Sep 21, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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EDEC 3500 - Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies


This course focuses on developing curriculum and instructional practices that support social studies learning. Course emphasis is placed on identifying and practicing approaches and instructional strategies that prepare young children to be aware, engaged, and involved citizens within a democratic society. Through use of literature, discussion, inquiry and democratic processes, this course presents the prospective early childhood teacher with approaches to content and relevant instructional approaches for supporting and extending social studies learning in early childhood classrooms.

Requisites: Admission to Advanced Standing and 2.75 GPA and (EDEC 3002 or 3003 concurrent)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to list the core concepts of the early childhood social studies curriculum.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of social studies in the early childhood classroom.
  • Students will be able to identify and implement social studies concepts through an integrated curriculum model.
  • Students will be able to plan lessons that engage students in democratic discourse in early childhood social studies classrooms.
  • Students will be able to apply social justice practices to social studies issues and topics in early childhood classrooms.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the importance of play and hands-on activities as part of social studies education.



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