ERIC Number: ED130977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Utah Social Studies Guide: Workshop Manual.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
This workshop manual is intended to help teachers and principals in Utah public schools use and interpret the current state social studies guide (ED 065 383). The purposes of the manual are to develop familiarity with the purposes and procedures of the Utah Social Studies Guide Implementation Project; become conversant with the guide's structure and concepts; be able to use the guide for planning curriculum, instruction, and learning; develop skill to check the quality of units; and extend working relationships among state educators. The manual shows how to use the guide to achieve learning objectives through measures such as stimulating student interests, using effective learning activities, and properly demonstrating content with materials relevant to real life. Structure and color coding of the guide are explained and a sample unit planning exercise is presented. Workshop participants use the guide to facilitate unit development and then evaluate the unit with a checklist included in the manual. Ten major concepts of the guide are identified, and instructions are given for planning each concept into specific units. The concepts are societal values, social science disciplines, expanding horizons, competencies and performances, problem solving, multimedia, varied methodologies, self-fulfillment and involvement, learning how to learn, and unit development. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Note: For related documents, see ED 065 383 and SO 009 580