Mar 21, 2023  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GRED 606P - Advanced Secondary Political Science/Government Instruction

3 Credit(s)

Examines curriculum and instruction in secondary school Political Science/Government. This course integrates student experiences in their student teaching to a higher level of understanding of the challenges to contemporary teaching of Politics/Government at the middle-secondary school levels. A major focus will be adopting lesson plans to meet the special needs of student demographics. Students will research current methodologies specific to the impact culture, gender and economic class has on learning in order to develop content and teaching methodologies with the goal of optimizing student academic performance at the middle and secondary school levels. Discussions on culture and the role culture plays in developing learning styles and perceptions will be integrated into presentations and activities designed to enhance social studies pedagogy. Exploring Politics/Government based resources that are inclusive of a wide realm of human diversity will be a key goal of this course. Summer only.

Prerequisite(s): for MST students: GRED 681  and GRED 688P . Permission of the instructor.

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