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SSĀ 564 Curriculum and Inquiry: Social Studies

Content: Organizing and applying appropriate curriculum to engage middle level and high school students in meaningful learning experiences responsive to individual differences, interests, developmental readiness, learning styles, and cultural contexts. Attention to research and theory on social studies curriculum and pedagogy. Candidates continue to develop as teacher researchers by refining habits of personal and scholarly reflection that examine their professional practice. A continued emphasis on backward design in support of planning and assessment. A variety of social studies lessons are modeled including: leading discussions, using primary documents, role playing, visual literacy, non-linguistic organization, and document-based questions. Candidates complete the edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Admission to Secondary Program.
Credits: 3 semester hours.