SOC 949: Course Overview
In this module, you will meet the course instructor and will introduce yourself to other course participants. You will learn how to effectively utilize the online communication tools which will connect you to a growing online community of History/Social Science educators who are joining you in this course.
In the second module, you will examine three National History/Social Science Standards documents. You will begin to identify the specific standard that will focus your course research project.
In the third module, you will explore your State's History/Social Science Content Standards. You will identify specific standards which will guide your research project.
In this module, you will explore History/Social Science Educator Support Sites and History/Social Science Lesson Plan Collections developed by and for History/Social Science educators.
In the fifth module, you will explore digital archives, museums, libraries and virtual field trips which provide online access to primary source documents and exhibits which will enrich and enhance your History/Social Science curriculum.
In this module, you will explore a wide range of web reference resources which will provide online access to maps, country information, photographs...
In this module, you will explore the web sites of several History/Social Science Professional Associations. These sites can provide opportunities to interact and collaborate with your colleagues in the field.
In this module, you will learn to utilize online research tools (search engines, web indexes/directories, parallel search engines, etc.) to quickly and efficiently locate additional online curriculum support resources. You will also learn how to effectively manage your growing collection of web resources.
In the eighth module, you will work closely with the course instructor to develop a project that will be of immediate use in your classroom. This project will be shared with the online community and will become part of a growing collection of History/Social Science resources developed by course participants.
In the final module of the online course, you will reflect on how you will be able to integrate the web resources you have discovered into your existing History/Social Science Curriculum.