tch505 | Graduate
Teaching Methods: Elementary Social Studies
This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Social Studies: Purpose and Place
- Identify the major themes of the National Social Studies Standards.
- Determine the role that civic values should play in social studies curricula.
- Explain why all students should learn social studies.
- Evaluate the benefits and challenges of standards-based education.
Social Studies: Designing and Implementing Instruction
- Create social studies instruction that aligns to state and national standards.
- Adapt social studies instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Develop instruction that connects social studies to other core disciplines.
Social Studies: Integrating Literacy, Thinking Skills, and Technology
- Integrate literacy materials, skills, and strategies into social studies instruction.
- Evaluate textbooks and technological resources for use in the social studies classroom.
- Determine ways of using quality trade book literature in lessons and throughout units.
- Utilize writing activities to enhance and reinforce comprehension of content.
- Create a classroom environment that motivates students to learn social studies.
- Create social studies instruction that supports learning through multiple perspectives.
- Determine strategies to promote creative and analytical thinking in social studies.
- Integrate technology to support student-centered learning in social studies.
Social Studies: Designing and Implementing Assessments
- Demonstrate understanding of assessment terminology.
- Differentiate the varied types of assessments.
- Differentiate between formative and summative assessments.
- Utilize additional ways of monitoring and measuring students’ progress in social studies.
- Design formal and informal social studies assessments.
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