2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EARED 6116 Early Childhood Arts, History and Social Science

This course is designed to introduce pre-service teachers to the practice of using the arts to enhance teaching and learning in the history and social science classroom. A variety of hands-on approaches for planning and integrating the arts-storytelling, visual arts, music, drama, literature, poetry, and movement-into the history and social science content areas for PreK-2 students will be applied. We will explore materials and strategies desirable for facilitating higher order thinking, oral and written communication competencies, different learning styles, different points of view, and diversity and social issues in the classroom and beyond. We will examine theories of arts-integrated curriculum as they relate to Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework and National Standards.