Social Studies Standards Condensed; Study of the Renaissance Would Be Cut for Sixth and Seventh Grades
Larrabee, Brandon, The Florida Times Union
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE
ATLANTA - It looks like Georgia students will have to wait until later in their school careers to admire the works of Michelangelo.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to approve a set of social studies standards today for sixth and seventh grades that would remove references to the Renaissance and pare down the number of countries students would have to be able to identify on a map.
The changes are in response to the state's dismal scores on a social studies test administered to students last year. The results, which showed only 20 to 30 percent of students passing, sparked outrage among parents and teachers.
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Publication information: Article title: Social Studies Standards Condensed; Study of the Renaissance Would Be Cut for Sixth and Seventh Grades. Contributors: Larrabee, Brandon - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 14, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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