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Course Code: EDUC672 Course ID: 4178 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores the keys to successful integration of language arts into the elementary social studies curriculum. Social studies is integrative by nature (National Council for the Social Studies, 2017). Powerful and purposeful social studies incorporates language arts skills to help young learners use context clues to suggest meaning, decipher maps and charts, and interpret primary and secondary source documents. A high quality integrative social studies and language arts curriculum brings forth carefully chosen Big Ideas and Essential Understandings with authentic action to promote social understanding and civic efficacy. This course will delineate the integrative nature of elementary social studies and explore the ways in which literature and language arts skills (e.g., listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing) add depth and breadth. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

In this course, candidates will:

1. Analyze the nature and purpose of contemporary elementary social studies with emphasis on grades K-5 social studies in an age of accountability.

2. Compare the history of social studies instruction to current reform guidelines.

3. Analyze the continuum of social studies curriculum integration.

4. Examine how to effectively integrate children’s literature into social studies instruction.

5. Examine how to effectively integrate high quality literature into social studies instruction.

6. Create authentic learning experiences in social studies.

7. Apply principles of social studies integration to curriculum design.

In this course, candidates will:

1. Analyze the nature and purpose of contemporary elementary social studies with emphasis on grades K-5 social studies in an age of accountability.

2. Compare the history of social studies instruction to current reform guidelines.

3. Analyze the continuum of social studies curriculum integration.

4. Examine how to effectively integrate children’s literature into social studies instruction.

5. Examine how to effectively integrate high quality literature into social studies instruction.

6. Create authentic learning experiences in social studies.

7. Apply principles of social studies integration to curriculum design.

Book Title:Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, 2nd Ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781412968560
Publication Info:Sage Lib
Author:Johnson, Andrew
Unit Cost:$94.50
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.