Methods of Teaching the Social Sciences
This course presents content, materials, scope, sequence and skills integral to teaching the various social science disciplines found in elementary school social studies. It is process oriented and focuses on gathering, organizing, reporting and interpreting social science data. Thinking skills are emphasized. The importance of American Indian tribal government, history and culture as it relates to Minnesota history is highlighted in this course. Multi-cultural, gender fair and disabilities awareness are also included. Integrating the social sciences into other content areas and thematic teaching is emphasized.