EDC 741 - Social Studies Methods in Elementary Grades
3 Credit(s) This course promotes best practices in various inquiry-based, developmentally-appropriate, hands-on teaching strategies in the social studies that shape effective lesson planning, implementation, and assessment for elementary grade students of varied abilities. The goal of social studies education is to facilitate active citizenship by increasing procedural and informational knowledge and critical thinking about the national and state standards for social studies content and skills. This course is geared toward increasing teacher candidates’ awareness and knowledge of what social studies education is, and how best to teach the subject area by examining the intricate history of relationships between individuals and the local, national and global communities in which they reside. New technologies and advancements in teaching will be introduced and examined. Field-based assignments are required.
Pre-requisite: EDC 406 Literacy Development II.
Co-requisite: EDC 753