mte547ca | Graduate
Curriculum Const & Assmt: Secondary History/social Science
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Reading and Writing Strategies
- Examine how secondary source literature can shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
- Evaluate current social studies and history texts.
- Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into social studies lessons.
- Examine strategies for building student comprehension and vocabulary skills in social studies.
- Implement reading and writing strategies into a social studies lesson.
- Examine how primary source literature can shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach social studies to adolescents.
- Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction occurs in the social studies classroom.
- Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the social studies classroom.
- Create a lesson that integrates multiple NCSS content standards as appropriate for social studies education.
- Develop an instructional unit for social studies.
- Review approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching social studies.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration
- Explore the range of social, health, educational, and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school or off-campus.
- Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
- Explain the importance of parent-teacher communication and collaboration.
- Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement.
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the social studies classroom.
Classroom Assessments and Rubrics
- Identify examples of project-based social studies assessments and rubrics.
- Identify various strategies for assessing social studies learning objectives for all learners.
- Analyze formative and summative social studies assessments and rubrics.
- Review the role of social studies professional organizations.
- Analyze the importance of staying current in social studies education.
- Identify professional development opportunities in social studies available in your state.
Analyze professional resources available to social studies teachers.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Compile a list of fiction and nonfiction literature to enhance the teaching of social studies.
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
- Incorporate the use of technology in social studies instruction.
- Identify major online websites for the teaching of social studies.
- Identify media sources for teaching social studies.
History and Trends in History and Social Studies Education
- Identify current trends and issues in the teaching of social studies.
- Examine trends in the history of social studies instruction in public schools.
Standards and Curricula
- Analyze the implications of the NCSS themes for instruction.
- Review state and national social studies standards and assessments.
Review of History and Social Studies Education Content Knowledge
- Review the NCSS thematic standards.
- Examine your state's teacher licensure examinations for history and social science education.
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