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EDC 273 - Elementary Methods: Science/Social Studies

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching Science and Social Studies in the elementary grades. Includes standards-based instruction, inquiry learning, problem-based learning, strategies to increase student engagement, 21st century learning, and digital technologies for Science and Social Studies instruction.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Examine content standards for science and social studies. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 4)​

2. Describe strategies to promote self-regulated learning. (InTASC 3)

3. Evaluate digital tools and resources. (InTASC 5, 8; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)6)

4. Design lesson plans for science and social studies. (InTASC 4)

5. Discuss strategies to promote higher-order thinking. (InTASC 8)

6. Develop a unit plan for social studies or science. (InTASC 4, 7, 8)

  1. Content Standards
    1. Arizona K12 Social Studies Standards
    2. Arizona K12 Science Standards
  2. Science Domains
    1. Earth/space sciences
    2. Life sciences
    3. Physical sciences
  3. Social Studies Domains
    1. History
    2. Geography
    3. Civics
    4. Economics
    5. Anthropology/sociology
  4. Standards-Based Instruction
    1. Instructional objectives
    2. Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI)
    3. Short- and long-range planning
    4. Integrated learning
  5. Instructional Approaches
    1. Learner-centered
    2. Inquiry learning
    3. Discovery learning
    4. Authentic learning
    5. Global learning

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21

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