ECE 330 - Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course is designed to expose students to the broad concepts involved in teaching social studies to young children. Social Studies encompass a wide array of topics that affect individual's lives, group dynamics and the community at large. It is imperative that early childhood teachers understand the numerous influences that impact social studies in the field of early childhood education. In this course, students will examine many topics, such as but not limited to, people, places and environments, culture, community and individual development while gaining an understanding of how to plan for student learning and creating environments that will enhance children's knowledge of social studies concepts. This course requires an observation in an early childhood environment in order to complete assignments. (Sp)