ERIC Number: ED426040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Social Studies: A Balanced Approach. Utah Secondary Social Studies Core, 1996.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This secondary core curriculum is written to communicate what students are expected to know and be able to do in social studies in the state of Utah. Students are expected to become active, responsible, concerned, and knowledgeable citizens. To achieve this purpose, the social studies program requires the acquisition of a social studies knowledge base, the process skills necessary to analyze and apply that knowledge base, and the attitudes and attributes necessary to analyze and apply that knowledge base. The guide describes the responsibility of the students, the teachers, the administrators, and the parents to help students achieve those ends. The guide is divided by subject area and by courses which are required for graduation and those which are an elective. Each course is then described by a series of numbers, titles, and prerequisites. A course description is provided which outlines in general terms the scope and sequence of the course, as well as areas of focus within the subject matter. Each course is divided into seven standards, which are identical for all courses, grades seven through twelve. The standards outline the broad themes and focuses to be addressed in the course. Following each of the standards are a series of objectives taken from the points of the standard. Examples are a new tie to the state core. Examples are designed only as suggested ways in which the objective could be met and are not intended that each example will be required as a lesson concept. The standards to be developed include: (1) process skills; (2) geography; (3) history; (4) political science; (5) culture (anthropology, sociology, psychology); (6) economics; and (7) life skills. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Geography, History, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards
Utah State Board of Education, Curriculum Section, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Utah