COURSE: 53-321 Special Methods: Teaching Social Science in Grades 6-12 (3)|
This course focuses on instructional methods and techniques used to differentiate the curriculum in social studies. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies and materials used to teach the social sciences as well as assessment tools used to measure student progress. ISBE and national content learning standards and current issues in social science education are incorporated. Attention is given to recognizing common student misperceptions. Candidates will perform activities and master techniques associated with good social science instruction. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; 53-312; Consent of Education Advisor. Candidates should have completed most of their required major courses prior to taking this class. This is a pre-service course.