Teaching Social Studies in Grades K-6

Teaching Social Studies in Grades K-6
The methods, skills, and strategies for teaching social studies in grades K-6. Modeling democratic teaching practices and establishing democratic classrooms to prepare children to assume roles as participatory citizens in a democracy.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesConcurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EL ED 445
Course Outcomes

El Ed 445 Course Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the history, purpose and current status of social studies in the classroom.
  • Students will identify and recognize democratic principles and practices in the social studies curriculum, in K-6 classrooms, and in society.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to appropriately plan for teaching social studies.
  • Teacher candidates will experience and participate in various strategies appropriate for teaching K-6 social studies.