ECEL 516: Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms
Introduces students to critical pedagogy through the process, skills, and inquiry of social studies and the arts. The content focus of the course will be diverse communities, weaving together history, geography, social studies (anthropology, economics, archeology, etc.) and the visual and performing arts. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a critical perspective on social studies and the arts, exploring arts media and fostering dialogue focused on creativity, literacy strategies, and culturally responsive teaching and learning. 3 hours lecture.