ERIC Number: ED065383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Man: A Prospectus. Social Studies for Utah School.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
This Prospectus identifies basic societal values, behaviors, and understandings and develops two major purposes: 1) to bring the social studies programs into focus and guarantee their relevancy for each student and, 2) to provide a usable pattern for an organization by which each teacher can assist students in building better citizenship. Goals for education are listed; policy on controversial issues is stated; and a social studies definition precedes the outline of scope and sequence of instruction outline. Social goals and related focal points are broadly outlined, and then, in a detailed 'preparation for instruction' section, the abstract social goals are changed by a three-step process into a form in which one aspect of each goal is ready for teacher presentation in the classroom. To assist in developing social studies skills, instructional flowcharts and model units are outlined. No one teaching method or strategy is stressed, the processes of providing experiences for children and youth rest with the individual teacher. Social goals developed by the National Council for the Social Studies are utilized in developing the curriculum proposals. (JMB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: National Council for the Social Studies