Course Syllabus: First Grade Curriculum
with CEU Certificate*
The view of schooling is no longer the textbook-based, one-sided lecture method of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Education theory has shifted dramatically in recent decades. The passive learning styles of our past are now understood to be poor 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 the lessons, this course identifies key concepts and techniques to help teachers transition to this interactive approach to teaching. Drawing on what research now tells us about the brain and how people learn, we 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:
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.
Lesson 1 : First Grade Curriculum Overview
Lesson 2 : Creating Curriculum
Lesson 3: Writing
Lesson 4 : Reading
Lesson 5: Math
Lesson 6 : Science
Lesson 7 : Social Studies
Lesson 8 : Art
Lesson 9 : Music & Movement
Lesson 10 : Creative Dramatics
All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.
|Lesson 1 Exam||5|
|Lesson 2 Exam||5|
|Lesson 3 Exam||5|
|Lesson 4 Exam||5|
|Lesson 5 Exam||5|
|Lesson 6 Exam||5|
|Lesson 7 Exam||5|
|Lesson 8 Exam||5|
|Lesson 9 Exam||5|
|Lesson 10 Exam||5|
|The Final Exam||49|
- Understanding Phonics
- The Relation of Values and Core Beliefs with Building Self-Esteem
- Substitute Teaching Daily Routine
- Types of Classroom Management: Assertive Discipline
- Self-Esteem Building During the Elementary and Middle School Years
- Solving Classroom Problems: Democratic Discipline
- Common Questions About Substitute Teaching
- What are Homonyms?
- Managing Self-Esteem in Toddlers
- The Schedule of Substitute Teaching