This course offers methods for making social studies “alive” to students through the use of engaging and effective student-centered activities and projects, with technology as a major component. Combining technology and classroom resources, participants will receive step-by-step directions for creating and using the proposed activities and creating templates to be used in future activities, as well as being provided with supplementary technology resources that can be used in later lessons. Activities can be applied to social studies topics at almost any grade level and should fit seamlessly into the curriculum, as their value in encouraging and motivating learning is evidenced.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for those that teach or will teach social studies, especially in the elementary and middle school setting.
Course Materials: No textbook required. Access to the Internet and several common computer programs (Windows' Word & Excel; Mac's Pages & Numbers) for completion of projects is required. Optional supplementary activities would make use of video equipment, however, not required.
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