2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC305: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School

3 Credit(s)
In this course teacher education candidates examine, integrate, apply and evaluate Social  Studies  methods, content,  resources, and materials for teaching at the elementary school level. Both practical and theoretical perspectives on the teaching and learning of Social Studies are explored. The goals and thematic strands of the National Council of Social Studies and standards embedded in Common Core History/Social Studies are studied and applied. There is emphasis on planning and teaching with a multicultural  and global perspective on citizenship education leading to active involvement  of children in the classroom, school, community, and beyond. Teacher education candidates’ experiences include using inquiry, cooperative learning, primary  sources, children’s literature, technology, the arts, and hands-on activities. Appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies are integrated throughout the course. Field experiences provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate attainment of social studies teaching skills through creating and teaching an integrated thematic unit in an elementary classroom.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Education Department and successful completion of Praxis II #5001, Multiple Subjects Test.