elm536 | Graduate
Social Studies Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Interdisciplinary Social Studies Curriculum
- Evaluate strategies for incorporating interdisciplinary teaching in social studies.
- Create a social studies literacy-integrated unit plan that would help students develop critical thinking skills.
- Analyze the connection between literacy and social studies content learning.
- Investigate strategies for incorporating writing strategies to a social studies context.
Resources for Teaching Social Studies
- Assess ways to research and use school and community resources for social studies instruction.
- Analyze the technological resources and tools that enhance learning in social studies instruction.
- Investigate methods for evaluating the quality of media resources for use in social studies instruction.
Social Studies: Purpose and Place
- Describe the importance of social studies instruction at the elementary level.
- Analyze national and state social studies standards.
- Examine major concepts for history, geography, civics and government, and economics.
- Analyze the nature of citizenship education and its potential impact on students.
Methodologies for Social Studies Instruction
- Assess the importance of active learning in social studies.
- Evaluate the use of primary and secondary sources in social studies instruction.
- Explore ways to create engaging lesson plans and units for achieving curricular goals.
- Describe the use of data from formative and summative assessments in planning.
Teaching in the Diverse Classroom
- Examine the influence of cultural diversity on curriculum and lesson design.
- Investigate methods for incorporating culturally responsive instruction in social studies.
- Analyze methods for creating student-centered social studies instruction.
- Evaluate strategies for adapting instruction to meet the needs of culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students.
Instructional Practices and Assessment
- Investigate strategies for teaching social studies skills and concepts.
- Investigate strategies for using inquiry to develop reasoning skills in a social studies context.
- Analyze the use of current events and simulations in social studies education.
- Evaluate methods for assessing student understanding in a social studies context.
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