Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Don Woodcock

Second Committee Member

Steve Nourse

Third Committee Member

Alberta Thyfault


This project is an exploration of the large amount of community resource possibilities in the form of field trips and guest speakers that the Seattle area social studies teacher has available. This resource will aid teachers in selecting and evaluating field trips. The scope of this project lends to the realization of the goal: to provide a product that is informative, educational, and useful. A review of the literature of effective field trips and guest speakers is included. Furthermore, the definition of quality community resources is included and a criterion was established for determining such resources for the Seattle area. Finally, a list of quality resources and an informative description of each is included as well.