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Curriculum Const & Assmt: Secondary History/social Science
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History, Trends, and Content Knowledge in History and Social Studies Education
- Examine trends in the history of social studies instruction in public schools.
- Identify current trends and issues in the teaching of social studies.
- Examine state and national standards for secondary history and social studies.
- Examine your stateâs teacher licensure examinations for history and social science education.
Standards and Assessments
- 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.
- Develop rubrics to evaluate and assess student performance.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- 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.
- Develop an instructional unit for social studies.
Media and Technology
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
- Incorporate the use of technology in social studies instruction.
- Identify major online websites for the teaching of social studies.
- Identify media sources for teaching social studies.
- Research options for students who do not have access to technology in their homes and classrooms.
Reading and Writing Strategies
- Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into social studies lessons.
- Examine strategies for building student comprehension and vocabulary skills in social studies.
- Integrate reading and writing strategies into a social studies lesson.
- Examine how primary source literature can shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
- Examine how secondary source literature can shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration and Professional Development
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the social studies classroom.
- Explore the range of social, health, education, 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.
- Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement in education.
- Analyze professional resources and continued development opportunities available to social studies teachers.
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