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Elementary Methods - Social Studies

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This course defines and provides a context for teaching and assessing students in the areas of social science based on scope, sequence, and national and state standards. Instructional approaches for the content area within the framework of an integrated curriculum are explored, including the use of critical thinking skills and study skills. Students develop a variety of data collection tools designed to assess student learning.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Instructional Planning to Create Social Scientists

    • Apply inquiry-based learning methods to social studies instruction.
    • Identify technology resources for social studies instruction and assessment.
    • Construct assessment tools to measure student learning.
    • Examine developmental expectations in the instruction of social studies content.
    • Develop active-learning opportunities.

    Additional Resources to Support Social Studies Instruction

    • Integrate technology into instructional plans.
    • Identify ways to use parents and the community as resources in social studies instruction.
    • Explore opportunities school-wide and community involvement and resources.

    Areas of Social Sciences

    • Describe the major disciplines of social sciences.
    • Examine current trends and issues regarding social studies instruction and materials.
    • Examine personal perceptions and professional ethics in social studies instruction.

    Social Studies Standards

    • Compare local, state, and national standards.
    • Define the thematic strands of the social studies standards.
    • Use scope and sequence of elementary social studies curricula.

    Best Practices in Social Studies Instruction

    • Analyze instructional strategies used to adapt and modify learning activities.
    • Analyze strategies to adjust and modify the learning environment.
    • Identify technology and print resources for integrating social studies with other subjects.
    • Research best practices in social studies instruction.

    The Classroom as a Social Studies Model

    • Propose a classroom management plan that reflects constructivist theory.
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