EDC 529: Place-Based Social Studies

Synonym:

83877 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jennifer Kramer

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Summer 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 6/25 - 6/29 (1:00PM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction (Social Studies)
Restricted to Education students through April 20; open to other master's students on April 21st.

Doing local history in and out of the classroom connects students with their communities in a meaningful fashion, bringing to life the abstract concepts and ideas traditionally covered in the history textbook. This course explores models for doing local history projects as part of a standards-based curriculum and gives students the tools to be enablers in their own classrooms. Students will combine hands-on activities involving oral interviews, writing and art with curriculum mapping and the nuts and bolts of classroom management. This course will involve a few field trips to Guilford, Vermont.