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Social Studies Education (SS ED)

SS ED 412W Teaching Secondary Social Studies II (3) Writing-intensive course focusing on study of the social studies teacher's role in planning instruction; strategies for teaching.

SS ED 412W Teaching Secondary Social Studies II (3)

Advanced study and practice of teaching social studies in the secondary grades (7-12) with emphasis on content and methods for the major subject areas (citizenship and government, economics, geography, and history). The principal goal is to provide prospective teachers with intellectual preparation and relevant practice in selecting and applying rigorous content knowledge to higher-order thinking in the classroom and practical experience designing, planning, and implementing social studies instruction. Topics include the social studies teacher's role in planning and practicing instruction, strategies for implementing and assessing teaching in the social studies, and others as determined by the section instructor. As a writing course (W), SS ED 412W engages students in professional in-depth writing experiences that involve planning, process, development, teaching and learning social studies content, and other relevant writing that teachers are expected to perform.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: SS ED 411
Concurrent: C I 412W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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