National, state, and program standards for the social studies, current research in social studies education, social studies content, and knowledge of the learner are used to build lessons and units in social studies. Constructing knowledge, understanding major social studies concepts, developing skills, and connecting social studies to the broader elementary curriculum is emphasized. Major topics include selecting materials and resources, instructional strategies, applying technology, integration with other subjects, and assessing learning. Coursework is integrated with the K-6 field internship and includes a service-learning component.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017