Division: Teacher Education
Course: SSE 7780, Readings in Social Studies Education
CRN for 2010: 11948
Course Credit: 3 hours
Fall Semester: Thursdays, 5:00-7:45
Instructor: Dr. Bob Pettapiece
Room: 149 Education
Office: 271 Education
Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (on days the class meets) by e-mail appointment
Cetaura Bell (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course Description: A reading seminar in social studies, with an emphasis on teaching strategies and goals in Social Studies Education.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Course:
1. Read five (5) books of at
least 100 pages each appropriate to your interest(s) in social
studies (suggestion list/download the list in .xls format). These
should include, but not be limited to, a biography,
historical fiction, historical non-fiction & one about
someone who is not from your culture. The content
(ideas or direct use) of least three of the books should be
considered for use in your classroom.
Do not choose a book used in
another SSE course!
2. (75%) Prepare a printed wordprocessed copy of your review of
each book to turn in
and send an electronic copy using email in .rtf or
.doc format through BlackBoard to everyone.
Your review should include a summary, a critique and a written strategy for use in your classroom. The maximum for each review is three (3) pages. Spelling, grammar & organization count.
3. (25%) Be here and meaningfully participate. When you discuss the highlights of your review relate what you read to today.
4. You are also expected to fill out a Books
Read form (download
from this link) to turn in the last class so we may add your
titles to the database.
5. Read Proofreading
Evaluation & Grading: Each review (15% + 5%) will be evaluated on the written quality & interesting oral presentation of your work.
A=94-100, A-=90-93, B+=87-89, B=83-86, B-=80-82, C+=77-79, C=73-76 (of a possible 100 points).
An incomplete (I grade) may be given only for
good reason, after completing a contract with the instructor and
may not be for a grade higher than a B. A grade of B is
considered worthy and respectable. The grade of A will be
a result of excellent reviews which are interesting &
perceptive, both on paper and in class.
Being late or leaving early may cause a loss of credit.
Extra Credit: Bring evidence of attendance (tickets or registration) at a social studies conference during the semester.
Class Schedule: Details of course assignments will be designed by the instructor in consultation with the students during the first meeting of the course (September 9th).
Meeting Dates for Fall 2013 will be
determined the first night.
Citing a Book in Your Report:
When citing the book in your review, include the following information-
2. Full title
4. Copyright date
5. Paperback or hardcover
6. Number of pages & illustrations when applicable
7. Type of book; Biography, text, historical novel, etc.
8. Social Studies Area(s) & period
9. Rating of general interest from 1-10
Clancy, T. Patriot Games, the
Berkley Publishing Co., 1987. A work of historical
fiction, 503 pages whose social studies topic is the American
History (1946-1990). Rating=7.
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