a detailed, prescriptive curriculum guide to a more flexible instructional guide, emphasizing what students should know and be able to do as they progress through various levels of proficiency and ultimately exit from high school. The revised curriculum focuses on themes and concepts rather than isolated facts. Based on recent research on how students learn, it emphasizes thinking skills and problem solving more than the memorization and recall of information. This social studies guide contains the following components: "Social Studies Overview,""Purpose and Philosophy,""Framework Goals,""Rationale for Social Studies,""Content Overview: The Role of Disciplines in the Curriculum,""Rationale for Content Organization,""Recommended Content Sequence,""Skills in the Social Studies Curriculum,""Introductions to Grade Spans,""Grade or Course Overviews,""Goals and Objectives," and "Skill Application Examples." The second part of the guide describes the expected competencies to be achieved in each grade, K-12. (BB)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anthropology, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards

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Author: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.


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