Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

 

College/University __Lake Superior State University____________________________ Code: CB

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards: Michigan State Board of Education, December 2001††††††††††††††† Program/Subject Area: Geography

 

Note:

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification will assess teacher candidate content knowledge in Geography.The single discipline Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in Geography will cover knowledge of Geography (60%); basic information in Economics, History, and Political Science (20%); and skills using information processing, inquiry, and issue analysis (20%).

 

 

Directions:List required courses on matrix and provide additional narrative to explain how standards are met. If electives are included, they should be clearly indicated.Adjust size of cells as needed.

 



Standard/Guideline

Courses and/or Experiences that Fulfill the Standard

 

1.0

Standard 1: Have Content Area††† Knowledge

The program will provide candidates with a minor (20 semester hour†††††††† minimum) or a major (30 semester hour minimum) providing in-depth knowledge of the content specified in Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards for geography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking into account the education needs of students, the teacher candidate is able to utilize a variety of data sources and technologies, such as Geography Information Systems (GIS), to:

 

1.1

describe and compare the locations and characteristics of places, cultures, and settlements;

Elementary

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

 

1.2

explain the reasons for locations and characteristics of places, cultures, and settlements;

Elementary

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

1.3

describe and compare the locations and characteristics of ecosystems, resources, human adaptation, and environmental impact;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG306

These two courses in world regional geography and cultural geography deal with this standard through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

1.4

explain ecosystems, use of resources, human adaptation, environmental impact, and the interactions among them;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG302

This standard is presented and explained through lectures, discussion, readings, maps and other audio-visual materials, and with the use of statistical data

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG302

This standard is presented and explained through lectures, discussion, readings, maps and other audio-visual materials, and with the use of statistical data

1.5

describe and compare the locations and characteristics of economic activities, trade, political activities, migration, and information flow;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302

This course in Economic Geography deals with these topics through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and statistical information

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302

This course in Economic Geography deals with these topics through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and statistical information

1.6

explain reasons for the locations and characteristics of economic activities, trade, political activities, migration, information flow, and the interrelationships among them;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG321, and PS110

These activities are presented and explained in these three courses on economic geography, the geography of Europe and Great Britain, and the political science course on the introduction to American government, through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, audio-visual materials, maps, and statistical data

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG321, and PS110

These activities are presented and explained in these three courses on economic geography, the geography of Europe and Great Britain, and the political science course on the introduction to American government, through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, audio-visual materials, maps, and statistical data

1.7

describe and compare characteristics of ecosystems, states, regions, and patterns in the United States and explain the processes that created them;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG302

This standard is presented and explained in these two courses on world regional geography and economic geography through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG302

This standard is presented and explained in these two courses on world regional geography and economic geography through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

1.8

describe and compare characteristics of major world regions and explain the processes that created them;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geographyofEurope and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geographyofEurope and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

1.9

describe and compare characteristics of major world patterns and explain the processes that created them; and

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geography of Europe and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geography of Europe and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

1.10

describe and explain the causes, consequences, and geographic context of major global issues and events.

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geographyofEurope and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201 and GG321

This standard is met in these two courses in world regional geography and the geographyofEurope and Great Britain through the use of lectures, discussion, readings, maps, and audio-visuals

2.0

Standard 2: Make Interdisciplinary Connections

The program will ensure that candidates understand the fundamental ideas, concepts and facts that provide the basis of the
K-12 content standards in each of the four core social studies disciplines, as specified in the Michigan Curriculum Framework.Programs may include courses required as general education requirements; for example, an American Government course could supplement a geography minor.An interdisciplinary course could be taught as part of a major or minor, such as an economic history course for a geography major.Clear indications of interdisciplinary connections should be evidenced in the course syllabi and measures of candidate performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Taking into account the discipline of geography, the teacher candidate is able to:

 

2.1

sequence chronologically major eras within United States history and key events within those eras in order to examine relationships and explain cause and effect;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

