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ED 412. Instructional Social Studies

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Methodology, assessment, the needs of diverse learners, approaches to inquiry, and issues of curriculum, purpose and democratic classrooms in elementary social studies programs.
Prerequisites: ED 305, 2.75 GPA
Corequisites: ED 404, ED 406, ED 407, ED 408, ED 420
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Generate conceptions of what it means to teach social studies, including critical debates within the field and develop rationale for positions taken on stated issues.
2. Synthesize data that demonstrates how assessment informs instruction and implement a variety of assessment strategies.
3. Summarize data from global news and information resources and interpret personal and social biases.
4. Distinguish planning strategies that demonstrate the ability to acquire and implement multi-cultural, gender fair inclusive learning tasks and assessments that speak to social and geo-political issues.
5. Support students as they collect and classify historical knowledge for the purpose of developing a context for learning world history and cultural geography.

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