ERIC Number: ED389198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Gold Rush--A Fully Integrated Instructional Unit.
Caldwell, Natalie R.; Downs, Mary Ann
This instructional unit is aimed at Grade 4, limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, music, art, physical education, and drama. It uses the California "Gold Rush" historical time period to teach students English language, concentrating on pre-production, early production, speech emergence, and intermediate fluency. The lesson plan includes a description of the theme and rationale of the unit, content outline, instructional objectives, and description of assessment. The unit is to be taught over 1 week, in 40-minute lessons, and includes a day-by-day lesson content, with vocabulary building lists. Homework assignments and parent/community involvement are suggested. Instructional components include English language development, primary language instructions, especially designed academic content in English, cross-cultural/self-esteem building, and parent/community involvement. (NAV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Grade 4, History Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Portfolio Assessment, School Community Programs, Second Language Learning, Self Esteem, State Departments of Education, Student Evaluation, Units of Study, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Content Area Teaching
Note: For related instructional units, see FL 023 406-410.