HS131 and HS132

These two courses present U.S. history from colonial times to the present in a chronological and sequential form breaking it into the major eras and dealing with the key events and cause and effect relationships through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, time lines, and other audio-visual materials

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

HS131 and HS132

These two courses present U.S. history from colonial times to the present in a chronological and sequential form breaking it into the major eras and dealing with the key events and cause and effect relationships through lectures, discussions, readings, maps, time lines, and other audio-visual materials

2.2

explain the structure and function of American government, core democratic values, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

PS110

This standard is presented and explained in this course on American government through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, illustrations, charts, and audio-visual materials

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

PS110

This standard is presented and explained in this course on American government through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, illustrations, charts, and audio-visual materials

2.3

describe the market system and apply basic economic concepts as identified in the Michigan Curriculum Framework; and

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302

In this course on economic geography the market system is presented and explained through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, graphs, and statistical data

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302

In this course on economic geography the market system is presented and explained through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, graphs, and statistical data

2.4

describe how political decisions involving women and ethnic minorities have influenced and been influenced by the geography of the United States and the world.

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG306

This course in cultural geography explains how women and minorities have been and are treated by laws and governmental decisions and how these decisions have been influenced by geography. This is accomplished through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, videos, maps, and statistical data

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG306

This course in cultural geography explains how women and minorities have been and are treated by laws and governmental decisions and how these decisions have been influenced by geography. This is accomplished through the use of lectures, discussions, readings, videos, maps, and statistical data

3.0

Standard 3: Can Apply Social Science Perspectives

The program will help candidates develop skills in the crosscutting themes presented in the Michigan Curriculum Framework social studies content standards (inquiry, public discourse and decision making, and citizen involvement).

 

 

The teacher candidate is able to:

 

3.1

Acquire information from books, maps, newspapers, data sets, and other sources; organize and present the information in maps, graphs, charts, and time lines; interpret the meaning and significance of information; and use a variety of electronic technologies to assist in assessing and managing information;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG302

In these two courses in particular students are assigned tasks in the acquisition of information from the various sources identified in this standard and are required to make classroom presentations using appropriate electronic technologies. (All T.E. students at LSSU are required to complete an introductory course in the use of microcomputers and such software programs as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.)

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG302

In these two courses in particular students are assigned tasks in the acquisition of information from the various sources identified in this standard and are required to make classroom presentations using appropriate electronic technologies. (All T.E. students at LSSU are required to complete an introductory course in the use of microcomputers and such software programs as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.)

3.2

conduct investigations including the ability to formulate a clear statement of questions, gather and organize information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret information, formulate and test hypotheses, report results both orally and in writing, and make use of appropriate technology;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG302

In these two courses in particular students are required to make oral and/or written presentations in which they apply problem solving skills which involves the selection of a topic or issue, the formulation of questions or problems relating to that topic, collecting data or evidence, formulating hypotheses and developing and supporting an interpretive thesis in either oral or written presentations

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG201and GG302

In these two courses in particular students are required to make oral and/or written presentations in which they apply problem solving skills which involves the selection of a topic or issue, the formulation of questions or problems relating to that topic, collecting data or evidence, formulating hypotheses and developing and supporting an interpretive thesis in either oral or written presentations

3.3

state issues clearly as questions of public policy, trace the origins of the issues, analyze various perspectives people bring to the issue, and evaluate possible ways to resolve the issue;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302 and PS110

This standard is addressed in these two courses through lectures, discussions, readings, and by additional student participation through oral and/or written presentations

 

 

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302 and PS110

This standard is addressed in these two courses through lectures, discussions, readings, and by additional student participation through oral and/or written presentations

3.4

engage their peers in constructive conversation about matters of public concern by clarifying issues, considering opposing views, applying democratic values, anticipating consequences, and working toward making decisions;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

Students acquire these skills by engaging in classroom discussions, by reading diverse interpretations, by making classroom presentations, and writing papers on various topics

