Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

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ELED 3490 - Methods of Social Studies

3 Credit(s)

Designed to analyze social understandings and responsibilities inherent in life and to plan and teach desirable experiences in social studies for elementary school children. The ability to live in a changing democratic society and in a world marked by increasing interdependence among societies requires the manifestation of the highest possible levels of civic and social competence. Students will learn how the following pedagogies complement the social studies curriculum and instruction: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Experiential Learning, Place-Based Education, Community Based Education, Inquiry Based Learning, Social Justice in Education, and Community Engaged Learning-Service Learning. They will also work with the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Themes. This course includes a service learning practicum experience, as well as supports students in their ability to implement a Community Engaged Learning-Service Learning experience based on the NCSS Curriculum Themes, and the state standards for the elementary students in the practicum classes in which they work and teach. (Elementary Block) (Fall, Spring) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Registration Restriction(s): Admission to Education Department required

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