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EDUC546 - Social Studies Curriculum Development


This course examines the development of behavioral objectives, materials, classroom instructional procedures, subject matter, diagnosis and remediation, and evaluation procedures consistent with the 10 national themes for social studies. In this course candidates develop necessary knowledge and skills to design, plan, and implement a secondary level social studies program. This course includes an overview of the social science disciplines and their concepts and generalizations; the methodology of historical study; strategies for teaching which include a variety of media and both teacher-centered and student-centered activities; and a discussion of the diverse settings in which social studies are taught. Current issues and topics in social studies education are also examined.





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 11/24/19 Summer 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Social Studies Curriculum : Purposes, Problems, And Possibilities - (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780791469101
Publication Info: State University of NY Press
Author: Ross, E. Wayne
Unit Cost: $33.32
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Teaching Social Studies That Matters : Curriculum for Active Learning
ISBN: 9780807745229
Publication Info: Teacher's College Press
Author: Thornton, Stephen
Unit Cost: $27.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A