Social studies and the arts: 3-day unit plan | ESD-585
In this course, you have already learned how social studies connects with other content areas. Being able to plan themed curriculum that allows students opportunities to engage with multiple content areas is something that effective educators do regularly.
Use the “COE 3-Day Unit Plan Template” to briefly outline three lessons. The unit plan should include social studies integrated with the content, functions, and achievements of the visual and performance arts as primary media for communication, inquiry and engagement among students. Use the graphic organizer assignment from Topic 2 to inform the unit plan’s learning objective and standards. Share your ideas with and gather additional ideas from your mentor teacher when completing your field experience hours.
Use the “Class Profile” for background information on your students in order to differentiate and meet the diverse needs of an inclusive classroom. Include instructional objectives and strategies that align to the selected social studies and the arts standards and promote learning and engagement in an inclusive classroom.
Below the unit plan, write a 250-500 word rationale explaining how you would work collaboratively with other content areas, special education and/or general education teachers on a cross-curricular social studies and arts unit for the inclusive classroom.
Support your unit plan with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines.