Course Description

Teaching social studies demands a deeper curriculum that questions inconsistencies of facts and opinions in various texts and images. This timely course offers opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and the active examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and recognize the realities of their students’ lives for a richer understanding of our complex world. Young learners need to be prepared to develop solutions to entrenched and difficult issues such as systemic racism, environmental problems, political divisions and pandemics.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to address social justice issues.
  • Increase critical thinking and emotional literacy
  • Create an inclusive curriculum


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Social Studies For a Better World
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Rodri´guez Noreen Naseem, & Swalwell, K. M. (2022). Social Studies for a Better World: An anti-oppressive approach for elementary educators. W. W. Norton & Company.
Lundy, K. G. (2020). Teaching fairly in an unfair world. Hawker Brownlow Education.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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