ERIC Number: ED380354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies. Levels 7-12. Revised. Secondary Core Curriculum Standards.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
The Utah 1991 revised social studies core curriculum guide specifies standards that must be completed by all students in grades 7-12 in order to meet Utah graduation standards. A review of the K-6 social studies curriculum also is included. The core curriculum is intended to represent ideas, concepts, and skills that provide a basic social studies foundation upon which subsequent learnings may be built. An introductory section includes: (1) a statement of philosophy; (2) a description of elementary and secondary school programs of studies and graduation requirements; (3) a listing of state laws related to the core curriculum, teacher qualifications and requirements, and instructional time; and (4) a listing of required elementary school, middle education, and high school core curricula requirements. For K-6, mastery of core concepts is required; for grades 7-8, 1.5 units of U.S. history and Utah studies are required; and for grades 9-12, three units of world cultural geography, ancient or modern world civilizations, European history, U.S. studies, or American history are required. Core options include American government and law, American government and politics, economics, psychology, sociology and world cultural geography II. For grades 7-12, each course is described separately, along with its standards and objectives. (EH)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, State Standards
Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah