The Curriculum






The Curriculum Roadmap:

Curriculum Roadmap


Goal Statement


Engaging in the Adult Basic Education Level Three Social Sciences curriculum contributes to adult learners’ abilities to think critically and reflectively, to make informed decisions, and to be active participants in a culturally diverse society.


Chapter Four: The Relationship Between Concepts



This chapter outlines the core elements of the Adult Basic Education Level Three Social Sciences curriculum guide. When developing courses, instructors will consider the following elements:

  • Generic Skills,

  • the Learning Process,

  • Core Components, and

  • Learning Outcomes.

Generic Skills21 lay the foundation for across-curricula skill development essential to personal, social, and employment success for adult learners. Instructors are responsible for consciously integrating Generic Skills throughout all courses, making them visible in units of study and individual lessons.

The Learning Process includes knowledge, skills, values, and critical analysis as these apply to Social Sciences and as they act together in the learning process.


The Core Components of social sciences describe the “themes” or areas to explore with learners in relation to the topics in each of the units. The six components will be integrated in course development:

  • History

  • Power and Authority The Meseum of Broadcast Communications - ANITA HILL-CLARENCE THOMAS HEARINGS
  Ruby Bridges Foundation   Academy of Achievement - Rosa Parks   The King Center - The Beloved Community - Martin Luther King   Electronic New Jersey   Infoplease - Jesse Owens   Jackie Robinson

  • Current Events

  • Aboriginal Content and Perspectives

  • Multicultural Perspectives

  • Sense of Place

Finally, this chapter provides a summary of the Learning Outcomes as well as a summary of the three units.

The Relationship Between Concepts