EDUC 315

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Social Sciences

Course emphasizes creating opportunities for learning social studies content, skills, and processes from diverse perspectives and in meaningful ways across grades K-12. Focus on integration of social studies and language art skills and strategies to design, implement, and assess research-based curriculum. Attention to creating a learning environment, long-term planning, best practices, and educational materials. Taken concurrently with Educ 335.

Required field experience.

Prerequisites: 225 and 255 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

Offered annually.

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"As teachers, 'Our job is not shaping students to [a particular] viewpoint, but assisting them to read [and understand] so they may shape themselves. The task in teaching literature [and history] is to help students think, not tell them what to think.'"

Probst, 1984, p.16