History & Social Studies
Course No. ED464e, ED564e
In an era of social polarization and political gridlock we need to offer students the skills to respectfully tackle critical, contemporary issues. Finding common ground instead of differences forms the foundations of citizenship based on equality and shared sense of belonging. Our text, Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: The Challenge of Discussing Social Issues in a Non-Partisan Way, grapples with conflicting views of unresolved social issues—such as gun control, marriage equality, the Black Lives Matter movement, and immigration. Secondary social studies and language arts educators taking this course will be encouraged to engage their students in issue research, dialogue, and the opportunity to examine a subject from varying points of view. This course is 6-12 teachers.
Text on Amazon is approximately $26 new.
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- Understand the unique issues involved in civics education in the present political climate
- Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
- Demonstrate understanding of a variety of approaches to educating about issues in social studies/civics classes
- Demonstrate understanding of differing points of view in society at large and in the classroom regarding current social issues
- Evaluate their own use and understanding of instruction and discussion techniques that promote tolerance and understanding of differing viewpoints
Text, Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: The Challenges of Discussing Social Issues in a Non-Partisan Way, is approximately $26 at Amazon.com
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