EDUC 412 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisites for Elementary EDUC: EDUC 380, 413, and 421. Corequisites for Early Childhood: EDUC 326, 413 and 420.
This course prepares teachers to select, develop, and instruct curricula in six areas of early childhood/elementary social studies, including geography, history, economics, political science, anthropology, and political science, according to a global perspective. These six curricular areas will be studied and applied so that candidates will be able to use developmentally appropriate practice, technology, multiple resources, integrated instruction, and hands-on experiences as they prepare for the classroom. Course readings and discussions will also present opportunities to discuss the role of parents and community in social studies education, and critical, value-laden issues, such as the role of gender, and the selection of course materials for social studies. The South Carolina ADEPT model for teacher evaluation, state standards, and national standards for the social studies will be used in the course for the purposes of discussion, analysis, and design of lesson plans for the clinical experience. A clinical experience is required. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
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