ERIC Number: ED336278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Arctic Land Animals: A Language Development Unit for Science Life and the Environment Living/Non-Living Things. Grade One.
McGregor, Cathy, Ed.; Gilmour, Margy
Successful bilingual education requires good teaching in both languages. For many years northern Canadian educators have wrestled with the difficulties of teaching English with inappropriate commercial materials from the south. These units were developed by the Department of Education using the Language Development Approach, which is seen as the most effective and efficient method to teach English-as-a-Second Language/dialect (ESL/D) students. The guidebook contains teacher's notes, resources, initial assessment activity, lesson plans, culminating activities, evaluation activities, poems, songs, and stories. Lesson topics include living/nonliving things, appearance and behavior, animal homes, food, life cycles, people, and land animals. Interdisciplinary activities for each unit are provided. Each lesson includes a list of English vocabulary, sentence patterns, and concepts developed in the lesson; special materials required; concept development/language exposure; language practice; and applications. (KR)
Descriptors: Animals, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Science, English, English (Second Language), Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Music, Poetry, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers: Arctic; Northwest Territories