This methods course is designed for elementary educators who teach social studies in the K'8 classroom. Participants learn to facilitate student-centered, differentiated learning. Participants explore hands-on strategies for cross-curricular work and the integration of 21st-century technology to engage learners.
Social Studies: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing
Create social studies instruction that aligns to state and national standards.
Adapt social studies instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Integrate social studies into literacy-based curricula.
Develop instruction that connects social studies to other core disciplines.
Design formal and informal social studies assessments.
Social Studies: Purpose and Place
Explain why all students should learn social studies.
Evaluate the pros and cons of standards-based education.
Identify the major themes of the National Social Studies Standards.
Evaluate textbooks and technological resources for use in the social studies classroom.
Determine the role civic values should play in social studies curricula.
Social Studies: Thinking Skills and Technology
Create a classroom environment that motivates students to learn social studies.
Create social studies instruction that supports learning through multiple perspectives.
Determine strategies to promote creative and analytical thinking in social studies.
Integrate technology to support student-centered learning in social studies.
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