sec536 | Graduate
Social Studies Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Standards, Trends, and Approaches to Social Studies Education
- Examine state and national standards for secondary history and social studies.
- Describe current trends and issues in secondary social studies education.
- Investigate the importance of teaching and learning civics and civic duty.
- Examine secondary-level core content in world history, United States history and government, and economics.
Social Studies Curriculum and Resources
- Investigate resources for secondary social studies curriculum.
- Examine how primary-source literature can shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies classroom.
- Evaluate methods and resources for integrating technology into secondary social studies curriculum.
- Determine strategies for creating engaging lesson and unit plans for achieving curricular goals.
- Evaluate strategies for assessing student understanding of social studies content.
- Analyze strategies for utilizing formative and summative assessments and rubrics.
- Describe the use of data from formative and summative assessments in planning.
- Examine strategies for engaging learners in assessing their progress.
- Investigate methods for incorporating culturally responsive instruction in history and social studies.
- Evaluate strategies for teaching skills and concepts in history and social studies.
- Analyze ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students.
- Investigate strategies for using inquiry to develop reasoning skills in a social studies context.
Interdisciplinary Social Studies Curriculum
- Examine core standards for literacy instruction in secondary social studies.
- Evaluate current texts, trade books, and media for teaching secondary social studies.
- Determine effective methods of teaching writing in secondary social studies.
- Determine methods of integrating other content areas with secondary social studies instruction.
- Determine strategies for using self-reflection to stay current and improve instructional practice.
- Determine strategies for collaborating with all stakeholders to improve student learning.
- Investigate professional organizations and resources for social studies educators.
- Identify professional development opportunities available to social studies teachers.
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