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Social Studies Methods

Course Number: 
EDU-323
Minimum Credits: 
2
A methods course focusing on methodologies in teaching social studies that are developmentally appropriate, integrated and interdisciplinary for elementary (including early childhood K-3) and middle grade settings. Students apply current research in the area of social studies education, design lessons and curricular sequences, integrate technology, plan evaluation procedures, and examine relationships between current issues and historical events. Special emphasis is placed on Nebraska history and geography. This course is based upon the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and the Nebraska State Social Studies Standards. Prerequisite: Education 211 or permission, Elementary Education major or middle grades endorsement.