Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (3)
This course focuses on instructional strategies and assessment, resources, national curriculum standards and the Illinois State Learning Standards for social studies. The emphasis of the course is on understanding and using the interrelationships between history, geography, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and archeology for candidates to develop an appreciation and responsibility toward citizenship, multiculturalism and a democratic society. Field trips to schools of diverse populations will be included. Prerequisite: Consent of M.A. Elementary Education Director.