ERIC Number: ED173333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Learning Through Movement: Teaching Cognitive Content through Physical Activities.
Werner, Peter H.; Burton, Elsie C.
Action-oriented learning activities are focused on in this book which attempts to outline an approach for stimulating and motivating children to learn through movement. The book is divided into five parts, each dealing with an aspect of the elementary school curriculum. Part one is concerned with the language arts and is divided into three chapters relating how listening and speaking, reading and writing, and nonverbal communication can be taught through physical activities. Part two presents the concepts of mathematics, and the lessons that have been developed are the whole numbers and the metric system; mathematical sentences, sets, and field properties; and quantitative ideas, measuring and graphing, and geometry. Part three discusses the teaching of science and covers stability, levers, Newton's laws of motion, factors affecting the human body and its movement, sound, and biological and earth sciences. Social studies concepts including living and working together, our home the earth, our country's heritage, and regional studies are presented in part four. Part five concerns the related arts concepts, and covers activities designed to teach the concepts of music, with activities exploring dynamic, tempo, pitch, mood, shape, phrasing, and rhythmic structure, and concepts of art and movement including line, form, shape, space, color, and design and composition. Illustrations and diagrams are included, and a lesson plan is set forth for each curricular area. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Modalities, Movement Education, Multisensory Learning, Music Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Activities, Science Education, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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