NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED235995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-16
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Our Class as an Icosahedral Community.
Christman, Elizabeth Ann
Multicultural study, visual and language arts, social studies, and geometry are integrated into this 2-month unit for the elementary classroom. The unit is divided into 3 segments, centering around the creation of a class icosahedron in which each of the shape's 20 faces represents 1 class member. Actual construction of the icosahedron constitutes the first segment of the unit. For this assignment, each student is required to bring pictures or personal items from home and arrange these on a triangle which will be his contribution to the icosahedron. The second segment contains a set of follow-up activities designed to analyze information collected in the icosahedron. Some of the activities recommended are discussion of student-teacher and student-class relationships and an examination of the role of the individual in the community. The final segment of this unit is a supplemental project in which students write self-portraits and biographies. For each segment, materials, detailed directions, relevant discussion topics, and suggested readings are outlined. Methods for evaluating the unit, such as student-teacher conferences and end unit games are recommended. An appendix offers a sample letter to parents explaining the unit. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A