ELM 351 Topic 7 Benchmark Social Studies and the Arts Unit Plan




ELM 351 Topic 7 Benchmark Social Studies and the Arts Unit Plan

Social studies instruction, when properly planned and implemented, can promote responsible citizenship in elementary students. In a culturally diverse democratic society, it is important for students to make informed decisions in order to be good citizens in our interdependent world.

For this assignment, you will use the “Unit Plan Template” to create a five-lesson unit designed for the students in your clinical field experience class. Identify a K-8 grade level, 1-2 social studies standards, and at least one arts standard as the focus of your unit plan. You may adapt any previous assignments in the creation of this unit plan.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies [and professional standards]:

BS in Elementary Education

BS in Elementary Education and Special Education

BS in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language

BS in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in STEM

BS in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Reading

COE 1.4

Promote responsible student use of active technologies to collaborate in positive face‐to‐face and virtual local and global environments through applying effective interpersonal communication skills. [ACEI 1.0; CEC 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, ICSI.5.K3, ICSI.5.S7, ICSI.5.S19, IGC.5.S25; InTASC 3(b), 3(g), 3(h), 3(m), 3(n), 3(o); ISTE‐T 4a, 4c; GCU Mission Critical 1, 4, 5]

COE 2.4

Use the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the social studies and other related areas to promote elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. [ACEI 2.4; CEC 2.1, 3.1, ICSI.1.K5, ICSI.1.K6, ICSI.1.K15, ICSI.2.K7, ICSI.2.K8, ICSI.2.S1; InTASC 4(b), 4(m), 4(o), 4(p) 5(g); GCU Mission Critical 2, 5]

COE 2.5

Use—as appropriate to their own understanding and skills—the content, functions, and achievements of the performing and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students. [ACEI 2.5; CEC 3.2, ICSI.5.S19; InTASC 5(e), 5(n), 8(h), 8(m), 8(q); GCU Mission Critical 1, 2]


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