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Course Code: EDUC547 Course ID: 3811 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course includes an exploration of the materials and techniques for effective teaching of the social studies, with an emphasis on the selection and organization of classroom methods and materials to accelerate the preadolescent and adolescent child’s understanding of their social and global environment. Topics covered include developing and using criteria to select appropriate social studies content, skills, and attitudinal objectives; teaching strategies; the inclusion of 21st Century tools in the classroom setting; and the evaluation procedures that facilitate the social learning of young children and adolescents. It also addresses the cultural, economic, political, and social development of students living in a multicultural and global environment. Current issues and topics in social studies education are also examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 01/22/2023 October Fall 2022 Session A 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine reasons to teach social studies and the relevance of social sciences curriculum in elementary education.
  2. Analyze the 10 National Themes for Social Studies as a framework for social studies program design.
  3. Integrate social studies with other curriculum areas in elementary education.
  4. Create social studies lesson plans and related documents in four social studies disciplines (to include evaluation strategies and assessment procedures).
  5. Teach social studies lessons from an integrated and learner-centered approach.
  6. Evaluate the state-mandated social studies competencies for primary grades.
  7. Create methods of social studies evaluation and assessment.
  8. Create social studies lessons that incorporate world connections.
  9. Create various avenues of learning in the social studies (i.e. through self-directed inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection in the real world and creative contexts).

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine reasons to teach social studies and the relevance of social sciences curriculum in elementary education.
  2. Analyze the 10 National Themes for Social Studies as a framework for social studies program design.
  3. Integrate social studies with other curriculum areas in elementary education.
  4. Create social studies lesson plans and related documents in four social studies disciplines (to include evaluation strategies and assessment procedures).
  5. Teach social studies lessons from an integrated and learner-centered approach.
  6. Evaluate the state-mandated social studies competencies for primary grades.
  7. Create methods of social studies evaluation and assessment.
  8. Create social studies lessons that incorporate world connections.
  9. Create various avenues of learning in the social studies (i.e. through self-directed inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection in the real world and creative contexts).
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:National Council for the Social Studies. Join as a Student or Beginner Teacher. Use this link, scroll down, and join as a Student or Beginner Teacher- https://www.socialstudies.org/membership
ISBN:AMN
Publication Info:NCSS
Unit Cost:$46.00
Electronic Unit Cost:$46.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.