Ch 56: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Social Studies Instruction

About This Chapter

Besides knowing the subject areas on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test, you will also need to demonstrate your knowledge of teaching. This chapter on social studies instruction can help you recall teaching strategies and assessment standards for this subject area.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Social Studies Instruction - Chapter Summary

Social studies includes several disciplines, and instructing students in each of these disciplines may prove challenging. Nevertheless, the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test will measure your teaching skills, especially your ability to conduct assessments and create appropriate lesson plans. For a recap about how to approach social studies instruction, review the information in this chapter. After completing the lessons, you should be more confident about the following:

  • The interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences
  • Teaching strategies that promote social studies skills and concepts
  • Assessment techniques to measure student knowledge of the social sciences

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