Undergraduate Course Catalog 2007-2008
COURSE: 05-354 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multicultural Education, K-9 (3)
This course focuses on instructional strategies, resources, national curriculum standards and the Illinois Learning Standards for social studies. The emphasis of the course is on understanding and using the interrelationships among history, geography, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and archeology to develop in students an appreciation and responsibility toward citizenship, multiculturalism and a democratic society. Methods of differentiating instruction and assessment to meet the individual needs of students will be explored. Middle school curriculum will be a primary focus. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor; 05-240, 05-301, and 05-353. Offered: Every semester.