Interview and Standards Investigation

Interview and Standards Investigation


Interview a teacher in the elementary grades regarding the teacher’s social studies instruction. Include at least eight questions.

Create your own questions such as:

  1. Do you use a textbook?
  2. What do you think of the standards for social studies?
  3. How much time is spent per day in this subject area?

Document the interview questions and answers and submit with the Standards Essay.

Standards Essay

Choose one grade level in the elementary grades. Evaluate the social studies standards on the Arizona Department of Education’s website for that grade level for such things as thoroughness, clarity, and two other criteria of your own choosing.

Write an essay of 750-1,000-words as a well-supported, objective, academic response to the interview and standards investigation, analyzing how social studies is currently taught today.

Use the GCU Library to research a minimum of six peer-reviewed articles that support your rationale.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit both the interview and the essay as one deliverable to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of this topic.

Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Practicum/Field Experience Observation and Activity Log. This document must be signed by the appropriate classroom teacher or interviewee at each location that you visit. This log is located in the Teacher Preparation Programs Practicum/Field Experience Manual, located on the College of Education page in the Student Success Center.

Submit the completed Practicum/Field Experience Observation and Activity Log to Taskstream after you have accumulated all of the required practicum/field experience hours for this course.