Ch 8: GACE Early Childhood Education: Basic Social Studies

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Use these lessons to reinforce your knowledge of basic social studies principles in preparation for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. You can brush up on information for teaching this subject through our video lessons and quizzes.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Basic Social Studies - Chapter Summary

Review information on teaching social studies that you may need to be familiar with when you take the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. You can use our lessons to refresh your knowledge of topics including:

  • Basic social studies concepts and teaching strategies
  • Georgia's symbols and state history
  • America's patriotic symbols
  • Chronology and continuity
  • Types and principles of democracy
  • Citizenship

You can review these lessons as your schedule allows using either a computer or mobile device. Embedded video tags let you go back to a particular point without requiring you to re-watch the whole lesson. Have any questions? You can contact the instructor and get a personalized answer.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: GACE Early Childhood Education: Basic Social Studies
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Project Based Learning for Social Studies

1. Project Based Learning for Social Studies

Social studies is a subject that lends itself well to project-based learning. This lesson will explore some ways to incorporate project-based learning in a social studies classroom.

Basic Social Studies: Concepts, Skills & Teaching Strategies

2. 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.

Georgia's State History, Historical Figures & Symbols

3. Georgia's State History, Historical Figures & Symbols

In this lesson we will learn about the history of Georgia, its important historical figures, and its symbols. We will highlight the key themes surrounding Georgia's history and learn why they are important.

Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

4. Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

America is a country that loves symbols, and it has many. Learn about the meaning and history of some of the most important American symbols. Afterward, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change

5. Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change

In this lesson we will learn about chronology as it relates to the discipline of history. We will learn how time, continuity, and change affect the flow of history.

What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

6. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.

Civil Society and Citizenship

7. Civil Society and Citizenship

Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.

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