EDU 315 Tchg Elementary Sch Social Studies
This course will focus on current best-practice, research-based approaches to the teaching and learning of social sciences. The course will familiarize preservice educators with the required social studies content as outlined in the Iowa State Standards. An integrated teaching approach will be used to help preservice educators develop learning outcomes and objectives, apply the Characteristics of Effective Instruction of the Iowa Core, enhance content knowledge, utilize methodologies, organize curriculum, and assess learning in a variety of ways. Activities will include the broad areas of social sciences (history, geography, political science, civic literacy, and economics) with various reading materials. Integration of technology, classroom management, and the creative arts, as they apply to teaching and to student learning in the social sciences are addressed.