ERIC Number: ED083049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
How to Utilize Community Resources. How to Do It Series, Number 13.
Collings, Miller R.
Designed for teachers who are unaware of desirable places to visit, of whom to contact, or of services and materials available to students, this pamphlet contains specific information on how to collect and construct a file of pertinent, available community resources. It will help the classroom teacher assemble and organize information about a large number of places which, though they vary from region to region, are available in every community. Sources of direct experiences to be found in many communities are listed under the headings of commercial, communication, cultural, governmental, historical, industrial, transportation, and recreational community resources. A guide is provided for teachers on how to construct a card file of pertinent, available community resources. Suggestions for planning a specific trip to correlate with classroom work; example illustrations of community experiences at different grade levels; and a discussion of contributions community members can make to the instructional programs are presented. Concluding the bulletin are discussions of the social studies teacher's role in introducing community resources, the limitations of community study; and some of the beneficial outcomes of using community resources. Related documents are SO 005 979 through SO 006 000. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Community Study, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.25; Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.