The course is designed to prepare future elementary educators to teach social studies effectively to diverse populations of students in elementary grades. This course will also develop their understanding of the thinking, reading, and writing that is central to social studies and how social studies and literacy goals can be integrated. The course is geared toward practical experiences, each of which reinforces important concepts underlying the approach to social studies instruction.
This course emphasizes the contents of Philippine History and Government that are necessary for teaching at the elementary level. Further, appropriate teaching strategies and assessment methods shall be included to prepare students to become primary grades teachers.