Jun 22, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECEO 436 - Primary Methods 2: Science, Health and Social Studies


(2 S.H.)

Teaching in the primary elementary classroom involves weaving content areas into an integrated whole. This course integrates the content knowledge of science, health and social studies. Science content will include the study and guided application of current materials and methods designed for science and environmental education, with an emphasis on national science standards. Theoretical background and practical skills necessary for teaching both process and content curricula are developed through individual and group work, as well as field experiences. Social studies content will include social studies curriculum for the primary grades (K-3) and the use of children’s literature in the social studies curriculum. The focus is on curriculum planning and content, as well as on materials and resources appropriate to the field. Consideration is given to the exceptional student. Some attention is given to computer applications and to classroom diversity. Based on the National Social Studies Education Standards and the Educational Expectations for Minnesota Students (Content Standards), the course includes peer teaching as well as a field experience. Health content will include designing pre-third grade educational programs consistent with specified program objectives, includes development of logical scope and sequence plan for a primary health education program. Fifteen (15) hours of field experiences with primary-aged students are required. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the ECEO Program and ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.



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