eed430 | undergraduate
Elementary Methods - Social Studies
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Areas of Social Sciences
- Examine current trends and issues regarding social studies instruction and materials.
- Examine personal perceptions and professional ethics in social studies instruction.
- Describe the major disciplines of social sciences.
Social Studies Standards
- Compare local, state, and national standards.
- Define the thematic strands of the social studies standards.
- Use scope and sequence of elementary social studies curricula.
Best Practices in Social Studies Instruction
- Analyze instructional strategies used to adapt and modify learning activities.
- Analyze strategies to adjust and modify the learning environment.
- Identify technology and print resources for integrating social studies with other subjects.
- Research best practices in social studies instruction.
Instructional Planning to Create Social Scientists
- Identify technology resources for social studies instruction and assessment.
- Construct assessment tools to measure student learning.
- Examine developmental expectations in the instruction of social studies content.
- Develop active-learning opportunities.
- Apply inquiry-based learning methods to social studies instruction.
Additional Resources to Support Social Studies Instruction
- Identify ways to use parents and the community as resources in social studies instruction.
- Explore opportunities school-wide and community involvement and resources.
- Integrate technology into instructional plans.
The Classroom as a Social Studies Model
- Propose a classroom management plan that reflects constructivist theory.
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