310 Curriculum Goals
Policy Number: 310
The curriculum offered in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District shall be under the control of the Board of Education and shall be designed to give students:
- Basic skills, including the ability to read, write, spell, perform basic arithmetical calculations, learn by reading and listening and communicate by writing and speaking.
- Analytical skills, including the ability to think rationally, solve problems, use various learning methods, gather and analyze information, make critical and independent judgments and argue persuasively.
- A basic body of knowledge that includes information and concepts in literature, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, including knowledge of the elements of agriculture and the conservation of natural resources, and social sciences, including knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of the family as a consumer, cooperative marketing and consumers' cooperatives.
- An understanding of the relationships between the consumer and the economy, consumer behavior and decision-making, budgeting and family finances, savings and investments and profit and loss and knowledge in insurance, contracts and credit alternatives.
- The skills and attitudes that will further lifelong intellectual activity and learning.
- The ability to use technology to access and evaluate information effectively, communicate clearly, solve problems, make informed decisions, and construct new knowledge, products, or systems. (from WI Model Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy)
- An understanding of the range and nature of available occupations and the required skills and abilities.
- Preparation to compete for entry-level jobs not requiring post-secondary school education.
- Preparation to enter job-specific vocational training programs.
- Positive work attitudes and habits.
- An understanding of the basic workings of all levels of government, including the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
- A commitment to the basic values of our government, including the proper reverence and respect for and the history and meaning of the American flag, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the constitution and laws of this state.
- The skills to participate in political life.
- An understanding of the function of organizations in society.
- Knowledge of the role and importance of state, national and world history.
- An appreciation and understanding of different value systems and cultures.
- The skills needed to cope with social change.
- Knowledge of the human body and the means to maintain lifelong health.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of physical education, including the development and maintenance of physical fitness.
- The ability to construct personal ethics and goals.
- Knowledge of morality and the individual's responsibility as a social being.
- At all grade levels, an understanding of human relations.
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