Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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BAST 365 - Social Studies Methods

5 credits

Admission to the BAS-TE program.

This course is designed to guide candidates in designing effective social studies instruction related to civics, economics, geography, and history. Candidates will develop understanding of the curriculum for Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State. Candidates will be introduced to social science pedagogy that promotes civic behavior. Candidates will apply learning by developing lesson plans and curriculum units that align instruction and assessment with learning goals, identify a range of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate instructional strategies, and incorporate methods that elicit student voice (including reflection related to learning targets, metacognitive strategies, and effective use of resources). This course will include opportunities to reflect on student teaching experiences.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts, events, figures, and theories related to the social studies
  • Deliver self-designed or adapted curricula social studies lessons based on identified curricular objectives, research-based instructional design practices, and creative instructional methodologies
  • Prepare social studies instructional plans based on an appreciation of the social, linguistic, emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities of individual elementary-level students (including those with special-needs)

BAS-TE degree course.

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