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

Students acquire these skills by engaging in classroom discussions, by reading diverse interpretations, by making classroom presentations, and writing papers on various topics

3.5

compose coherent written essays that express positions on public issues and justify the positions with reasoned arguments; and

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

Students acquire these skills through attending lectures, by participating in classroom discussions, by reading diverse interpretations, and by being required to make oral and/or written presentations in defense of a thesis

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

Students acquire these skills through attending lectures, by participating in classroom discussions, by reading diverse interpretations, and by being required to make oral and/or written presentations in defense of a thesis

3.6

consider the effects of an individualís actions on other people, how one acts in accordance with the rule of law, and how one acts in a virtuous and ethically responsible way as a member of society.

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

In these courses lectures, discussions, and audio-visual presentations introduce students to the responsible use of natural resources, protection of the environment, respect for the rights of women and minorities, and the citizenís responsibility to behave in an ethical and responsible way mindful of the laws and their responsibilities to the community and the wider public

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302, GG306, and PS110

In these courses lectures, discussions, and audio-visual presentations introduce students to the responsible use of natural resources, protection of the environment, respect for the rights of women and minorities, and the citizenís responsibility to behave in an ethical and responsible way mindful of the laws and their responsibilities to the community and the wider public

4.0

Can Provide Social Studies Instruction

The program will teach candidates how to design, present, and assess social studies instruction.(Programs should provide evidence in field experiences or content area methods classes that candidates have developed instructional skills specifically related to geography.)

 

 

The teacher candidate:

 

4.1

is knowledgeable about teaching methods, curriculum organization, and instructional materials in geography;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422

Several microteaching units are assigned in TE 422 using different teaching strategies.All students are required to create curriculum units and utilize technology.Special emphasis is given to multiculturalism in the curriculum

 

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444

Several microteaching units are assigned in TE 444 using different teaching strategies.All students are required to create curriculum units and utilize technology.Special emphasis is given to multiculturalism in the curriculum

4.2

can design, present, and assess instructional activities in geography as described in the Michigan Curriculum Framework teaching and learning standards (higher order thinking, deep knowledge, substantive conversations, and connections to the world beyond the classroom);

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422

Students are required to create service-learning units that require the use of outside resources to develop the unit.Case studies which require the student to develop problem solving skills are also emphasized throughout both classes

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444

Students are required to create service-learning units that require the use of outside resources to develop the unit.Case studies which require the student to develop problem solving skills are also emphasized throughout both classes

4.3

has had multiple experiences presenting geography content to students;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422

All students are required to develop assessment instruments for lessons. TE444 has assessment components as part of the class.Students must create rubrics, assessment instruments and create a demonstration form of assessment

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444

All students are required to develop assessment instruments for lessons. TE444 has assessment components as part of the class.Students must create rubrics, assessment instruments and create a demonstration form of assessment

4.4

has made sustained use of technology appropriate to teaching geography;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422

All students are required to teach using various forms of technology including the internet, power point, hyper studio and other forms of video and computer technology

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444

All students are required to teach using various forms of technology including the internet, power point, hyper studio and other forms of video and computer technology

4.5

can implement the Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards in the geography classroom; and

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422, Methods classes

Candidates are provided with a copy of the Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards before creating lessons.Students are assessed according to their use of content standards embedded within the lesson/unit plan

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444, Methods classes

Candidates are provided with a copy of the Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards before creating lessons.Students are assessed according to their use of content standards embedded within the lesson/unit plan

4.6

will design and use assessments as appropriate to the field of geography.

Elementary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE422 Methods classes

All students are required to develop assessment instruments for lessons. TE444 has assessment components as part of the class.Students must create rubrics, assessment instruments and create a demonstration form of assessment

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE444 Methods classes

All students are required to develop assessment instruments for lessons. TE444 has assessment components as part of the class.Students must create rubrics, assessment instruments and create a demonstration form of assessment

 

 

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