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IL 2710 - ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS

Credits: 3.0

This course explores and examines theoretical discourses and advanced methods and materials for improving social studies instruction in the secondary (grades 7-12) social studies classroom. Course content, procedures, and activities focus on effective strategies for engaging and teaching learners from diverse backgrounds and developmental levels. Approaches include investigation and analysis of constructionist ideas, student empowerment, historical thinking, historiography, global citizenship, real-world connectedness, and various technologies as they apply to teaching and learning in the secondary social studies classroom.