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TCH/505

Teaching Methods: Elementary Social Studies

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

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Total credits

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Course length

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09 Nov 2021

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Teaching Methods: Elementary Social Studies

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This teaching methods course is designed for K-8 elementary educators who teach social studies. Participants learn to facilitate student-centered, differentiated learning. Participants explore hands-on strategies for designing and implementing cross-curricular work, integrating literacy, creating assessments, and incorporating 21st century technology to engage learners. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Social Studies: Purpose and Place

  • Explain why all students should learn social studies.
  • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of standards-based education.
  • Identify the major themes of the National Social Studies Standards.
  • Determine the role that civic values should play in social studies curricula.

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.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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