mte531 | Graduate
Curriculum Const & Assmt: History/social Science
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- Create varied assessments that align to the lessons objectives and include performance-oriented tasks.
- Evaluate applicable Internet recources for use in history and social science instruction.
- Create lessons that incorporate strategies for active learning.
- Create lessons that require students to utilize critical thinking and study skills.
- Explain the importance of including primary sources in history and social science lessons.
Defining the Social Studies Discipline
- Examine the characteristics of effective social studies instruction.
- Compare the social studies discipline areas of history, geography, civics and government, economics, and psychology.
- Examine the themes and skills of the national and state social studies standards.
- Analyze the nature of citizenship education and its potential impact on students.
The History and Social Science K-8 Curriculum
- Examine developmental expectations in the instruction of social studies content for elementary and middle grade students.
- Analyze students’ perspectives on history and social science and the implications for instruction.
- Recommend curriculum that expands children’s knowledge of the world community.
- Describe strategies for curriculum mapping.
- Describe ways to integrate history and social science instruction with other content areas.
Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
- Examine how personal experiences shape teaching/learning perceptions in the history and social science classroom.
- Examine current trends and issues regarding differentiating social studies instruction and assessment.
- Analyze instructional strategies used to modify learning activities for diverse learners.
Integrating History and Social Science and Other Content
- Design an integrated instructional unit.
- Evaluate integrated and/or interdisciplinary lessons.
- Describe how the integration of social studies with other content areas promotes student learning.
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