tch515 | Graduate
Teaching Methods: Secondary History/social Studies
This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Standards, Curriculum, Assessments, Rubrics, and Instructional Approaches
- Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into social studies lessons.
- Review state and national social studies standards and assessments.
- Analyze the implications of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) themes for instruction.
- Identify various strategies for assessing social studies learning objectives for all learners.
- Analyze formative and summative social studies assessments and rubrics.
- Identify examples of project-based social studies assessments and rubrics.
- Review approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching social studies.
- 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.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
- Incorporate the use of technology in social studies instruction.
- Identify online websites and media sources for the teaching of social studies.
- Compile a list of fiction and nonfiction literature to enhance the teaching of social studies.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration; Professional Development
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the social studies classroom.
- 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.
- Review the roles of social studies professional organizations.
- Analyze professional resources available to social studies teachers.
- Identify professional development opportunities in social studies available in your state.
- Analyze the importance of staying current in social studies education.
History and Social Studies Education Content Knowledge, History, and Trends
- Review the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) thematic standards.
- Examine trends in the history of social studies instruction in public schools.
- Identify current trends and issues in the teaching of social studies.
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