NYU Steinhardt

Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School (Methods I)

  • Course Number: SOCED-GE 2037
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Explores the theory & practice of effective social studies teaching in a middle school setting, with specific attention paid to the socio-behavioral needs of early adolescent students on the cusp of adulthood. Through observation, practice, & evaluation of models, students will consider various strategies to: organize a course, conceptualize a unit, prepare lesson plans, implement effective & varied, including technology based, teaching practices, devise & evaluate assessments, & reach students of varying levels, abilities, & intelligences in an interactive, dynamic, team-oriented environment. Offers integrated instruction in how to teach literacy skills to secondary school students.
  • Old Course Number: E23.2037