EDC 506: Picture Books & Social Studies

Synonym:

76256 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Hessey

Credits:

1

Seats:

18

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 6/27 - 7/1 (8:30AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction (Social Studies)
Restricted to Education students through April 25; open to other Master’s students on April 26.

We will explore the delights and great potential of picture books in an educational setting through the lenses of narrative, pictorial and design elements. Participants will learn how to craft standards-based Social Studies lessons using picture books, including strategies for engaging students in substantial conversation and activities that foster the development of vocabulary, content knowledge, critical thinking, visual literacy and communication skills.