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Elementary Social Studies Curriculum

Yukon Public Schools Social Studies program is designed to help students understand and function in their personal and social worlds.  It provides a setting for students to acquire knowledge of history and the social sciences and to be exposed to a broad variety of opinions, facilitating the formulation, reassessment, and affirmation of their beliefs. Through the encounter of a variety of contexts, knowledge, concepts, and skills, students form a foundation for participation in a democratic society. This allows them to utilize their knowledge about their community, nation, and world; to apply inquiry processes; and to employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, decision-making, and problem solving as participants of public life.

 

Goals:

  • To provide a sense of history, a sense of existence in the past as well as the present, along with a feeling of being in history
  • To develop an appreciation for their historical heritage through factual presentation of history, biographies of famous people, and historical fiction
  • To allow understanding of the spatial relationships of their immediate environment as well as those of areas of the world
  • To provide knowledge from sociology, economics, and political science that allows and understanding of the institutions within the society and to learn about their roles within group
  • To develop communication skills such as writing and speaking; research skills such as collecting, organizing, and interpreting data; thinking skills such a hypothesizing, comparing, drawing inferences; decision-making skills such as considering alternatives and consequences; interpersonal skills such as seeing other’s points of view, accepting responsibility, and dealing with conflict, and reading skills such as reading pictures, books, maps, charts, and graphs
  • To equip with skills to cope with change
  • To develop an understanding of similarities and differences of people and how they contribute to society

 

Helpful Links:

Oklahoma State Department of Education Social Studies Standards

National Geographic for Kids

Oklahoma Global Education

Web Atlas of Oklahoma

White House

OK History Day/National History Day

OK Council for the Social Studies

 

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