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Version 12.1ELM-550Methods & Strategies of Teaching & Integrating Social Studies & the ArtsCourse Syllabus
pageof121Credit Hours3.0Duration42 DaysTypeCredit BasedCourse CodeELM-550 v:12.1Methods & Strategies of Teaching & Integrating Social Studies &the ArtsCourse DescriptionTeacher candidates examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding ofthe major concepts and modes of inquiry from the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences and otherrelated areas. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on promoting elementary students’ abilities to makeinformed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. Teacher candidatesintegrate the content, functions and achievements of the performing and visual arts as primary media for communication,inquiry and engagement among elementary students. Practicum/field experience hours: 12. Fingerprint clearancerequired. Prerequisite: ELM-530 or ELM-570.Pre-RequisitesELM-530 or ELM-570.Co-RequisitesNoneELM-550Course MaterialsCClassroom Assessment: Principals and Practice for Effective Standards-Based InstructionDescription:McMillan, J. H. (2011).(6Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-based Instructionthed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN-13: 978013311942850 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 ClassroomsDescription:
pageof221Obenchain, K. M., & Morris, R. V. (2011).(3ed.). Boston, MA:50 Social Studies Strategies for the K-8 ClassroomsrdPearson. ISBN-13: 9780137050154.Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) StandardsDescription:Review the InTASC standards.The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards – TeachersDescription:Review the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.National Evaluation SeriesDescription:Explore the National Evaluation Series website.Clinical Field Experience Verification FormDescription:The Clinical Field Experience Verification Form can be found in the student portal. Complete the student portion andsubmit by the end of the course by clicking “click to sign.” An email will be sent to the mentor to complete and verifythe practicum/field experiences. Once the field experiences have been verified by the mentor, an email will be sent toyour email address on file, along with the final completed document. Save a copy for your records, and submit toLoudCloud by the end of the course. Additional information about this process can be found on the Student SuccessCenter. For questions, contact GCU Technical Support or your Student Services Counselor.College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State StandardsDescription:Review the College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards website.