*EDUC 436: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (3) (F;S)
This course is designed for prospective teachers who will teach social studies (grades K6). It focuses on the practical and theoretical issues encountered in the teaching of Social Studies. It includes a close scrutiny of the nature of the Social Studies Curriculum as well as the applications of educational theory to practical teaching (grades K6). Use of computers and appropriate software will be included. There will be a balance of readings, class discussions, lectures, demonstration lessons, and projects. The place of Social Studies in the elementary curriculum is examined. Objectives, instructional procedures, materials, and evaluation criteria are emphasized.
*This course is a part of the Professional Studies sequence for all Teacher Education candidates in Elementary Education and is usually taken during the senior year. Directed field experience required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.