EDUC 3420 Teaching Social Sciences in K-8
A course focusing on the methodology and content of elementary social sciences. It includes a survey of social science content, strategies for teaching the five disciplines of the social sciences, interdisciplinary approaches, human relationships, mental health, and community health. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 2090 Theory of Reading and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
This course serves as a theoretical foundation for the Reading and Language Arts Methods course. The students will define reading and discuss the purposeful nature of reading. The class presents a survey of the various theories of reading acquisition and familiarizes students with specific theories. It will encourage students to begin forming their own philosophy about the reading process. The State Standards for Reading and Writing will be presented and explored for their connections to theory and practice. The interconnectedness of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be explored. This course will begin to build the bridge between theory and classroom application.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 1010 Introduction to Education in the United States.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)