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Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Social Studies




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides a foundation in developmentally appropriate content and methodology for the teaching of social studies in early childhood education (birth through age 8). Teacher candidates will explore content standards, instruction and assessment strategies, technology integration, and theoretical perspectives and practices related to early childhood social studies education. In addition, candidates will develop meaningful curricular content and hands-on learning experiences, as well as investigate strategies for creating an effective learning environment and opportunities for family and community involvement. This course is not available for students residing Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming  and individuals who live outside the United States are not eligible to enroll in this course.



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  • Explore the standards, theoretical perspectives, and developmental considerations for early childhood social studies education.
  • Examine methods of instruction, assessment strategies, learning activities, and technologies to support learning in early childhood social studies.
  • Examine strategies and resources to promote family and community involvement in early childhood social studies education.


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