2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ISS 300 Social Studies for Teachers (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite Admission into the BAS-T program.

Course Description
An overview of the main concepts in social studies for early childhood teachers including topic in history, civics, geography, economics, and global issues.

Student Outcomes
1. Develop a framework for thoughtful and reflective participatory citizenship and civic decision-making by applying an understanding of local (mayors, city councils, school boards), state, and national government, law, and politics.
2. Outline economic concepts and systems and explain the interactions among economy and individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.
3. Explain how geographic features and human cultures shape and impact environments.
4. Analyze how neighborhoods, communities, and societies have changed over time with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest.
5. Develop questions and plan social studies investigations using disciplinary concepts and tools.
6. Evaluate sources, integrate multiple perspectives, and use evidence to understand social phenomena.
7. Create a lesson plan for children birth through grade three using the Since Time Immemorial Curriculum, the content knowledge learned in this course, and the state standards.

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