This course designed to provide students with the natural and social science concepts that are taught in the Early Childhood and Elementary classroom settings as well as the various teaching methodologies for the teaching of these concepts. Students will develop lessons in the  content area of social studies and have the opportunity for the evaluation of these lessons. The social studies methods segment of this  course will focus on the relevance of  history and geography, the study of people, and the interaction of people with others and the world around them. Strategies for engaging  and empowering young learners to become active, democratic citizens will also be presented.