ERIC Number: ED176921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Resource Units: Primary K-3, Intermediate 4-6. Migrant Child Institute, Summer 1978.
Wheelock, Warren H., Ed.
Presented are units prepared by the participants of Arizona's Migrant Teacher Institutes which were organized to train participants in the implementation of individualized instruction. Part I describes what a learning center is, how to begin and evaluate learning centers, and the distinguishing features between a teaching unit and a resource unit. Suggested learning center activities presented on the topic of food include: a language center featuring show and tell and use of the telephone to order groceries; a math center with play money to buy groceries and estimating exercises; a science or health center using food and food pictures to distinguish likenesses and differences and to classify foods by taste; an art center with macaroni art; a music center with songs about food; and an audio-media center using food related films and tape recordings of children eating food. Part II presents six complete resource units; collections of suggested teaching and learning experiences and materials are organized around a selected topic or area. Each unit includes goals, objectives, specific teacher-directed motivational activities, committee and group work projects permitting students to make alternative topic choices and approaches, pre- and post-unit evaluative measures, and a unit-concluding activity. The grade K-3 units focus on animals, dinosaurs, and community awareness. The grade 4-8 unit topics concern the migrant worker, air and water pollution, and life in the middle ages. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Air Pollution, Developmental Reading, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Laboratories, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrants, Pollution, Primary Education, Puppetry, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Rural Education, Self Directed Classrooms, Speech Skills, Summer Programs, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Water Pollution, Zoology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix. Div. of Migrant Child Education.
Identifiers: Arizona; Dinosaurs; Middle Ages