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  • 10
    Lessons
  • 12
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 3
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.3
    CEUs
  • 345
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

The view of schooling is no longer the textbook-based, one-sided lecture method of the 19th and even 20th Centuries.  Education theory has shifted dramatically in recent decades. The passive learning styles of our past are now understood to be inferior methods of teaching that ignore the learning needs of children.

 

Research soundly shows that a holistic, interactive style of teaching, that encourages students to think and reflect, experiment and share ideas is a far superior way to harness their energy and minds. Through easy-to-understand lessons, this course identifies key concepts and techniques to help teachers transition to this interactive approach to teaching and learning. Drawing on what research now tells us about the brain and how people learn, we will demonstrate models for more active learning and less one-sided lecturing and rote memorization.

 

Forty-eight states have signed onto the concept of core standards. This course builds from those suggested national standards in eight subject areas: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music and Movement, and Creative Dramatics.

 

For each subject, the course summarizes basic curriculum elements for first grade. Each lesson includes suggested age-appropriate activities to reinforce the lesson topics. Each lesson also includes teaching tips from experts on how to engage students in learning.

 

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Lesson 1 : First Grade Curriculum Overview

In the United States, there is no specific national school curriculum. Many states don't develop their own particular curriculum 6 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Grade; Six Year Old Development
  • Take Poll: First Grade Curriculum
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2 : Creating Curriculum

Research has shown that the old passive model of top-down teaching is not the best method of producing real learning. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Day at the Elementary Level; Teaching Methods for Elementary Schools
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Writing

There are many components to writing: the motor skill of letter formation, the ability to memorize spellings, and the ability to express thoughts into words. 5 Total Points
  • Review Article: First Grade Writing Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4 : Reading

There are many levels to a strong reading program. It includes individual reading time, social group work and reading aloud from the teacher. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Graders and Reading; First Grade Reading Instruction
  • Take Poll: Routines
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Math

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics emphasizes there is no one right way to teach math. There is also no one right way that students learn. Teaching math is a complex process. 5 Total Points
  • Review Article: First Grade Math Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6 : Science

In the last half of the 20th Century, the thinking in science teaching shifted. Before the space age, the focus had been on learning and memorizing science content: formulas, periodic tables, etc. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Grade Science Activities; First Grade and Science
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7 : Social Studies

In the early grades, experts suggest not to focus on memorizing facts. Instead, give students opportunities to read and study widely and deeply on social studies topics. 5 Total Points
  • Review Article: Social Studies Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8 : Art

For first graders, there is little need to lecture about art. The focus should be on making art, and introducing children to a variety of materials and techniques. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Grade Art Ideas; First Graders and Art
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9 : Music & Movement

From birth, we see children respond naturally to music and rhythm. But musical competencies usually do not come naturally; they need to be taught like any other discipline. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Children's Songs; Music Lesson Plans
  • Take Poll: Music
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10 : Creative Dramatics

Children are natural-born playwrights. From a young age, they act out scenes from life -- rearranging furniture, playing roles, assigning roles. 54 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Dramatics Lesson Plans; Motivating Students Through Dramatic Play
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
100
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what to expect with a first grade curriculum.
  • Describe the process behind creating curriculum for the first grade level.
  • Describe the writing curriculum, reading, math, science, and social studies curriculum for the first grade.
  • Know the art, music and movement curriculum for the first grade, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: First Grade Curriculum
Course Number: 8900084
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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