Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

EDC 360 Social Studies in Early Childhood Education(RNL)

3 hours; 3 credits. The Social Studies for the early childhood curriculum includes the developmentally appropriate application for all the National, State and NAEYC standards to its core curriculum. A solid background in the Social Studies for the young learner will provide a solid foundation for later education in civic responsibility, decision making and character development. Therefore, the main focus of this course is to expose teacher candidates to a wide range of approaches to connect the Social Studies content, teaching and learning to foster development of knowledge, skills and dispositions of the Social Studies, in early childhood students. Formal and informal assessment tools, thematic planning, as well as classroom management strategies for whole-class and small group interaction are included. Field experience in this course is linked with student teaching. Prerequisites: EDC 310, EDC 340; and a GPA of 3.0 or above. Corequisite: EDC 440.