Dada Samuel Olabode
Abstract: The objective of this paper is an examination of the utilization of community resources as a fostering ingredient towards curriculum development and sustainable social studies education in Nigeria. The inadequate sources of information, structure and content for curriculum planning and development in social studies education calls for a review. This paper defines some key concepts like curriculum, community development, resources, education, field trip and school camping. It analyzed the various community resources that could be used to promote the sustainability of social studies education. The paper made use of historical and descriptive methods in analyzing issues raised. The importance of the community and community recourses to social studies education were discussed. Some recommendations are also suggested to the facilitators of educational programme. It concludes by making it known that the community and the school cant be divorced. The community serves as a resource laboratory for social studies education.
Keywords: school camping, field trip development, laboratory, curriculum and community