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  • Have a sheet so that students can place questions they may have occurred to them after looking at the syllabus.
  • Week 1

    1. 1. EDUC 425 Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching: Social Studies Connections
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Your Perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Study </li></ul><ul><li>Course Expectations – Mine and Yours </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Social Studies Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>You want me to teach with what???? </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments for Sept. 10 & 11 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Course Expectations <ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Absences & Tardies </li></ul><ul><li>Late Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>D2L </li></ul>
    4. 4. Social Studies Assignments <ul><li>Current Events (part of participation grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Work Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Microteaching </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Exchange </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>We bring with us into the classroom preconceptions about how the world works. A critical feature of effective teaching is that it elicits from students their pre-existing understanding of the subject matter to be taught and provides opportunities to build on or challenge initial understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Donovan, Bransford, and Pellegrino, 2000 </li></ul>
    6. 6. What are your preconceptions? <ul><li>Think/Write – Pair – Share </li></ul><ul><li>How would you define Social Studies? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you learn social studies? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What instructional methods were used? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What content was covered? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you think that your experiences have had shaped your beliefs about teaching social studies? </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is/are Social Studies? <ul><li>Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence…The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an </li></ul><ul><li>interdependent world.” </li></ul><ul><li>(NCSS, 2009) </li></ul>
    8. 8. What are the Social Sciences? <ul><ul><li>Anthropology - the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History - to determine a concept’s origin, study primary source documents that define and address the concept, and analyze the concept’s development over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics – to analyze the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Political Science/Civics - to study examples of actual practice related to the common good, and to acknowledge the need for citizen involvement in closing the distance between the ideal and reality; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography - to study the surface of the earth, the location and distribution of its physical and cultural features, the areal patterns or places that they form, and the interrelation of these features as they affect humans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology - to examine the role of individuals, groups, and institutions and their relationship and responsibility to the common good </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. 10 Thematic Strands in SS <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Time, Continuity, and Change </li></ul><ul><li>People, Places, and Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Development and Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals, Groups, and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Power, Authority, and Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Production, Distribution, and Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, and Society </li></ul><ul><li>Global Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Ideals and Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Council for Social Studies, 2009 </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Assignments to be completed by Sept. 13 <ul><li>The Big Questions to guide your reading: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you name and define each of the Social Sciences? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What learning theory do you subscribe too? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are 3 ideas that stuck with you from reading “Hilda Taba”? And how do you think they might apply to your teaching? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What instructional methods are being used buy your cooperating teacher in Social Studies? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Readings posted on Web CT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week 2 folder: Hilda Taba’s Contributions to Social Studies Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review and explore the 2 web links posted in this folder. Print a copy of your grade level Social Studies SOL. Print and/or save a copy of your grade level Curriculum Framework. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Assignments continued <ul><li>Standards of Learning: Look at the SOL for Social Studies in your current grade level. Use plain paper and colored writing implements to create a graphics only representation of what you are responsible for helping students learn in this grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a topic selected for your Work Sample; begin creating a resource list </li></ul><ul><li>*****Begin work on Checkpoint 1 to be completed and submitted in class by Sept. 17 Directions, rubric & sample found on Web CT – Work Sample Folder. </li></ul>