Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3)

Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3)
This course will prepare teaching candidates (1) with methods, skills and strategies for teaching social studies to children in grades Pre K-3, (2) to model democratic teaching practices, and (3) to establish democratic classrooms as they prepare children to assume roles as participatory citizens in a democracy.
 Hours2.0 - 3.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesConcurrent enrollment in ECE 441 and 442.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ECE 445
Course Outcomes

ECE 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-3 classrooms, and in society.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to appropriately plan for teaching social studies.
  • Students will experience and participate in various strategies appropriate for teaching K-3 social studies.