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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 525 - Social Context in American Schooling: Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

This course presents a context for teaching social studies in American schools. Grounded in a systematic self study of social systems, economics, geography, history, social studies, and human development, the course explores social science concepts for the analysis of educational, cultural, and social institutions, organizations and processes, and the development of citizenship education. This foundation provides a basis for the understanding and development of methods and materials and the assessment and improvement of learning. Students will learn to develop units and lessons based upon the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and such other resources as the National Council of Social Studies Standards.

Credits: 3