Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

ECH 383 - Language Arts, Culture and Media for Young Children

This course will build candidates’ knowledge of children’s literature, media, dramatic and visual arts, and music and movement education for young children, Birth-Grade 2. Developmentally appropriate curriculum topics will include: utilizing quality children’s literature to plan integrated thematic units, designing rich daily language and literacy routines that involve shared reading, writing and phonemic awareness activities; incorporating music and movement activities to enhance early language and literacy skills, using anti-bias and culturally inclusive curriculum and teaching methods and materials to promote cultural awareness and appreciation, “process” vs. “product” art activities, the importance of dramatic play, collaboration with families, community agencies and other educators, and the principles of Universal Design for Learning to improve access to the curriculum for diverse learners.
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Offered: Summer
Credit: 3