ELED 126A - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Teaching Social Studies: Elementary Education Grades 1-6Semester Hours: 3
Interdisciplinary relationships between the social sciences and other disciplines are examined from their different conceptual frameworks and methods of inquiry, as well as the study of self in relation to social groups and careers. Related issues of health, nutrition, and safety are studied. Multicultural and global education, controversies and critical issues, sociodrama, cooperative group processes and other social models of teaching are considered. Developing appropriate experiences for children with disabilities in inclusion settings are studied. Students develop a repertoire of curriculum projects as well as the ability to facilitate children’s social development and the building of a class community. Students participate in the reflective study of their teaching under close clinical supervision in grades 1-3.
ELED 125A , including admission to the program in Elementary Education. Completion of 3 s.h. of American history, Western civilization, global history, or the equivalent. Successful completion of Hofstra University Writing Proficiency Exam or equivalent. Corequisite: ELED 127A and the corresponding laboratory section of ELED 126L .
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