Social Studies Specialist
Dessie Olson, NBCT, M.Ed.
Welcome to the Salt Lake City School District Social Studies page. Here you'll find all sorts of resources and information to help students become engaged in learning and understanding social studies.
The Social Studies Department strives to help students and other stakeholders appreciate and recognize the significance social studies education has to their lives, their local and broader community, and to their future. We seek to develop a collaborative atmosphere in which we work together within and between subject matters to promote, strengthen, and deepen student learning, critical thinking, and civic competence.
What Can History Teach Us Today?
What is Geo-Literacy? It's far more than being able to find a place on a map. Check this web site out by National Geographic to find out more.
What is Historical Literacy? In this brief but important paper, Dr. Jeff Nokes of BYU provides a comprehensive definition.
National History Bee information. Registration period is from June 1-December 23, 2012.
Geography Bee - Be sure to check out the Teacher and Parent tab for registration information. Registration period ends December 14.
Utah History Fair - Registration opens December 1-February 1.