Elementary Social Studies: Content, Curriculum, and Instruction


Introduction to key concepts in social studies, including political science, economics, behavioral science, world history, American history, and geography. Designed to develop effective teaching strategies and approaches to curriculum development in all areas of social studies. Addresses components of effective curriculum that are aligned to learning experiences and outcomes using academic language of the social sciences. Incorporates strategies for individual student needs based on diverse backgrounds, prior experiences, and language to deliver differentiated instruction and teaches students to set learning goals. Develop strategies to engage students in the methods of inquiry and research with interdisciplinary approaches where appropriate. Learn researched-based models of critical thinking and problem-solving, including various instructional strategies and technology to support student engagement in higher level thinking skills. Use formal and informal assessments to design instruction and improve learning activities followed by assessment analysis to determine effect of class instruction on individual and whole class learning. Understand strategies to communicate confidential student data and progress following ethical and legal protocols. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Enrollment Note: Undergraduate students must enroll in Educ. 4751, and graduate students must enroll in Educ. 6751.
Course Attributes: EN S; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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Elementary Social Studies: Content, Curriculum, and Instruction
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Gilbert
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