Ch 20: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Social Studies

About This Chapter

Better your understanding of social studies topics by working through this engaging chapter. It was designed so that you will be ready for questions on the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam.

MTLE Early Childhood Education: Social Studies - Chapter Summary

Featuring self-assessment quizzes and video lessons, this chapter makes learning about social studies material for the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam a fun process. It contains the following lesson topics:

  • Project-based learning
  • Fundamental social studies concepts and skills
  • Chronology and social systems theory
  • Types of social interactions and family systems
  • Teaching about family and cultures
  • Preschool community helpers

Since our lessons have a video format, you will stay engaged while reviewing social studies content for the test. Our lesson quizzes and transcripts are other resources you'll have access to. If you need assistance during a lesson, just reach out and contact one of our online instructors.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTLE Early Childhood Education: 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.

Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change

3. 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.

Social Systems: Definition & Theory

4. Social Systems: Definition & Theory

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social systems, and gain insight into how their relationships create a functioning society. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.

Social Interactions: Definition & Types

5. Social Interactions: Definition & Types

Social interactions are the processes by which we act and react to those around us. Let's examine the different types of social interactions and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

6. Family Systems: Definition and Types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.

What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

7. What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

When you think of culture, you probably get a mix of images in your head, which might include things like ceremonies, dress, and food. But what really makes a culture? Watch this lesson to find out more about culture traits, complexes, and hearths.

Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

8. 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.

Community Helpers for Preschool

9. Community Helpers for Preschool

Teaching preschool students about community helpers connects them to their neighborhood and lets them see and practice these types of occupations. In this lesson, you'll explore ways to educate your preschoolers about these varied community workers.

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