SYLLABUS SST 623 - Nova Southeastern University Fischler...

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Nova Southeastern University Fischler School of Education and Human Services Syllabus I. COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: SST 0623 American History in the Secondary Curriculum ( 3 credits) II. INSTRUCTOR Instructors, please provide the following contact information to students on the first day of class. Name: Email: @nsu.nova.edu Telephone: Fax: Office Hours: Students should contact their instructor for any questions regarding this course . PROFESSOR (Responsible for Syllabus): Name: Mary Lynn Collins, PhD Email address: mcollins@nsu.nova.edu Telephone: 954-262-8635 / 1-800-986-3223, ext. 8635 Fax: 954-262- 3826 Office: 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Dr. Collins’ Website www.nova.edu/~mcollins NOTE: To insure program consistency, all sections of each course in the Graduate Teacher Education Program, regardless of delivery format, follow the same course requirements and content as listed in this syllabus that is provided by the Program Professor/Lead Faculty. The Instructor may add, but not delete, topics and activities based on best practices. III A. Course Description: American History (Pre-colonial times through the Reconstruction Period) will be reviewed, discussed and researched in this course. This period in American history will be studied through the lenses of the 10 NCSS standards: culture; time; continuity & change; people; places & governance; production; distribution & consumption; science, technology & society; and civic ideals & practice. Emphasis will also be placed on integrating the latest curricula practices and teaching strategies using State Standards. B. Course Rationale: In this course teachers will demonstrate an understanding of American History from Pre-Colonial Time through Reconstruction including the perceptions of Native Americans, African Americans, women, Hispanics, Asians and other groups. This understanding will be based on using primary sources as the main source and completing an in-depth research paper. The teachers will also develop curriculum and teaching strategies for secondary students including those with diverse needs through the required assignments such as identifying web sites for diverse learners and developing an extensive thematic unit plan. IV COURSE OBJECTIVES: National Standards National Council for the Social Studies http://www.socialstudies.org
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1. Thematic Standards: 1.1 Culture - Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity. 1.2 Time, Continuity, and Change - Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the ways human beings view themselves in and over time. 1.3 People, Places, and Environments - Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places, and environments. 1.4 Individual Development and Identity - Social studies programs should include experiences that
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