Civics and Economics for Teachers

Spring 2009
Instructors: Edward Freel, Fran O’Malley, and Marion Jacobs

Course Description: This course offers teacher candidates an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the fundamental content and concepts in the core social studies subjects of civics and economics as they relate to instruction in grades K-8. While the focus is developing an understanding of the content in the two subject areas, attention will also be given to how the content and concepts in these two subject areas might be taught in K-8 classrooms.

Course Description (112KB - PDF) PDF icon
Course Calendar (136KB - PDF) PDF icon

Assignment Descriptions (88KB - PDF) PDF icon
Section 010 Student Assignments (92KB - PDF) PDF icon
Section 011 Student Assignments (92KB - PDF) PDF icon
Section 012 Student Assignments (88KB - PDF) PDF icon

Civics Clarification Documents (all PDFs): K-3 | 4-5 | 6-8 PDF icon

Lesson Concept Scoring Rubric (32KB - Word)
Children’s Literature Assignment Rubric (32KB - Word)
Sample Literature Review (80KB - PDF) PDF icon

Grade Appeal Form (64KB - PDF) PDF icon

For more information, contact Edward Freel.


serving the public good,
shaping tomorrow’s leaders
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