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TED434 Methods of Teaching Social Sci

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bernardo Gallegos

Course Description

Prepares candidates in History/Social Science to be effective and reflective teachers, emphasizing current research. Comprehensive study of teaching methods in the social sciences: economics, history, political science, and geography. Candidates learn pedagogical content knowledge, methods of teaching and learning, classroom management strategies, lesson planning, and assessment of student learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize developmentally appropriate grade level content using the Health Framework and History- Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools in the following areas: history, economics, political science, and geography.
  • Explain the role of the classroom teacher as a role model and leader in relation to student learning and academic achievement; development of students' physical, emotional, and social well-being.
  • Choose supporting positive learning environments in management strategies that ensure development within the cross-cultural, linguistically diverse classroom.
  • Demonstrate social science teaching materials, use of technology, methods, and strategies appropriate for secondary school age.
  • Identify the local, state, and national community and educational resources and agencies, and Internet resources necessary for meeting the social science requirements of all learners.
  • Design lesson plans in an approved format that meet grade level social science expectations as identified in the Health Framework and History- Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools.
  • Discuss the professional standards, ethics, and reflective practices of the classroom teacher in order to effectively enable, promote, and reinforce learning among students.

Prerequisite