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Teacher Education Reinvented
Supporting Excellence in Teacher Education

In elementary school, social studies plays an integral role in students’ sense of identity and community. Here we explore civic engagement, communities, global awareness, history, current events, and culture. We consider the place and meaning of social studies education and connect content to the needs and diversity of students with IEPs and multilingual learners. We consider diverse perspectives of content and critique and create materials and plans for constructing social studies learning environments that integrate engagement with communities and families.