ERIC Number: ED195475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Course of Study for Social Studies in Utah. Elementary/Secondary.
Talbot, Walter D.
This document contains the social studies curriculum for elementary and secondary schools in Utah. The curriculum was designed with the Utah State Board of Education's maturity goals as a focus. These goals relate to maturity in eight areas--intellectual, ethical/moral, spiritual, emotional, social and physical, environmental, aesthetic, and productive (exemplified by continued involvement in creating, generating, and using ideas, goods, and services in ways which are individually and socially satisfying). Specific social studies skills which are stressed throughout the curriculum include socialization, decision making, values clarification, responsible citizenship, and acquisition and use of information and skills derived from the social science disciplines. Activities are organized by grade level around the following topics--Home, School, and Neighborhood (grades K-2), Comparative Communities and Environment (grade 3), Living in Groups (grade 4), Environment and Cultures (grades 5 and 6), Utah Studies (grade 7), United States History (grade 8), World Geography (grade 9), and United States Studies (grades 10-12). Within each grade level, activities are suggested within the social science disciplines (psychology, political science, economics, history, sociology, and anthropology) and within skill areas (geographic, thinking, and study). Relevant objectives are identified for each activity. Students are involved in a variety of activities, including discussing issues in class and keeping lists (elementary grades), keeping journals and writing research reports (junior high school), and describing and analyzing social science issues and illustrating images of major land forms (high school). An appendix containing flow charts of objectives and a statement of standards for staff concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.