NYU Steinhardt

Literacy and the Social Studies

  • Course Number: SOCED-GE 2147
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: The acquisition of literacy & writing is essential for meeting state standards in social studies. This class will prepare pre-service or in-service teachers to assist students in the acquisition of discipline of specific literacy skills including listening, speaking, reading & writing. To this end students will learn to use a set of techniques for approaching historical documents & history textbooks with high school students. Writing in the social studies is a specific genre that is integrated to the state's assessment of domain competency. Students will explore the genre of social studies writing, including: class notes, thematic essays, document based questions, & research papers
  • Old Course Number: E23.2147