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Teaching Methods: Elementary Social Studies

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This teaching methods course is designed for K-8 elementary educators who teach social studies. Participants learn to facilitate student-centered, differentiated learning. Participants explore hands-on strategies for designing and implementing cross-curricular work, integrating literacy, creating assessments, and incorporating 21st century technology to engage learners.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Social Studies: Purpose and Place

    • Identify the major themes of the National Social Studies Standards.
    • Determine the role that civic values should play in social studies curricula.
    • Explain why all students should learn social studies.
    • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of standards-based education.

    Social Studies: Designing and Implementing Instruction

    • Create social studies instruction that aligns to state and national standards.
    • Adapt social studies instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Develop instruction that connects social studies to other core disciplines.

    Social Studies: Integrating Literacy, Thinking Skills, and Technology

    • Integrate literacy materials, skills, and strategies into social studies instruction.
    • Evaluate textbooks and technological resources for use in the social studies classroom.
    • Determine ways of using quality trade book literature in lessons and throughout units.
    • Utilize writing activities to enhance and reinforce comprehension of content.
    • 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.

    Social Studies: Designing and Implementing Assessments

    • Demonstrate understanding of assessment terminology.
    • Differentiate the varied types of assessments.
    • Differentiate between formative and summative assessments.
    • Utilize additional ways of monitoring and measuring students’ progress in social studies.
    • Design formal and informal social studies assessments.
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