ERIC Number: ED389691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Radical Pedagogical Structures: Infusing a Multicultural Perspective through Environmental Proverbs.
Jackson, Francesina R.
While researchers have long advocated integrating disciplines, practitioners have sometimes viewed the combination of language arts and science for a particular purpose as unnatural and difficult to accomplish. An introductory section of this paper examines the underlying concepts for the integrated approach, that students learn based on what they know, and that genuine learning results from students interacting with and internalizing information into their cognitive structures. The paper describes a lesson plan that provides opportunities for students to use their cultural capital (i.e., their language, history, experiences) as they develop and expand their skills. The particular focus of the lesson is environmental issues, combining language and science. The lesson is designed to demonstrate a multicultural focus through an examination of environmental proverbs from diverse groups. A model lesson plan is provided which outlines the lesson goals and objectives, lists materials required, and offers suggestions for introducing the lesson content, fostering discussion during the lesson, and proposing student activities and projects as well as follow-up activities. (Contains 14 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Multidisciplinary Education