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EDUC 438. Disciplinary Foundations for Teaching Social Studies

Credits: 3

Examines national, state, and local curriculum standards for elementary social studies; the relationship between social science disciplines and the elementary curriculum; multicultural perspectives on teaching and learning, and the effects of curricular, instructional, and assessment patterns on children’s understanding of social studies concepts and methods. Students also will learn to review and critique studies on social studies teachers’ practices and children’s learning.

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