ERIC Number: ED348642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Liberty, Learning, and Literacy: Promoting Higher Order in the Social Studies Classroom.
King, Caryn M.; McDonald, William E.
For 8 weeks during 1991, a project was conducted in which literacy was emphasized within the context of one fourth-grade social studies classroom. The overall goal for this unit of instruction was to create language-rich experiences that would stimulate higher order thinking about the concept of Liberty. Additionally, students were to become more aware of the cognitive aspects of learning through class activities involving reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The activities were meant to be social events since human interaction is an important component of literate behavior. Literacy events included oral presentations by the teacher, a Martin Luther King collage, writing a compare-and contrast essay, and an interactive video. Activities stimulated thinking and discussion, evaluation and interpretation, and writing and revision. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Freedom; Literacy Events