Social Studies Online Courses For Teachers

Total Courses: 57

All Social Studies Online Courses By Number

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Courses Name Instructor Price Credit(s)/Unit(s) Register
EDUO 9600: California Geography Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9604: Early North American Inhabitants Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9605: 15th and 16th Century Explorations Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9606: Colonization in the 17th Century Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9607: The Revolutionary Period Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9608: The Early Republic Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9609: Civil War Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9610: Reconstruction Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9611: Industrial America Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9612: The Age of Expansion Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9613: Populism and Progressivism Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9614: America Becomes a World Power Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9615: The Great Depression Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9616: The New Deal Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9617: World War II US History Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9618: The Great Society Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9619: The Cold War Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9620: The Post-Cold War Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9621: Historical Concepts Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9622: Important Issues in US History Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9623: Women in US History Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9624: Native American Period Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9625: European Exploration Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9626: Spanish Colonial Period Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9627: Mexican Period Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9628: Gold Rush to Statehood Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9629: Famous 20th Century Californians Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9630: The Prehistoric Era Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9631: The Fertile Crescent Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9632: Ancient Egypt Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9633: Ancient Greece Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9634: Ancient Rome Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9635: The Post Roman World Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9636: The Middle Ages Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9637: The Renaissance Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9638: The Reformation Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9639: The Age of Discovery Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9640: European Colonization Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9641: Democracy and Revolution Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9642: Industrialism and Capitalism Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9643: Nationalism and World War I Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9644: Communism, Fascism & Dictators Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9645: World War II World History Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9646: Post World War II Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9647: The Big Four & The Central Pacific Railroad Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9648: Equality, Terrorism & Revolt Ryan Pickett $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9670: African American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9671: Asian American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9672: Mexican American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9673: Native American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9674: Jewish American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9675: Muslim American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9676: Indo – American Studies Doug Fannin $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9678: The Making of the Modern Western World: The Renaissance to Pre-Industrial Revolution Allan Varni $405 - $540 3 - 4 Semester Credits/Units REGISTER
EDUO 9679: The Making of the Modern Western World: The Industrial Revolution to the Vietnam War Allan Varni $405 - $540 3 - 4 Semester Credits/Units REGISTER
EDUO 9861: Designing a Community Action Project Beth Scanlon $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER
EDUO 9864: Community Partnership Building Beth Scanlon $135 1 Semester Credit/Unit REGISTER

Social Studies Online Courses For Teachers

Social Studies teachers cover a lot of ground -- social relationships and the functioning of society through the teaching of history, government, economics, civics, sociology, geography, and anthropology. At Dominican University we are focused on helping teachers develop an integrated approach to teaching Social Studies. Our courses cover everything from Ethnic Studies to the Civil War, our Positive Community Impact Series and much more. Our goal is to help teachers apply these subjects in a way that impacts their students present and future lives and teaches them to think critically about the world they live in. Many of our courses are focused on hands-learning and field trips that allow the teacher-learner to embrace subjects such as California History, for example, first-hand. For social studies teachers it is a unique opportunity to join an academic community of learners and professionals who are here to help you excel both academically and professionally. Our programs and services offer affordable, dynamic and practical course offerings for teachers throughout the United States and around the world.

How to Teach Social Studies Effectively

Teaching Social Studies presents teachers with a unique set of challenges not always found in other disciplines. Students need to see Social Studies are relevant to them and their future. Teachers must ask themselves how their particular curriculum can shape students' lives. How they can apply the knowledge in their own lives?

Methods of Teaching Social Studies

Social Studies education has always been about instruction that brings the past into relation to the present. But methods of teaching social studies have evolved as the country and the world have evolved. Teaching about the past and applying it to the present in terms of developing critical thinking skills has always been at the core of Social Studies education and is perhaps more important now than ever. While sometimes less content can be more in the sense of not overwhelming students with a barrage of historical facts, online resources are available at your fingertips. There a wealth of free guides and activities available for teachers. These classroom resources cover everything from the Ancient Greeks and the creation of Democracy to the Aztecs and the effects of exploration. Learn how to use them in the context of the present. A wide array of standards also guide educational practices. That includes the Common Core State Standards. The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and various state discipline specific standards provide discrete indications of how social studies should be taught. The Standards emphasize that students should be taught to critically examine appropriate source materials.

Integrated Approach to Teaching Social Studies

Many of our Social Studies courses focus on the connecting different disciplines with different perspectives and focus on the development of strategies that can be applied in the classroom. Teaching Social Studies as an integrated subject can mean looking at historic events like The New Deal and the Great Society and exploring them in the context of Ethnic Studies as an example. Through Community Partnership Building you can learn foster collaboration and communication while partnering with local businesses. As educators, you can show students how to make a bigger impact on their community through combined efforts.

Be an Inspired Teacher

To be an effective Social Studies teacher means being an inspired teacher. Get out of the classroom and take in historical sites so as to be able to better explain history in context. This could mean visiting California museums to craft a unique approach to Asian Studies or the period of Spanish Colonization, as examples. Or it could mean a weekend in Washington D.C. touring various museums such as the Smithsonian Museums or the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The NMWA offers world-class exhibitions and a collection of more than 5,000 objects. Contact your local Museum curator and arrange an educational tour with the idea of bringing your students. At Dominican University our aim for the Social Studies teacher is largely based on inspiration that can be strategically used in the classroom. We will show you how.
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