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HIST 385. Concepts and Theories in History for Social Studies Teachers

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: Practical application of discipline for middle and high school. Learn philosophy of history and branching off of the other social sciences. Translate content, theory, method, into grade-appropriate classroom materials.
Prerequisites: HIST 140 or HIST 141
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: For Secondary Social Studies Teaching Majors only.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, read, and analyze; in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses; primary, secondary, visual, video, historiographical, and literary sources and incorporate them into a lesson for middle or high school history courses.
2. Create, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, an annotated bibliography of sources identified for lesson production.
3. Analyze and critique, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, middle and high school history textbooks.
4. Translate, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, academic work into material suitable and understandable to middle and high school students of history.
5. Read and discuss, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, pedagogy, method, and historiography in a seminar setting.
6. Professionally present, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, their lessons to their peers for evaluation and constructive feedback.
7. Write and adapt, in a manner suitable for an upper division level courses, lessons for middle and high school history classes.






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