Course: SED 525SS. Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3)
Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This course covers essential elements of history/social science (HSS) curriculum and teaching in secondary schools: developing unit and lesson plans aligned with the California curriculum standards and History-Social Science Framework; recognizing theories, issues and best practices of teaching HSS; teaching historical-thinking skills; integrating basic and higher-order thinking skills for students of varying abilities and cultural backgrounds; using instructional technologies; developing disciplinary literacy; and assessing student learning. Course emphasizes pedagogies that are inclusive and equitable for diverse student populations.