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SOCIAL STUDIES Courses

January 14, 2015 - Posted in Education
Social Studies Professional Development Courses

ETV Teacher Recertification offers a variety of courses to meet your certificate renewal needs as a South Carolina educator. Find our offerings for the Social Studies below or RETURN TO ETV TEACHER RECERTIFICATION

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Take on the South with Dr. Walter Edgar (Grades 6-12)

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

Take on the South with Dr. Walter Edgar (Grades 6-12) is self-paced, one-hour (20 renewal credits) course consisting  of eight one-hour video lessons about the South, which were produced by SCETV in a debate format for USC’s Institute for Southern Studies and moderated by Dr. Walter Edgar, historian and author.  Each program restores the time-honored tradition of true debate, providing thought-provoking positions, which are relevant and substantive.  Two distinguished scholars each present positions on interesting topics about the South, which include “What Was the Most Influential 20th Century Southern Novel?,” “What is the Most Important Southern Sport, NASCAR or Football?,” “What is Real Southern Cooking?,” “ Would Slavery Have Survived the Civil War?” and “How Has the South Shaped American Music?”  After each debate, Dr. Edgar joins in the discussion.  These programs are recommended to support the National Social Studies Standards for High School and components are also suitable for viewing in middle grades.

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SC Chronicles Series I: Geography, Native Americans and Colonial Period

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss key issues in early SC History. Experience an archeological adventure at the Topper dig site in Allendale County, learn about the rise and fall of rice-growing in South Carolina, and find out the true tales of treachery and villainy that occurred off the coast of South Carolina during the Golden Age of Piracy (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series II: The Winds of Discontent

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss three key issues in early SC History: The winds of discontent in SC, The American Revolution in the Low Country and The American Revolution in the Up Country (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series III: Post Revolutionary

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss key issues in early SC History: Life and Culture in the New States 1786-1808, The Antebellum Period 1793-1822 and Southern Discontent 1830-1860. Participants will learn about Charles Pinckney, the Forgotten Founder who contributed to the birth of our nation and the construction of the Santee Canal. Participants will also view a program about the Grimke Sisters who spoke out at an early age against slavery (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series IV: Civil War

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This one-hour recertification course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses key issues in SC History. South Carolina and the Civil War are discussed in three lessons: 1) Secession from the Union, 2) Beginning of the Civil War, and 3) Civil War in South Carolina. Participants will learn about political events, personalities, military campaigns, participation of African Americans, and the upheaval of this period in SC. We will visit the SC State Museum as they focus on the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, featuring the museum’s exhibit and program plans marking the historic events that led to the firing on Fort Sumter. The course also includes The Story of Mary Boykin Chestnut and her writings, which became "A Diary from Dixie." We will also virtually visit sites around the Palmetto State and learn about their historic and special relevance to South Carolina today (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series V: Art and Culture

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. SC arts and culture are discussed in these video lessons (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series VI: Reconstruction Era

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

SC Chronicles VI: Reconstruction Era is the sixth edition in the SC Chronicles series. This self-paced, one hour (20 renewal credits) course showcases SCETV-produced video resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. This sixth series looks at the period after the Civil War beginning in 1865 that was a time of major crisis for a battle-worn nation and also highlights the great changes in the economy and society that took place when the Reconstruction era ended, the period right up until almost the end of the 19th century. These lessons, including some with noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar, examine this important period of our South Carolina history, showing how it relates to what came before and after.  We’ll also learn about the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886, hear about the founding of schools for women and African Americans, and meet some important men and women born in our state during this era (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles VII: Entering the 20th Century

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

SC Chronicles VII: Entering the 20th Century is the seventh edition in the SC Chronicles series. This course uses videos about this period in our nation’s history and SCETV-produced programs about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. The seventh series looks at the period from just before the turn of the century to around 1940.  In this series, we’ll also meet some important men and women of the period who called South Carolina home (SCETV produced).

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Social Studies in Action: A Methodology Workshop, Grades K-5

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

Providing a methodology framework for teaching social studies focusing on creating effective citizens, this course provides teachers with a stimulating learning experience on ways to connect social studies to the world beyond the classroom. These video lessons, led by Mary A. McFarland, a prominent social studies educator, engage teachers in exploring social studies themes, theories of learning, and teaching strategies through discussions, debates, and activities adapted to a K-5 curriculum (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices Library, Grades K-5

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

The Social Studies in Action Teaching Practices Library, Grades K-5 bring to life the National Council for the Social Studies standards. Blending content and methodology, the video library documents teachers and their students in K-5 classrooms across the country actively exploring the social studies. Lively, provocative, and educationally sound, these lessons are designed to inspire thoughtful conversations and reflections on teaching practices in the social studies (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices LIbrary, Grades 6-12

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

The Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices Library, Grades 6-12 bring to life the National Council for the Social Studies standards. Blending content and methodology, the video library documents teachers and their students in 6 -12 classrooms across the country actively exploring the social studies. Lively, provocative, and educationally sound, these lessons are designed to inspire thoughtful conversations and reflections on teaching practices in the social studies (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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Making Civics Real: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 9-12

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

 This course aims to improve civic education across the nation for grades 9 through 12 through professional development of civics teachers. Each of the eight programs presents authentic teachers in diverse school settings modeling a variety of teaching techniques and best practices. These methodologies are applied to a variety of social studies courses from a ninth-grade government/civics/economics course to a 12th-grade law course (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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Teaching Geography: Annenberg CPB, Grades 7-12

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

Offering a strong foundation in geography content along with teaching skills that are outlined in the National Geography Standards, this course answers questions about determining city location, people migration, and places as influences on the spread of disease. Guided by geography experts' commentary, the video lessons engage teachers in profiling locations around the globe as well as observing a myriad of classroom activities (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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The Economics Classroom, Grades 9-12

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

Providing a solid foundation for teaching concepts in high school economics courses, this course focuses on a range of topics from personal finance to global economic theories. In addition to defining economics concepts and outlining modern economic theory, the video lessons review the national standards for economics education and provide effective lesson plans and classroom strategies (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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Primary Sources: Workshops in American History, Grades 9-12

~8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

Providing high school history teachers the opportunity to explore the use of primary source documents in the research and interpretation of American History, this course presents a fascinating study beginning with pivotal events from the settlement of Jamestown to the Korean conflict and the Cold War. In unique ways, several prominent historians guide the teachers through discussions, debates, interviews and role-playing activities that can be easily adapted for teacher use in his/her own classroom (Annenberg/CPB produced).

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