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.
Integrate technology to support student-centered learning in social studies.
Determine strategies to promote creative and analytical thinking in social studies.
Create social studies instruction that supports learning through multiple perspectives.
Create a classroom environment that motivates students to learn social studies.
Social Studies: Purpose and Place
Determine the role civic values should play in social studies curricula.
Evaluate textbooks and technological resources for use in the social studies classroom.
Identify the major themes of the National Social Studies Standards.
Evaluate the pros and cons of standards-based education.
Explain why all students should learn social studies.
Social Studies: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing
Design formal and informal social studies assessments.
Develop instruction that connects social studies to other core disciplines.
Integrate social studies into literacy-based curricula.
Adapt social studies instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Create social studies instruction that aligns to state and national standards.
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