EDSP 556 Social Studies Teaching for Grades 4 and 5

This course delivers specific content and concepts as well as pedagogy for social studies teaching at the fourth- and fifth-grade levels. Current practices and innovation focusing on Grades 4 and 5 from state and national standard levels will be examined. Teaching methods and practices that encourage the development of higher-order thinking skills will be stressed. Students will construct and design instructional strategies for content and performance standards at the fourth- and fifth-grade levels and design a two-week integrated, multi-disciplinary unit. In addition, this course will also introduce Middle School Philosophy and Organization. Students will develop lesson plans and class activities based on the Child/Young Adolescent Developmental Stages in Grades 4 and 5.




Students must hold or be candidates for an Ohio Early Childhood License for Pre-K-Grade 3