Jan 30, 2023  
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SSE 3313 - Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School


3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Education program or special permission from the Dean of the School of Education: ENC 1101 ENC 1102 , 3 credits of college-level mathematics, EDG 3620 EDG 3410 EDG 4004  all with a “C” or better
Through this course the teacher candidate will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching social studies
to the elementary student. The course will focus on developmentally appropriate effective instructional strategies for the elementary learner.  Multiple methods of instruction and assessment will be explored for acquiring content knowledge and themes associated with social studies, including the use of primary and secondary sources to analyze key historical time periods and events; the study of tools associated with human and physical geography;  the impact of world cultures, globalization, and wars on the United States; and the structure and function of American government. The course will also explore the integration of content area literacy, technology, and cooperative learning experiences. The course will be inclusive of state standards, subject matter competencies, appropriate pedagogy and assessment procedures. 15 hours of field experience is required with this course.



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