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Curriculum Development through Social Studies (Elementary and Middle School)

Students work on individual and group assignments to produce thematic curricula in social studies for middle grades children. Specific attention is paid to working with children of diverse cultural backgrounds, learning styles and abilities, and language abilities. Students study the content, structure, and methods of responsive social studies curricula within the context of the developing adolescent. Workshop style sessions include such topics as mapping, trips, and the use of artifacts; the infusion of technology and the arts; authentic assessment; the role of state standards; and curriculum integration.