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Fundamentals of Social Studies in Early Education - Chapter Summary
This convenient online chapter outlines the basics of social studies in early education. You'll review bite-sized and simple lessons that explore effective social studies teaching strategies, the components that define culture and other important social studies topics. When you're done with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand basic instructional concepts and strategies for teaching social studies
- Identify and explain the major elements of culture
- Teach students about traditions, family and cultures
The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and you can use any Internet-connected device to study. We've also included short self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter to help you reinforce your understanding of the lessons' terms and concepts. If you have any questions about these topics, feel free to reach out to our expert instructors online.
1. Basic Social Studies: Concepts, Skills & Teaching Strategies
In this lesson, we will learn about fundamental concepts, skills, and teaching strategies surrounding social studies. We will learn how social studies content and themes can be communicated at the early childhood level through a variety of programs.
2. Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture
Culture combines many elements to create a unique way of living for different people. In this lesson, we identify four of the elements that exist in every culture, albeit in different forms: symbols, language, values, and norms. We also differentiate between folkways and mores.
3. Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions
In this lesson, we will learn how to provide instruction related to family, culture, and tradition by presenting content from a multicultural approach. We will identify ways to promote diversity while addressing these themes.
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