Course examines the nature and role of social studies in elementary schools, both in terms of the formal curriculum and of the impact of the school as a social system on children's social learning. Examines multiple approaches to what should be experienced and learned in social studies as well as the nature of social inquiry. Various instructional methods emphasizing direct experiences as well as reading are emphasized. Local, state, and national trends in curriculum and evaluation are addressed. Students engage in social inquiry, as well as develop, implement, and evaluate an action research project focusing in depth on a particular practice of social education. See Course in Course Explorer

Credit Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program.

Upcoming Sections

Section Schedule Type CRN Dates Instructor Days Times Location Credit
C1Lecture-Discussion 633281/17/2017 - 5/3/2017TBDF09:00 AM - 11:50 AM162 Education Building3
C2Lecture-Discussion 633291/17/2017 - 5/3/2017TBDM09:00 AM - 11:50 AM33 Education Building3
C3Lecture-Discussion 633301/17/2017 - 5/3/2017TBDM01:00 PM - 03:50 PM162 Education Building3
C4Lecture-Discussion 633311/17/2017 - 5/3/2017Parsons, MW09:00 AM - 11:50 AM242 Education Building3

Past Sections

Section Schedule Type Dates Instructor Days Times Location
C1Lecture-Discussion8/24/2015 - 12/9/2015Johnson Mardones, DM09:00 AM - 11:50 AM33 Education Building
C2Lecture-Discussion8/24/2015 - 12/9/2015Lewis, AM09:00 AM - 11:50 AM37 Education Building
C3Lecture-Discussion8/24/2015 - 12/9/2015Murray-Everett, NR12:00 PM - 02:50 PM33 Education Building
C4Lecture-Discussion8/24/2015 - 12/9/2015Parsons, MR12:00 PM - 02:50 PM37 Education Building
C1Lecture-Discussion1/19/2016 - 5/4/2016Johnson Mardones, DW09:00 AM - 11:50 AM162 Education Building
C2Lecture-Discussion1/19/2016 - 5/4/2016Lewis, AW09:00 AM - 11:50 AM33 Education Building
C3Lecture-Discussion1/19/2016 - 5/4/2016Murray-Everett, NM09:00 AM - 11:50 AM166 Education Building
C4Lecture-Discussion1/19/2016 - 5/4/2016Parsons, MM09:00 AM - 11:50 AM242 Education Building