ERIC Number: ED274416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Made by Human Hands: A Curriculum for Teaching Young Children about Work and Working People.
Wenning, Jessie; Wortis, Sheli
Intending to demonstrate how concepts and skills are intrinsic to high-quality early childhood curriculum and can be integrated into activities centering on the theme of work, this curriculum guide provides activities for implementation across a major portion of the school year. The curriculum is organized into sections dealing with work in the child care center, family, and community. Beginning with a summary list of objectives for following units, each section contains two or more units of activities and a discussion of why the particular content was chosen and how it is related to curriculum goals. Issues for parents and teachers to discuss are listed along with guidelines for defining priorities and particular goals. The main portion of each unit is the list of suggested activities. Many of the ideas are presented in an open-ended fashion so that each school and classroom teacher may incorporate their own ideas, activities, and sequences. Concluding remarks focus on ways teachers have extended the work theme to other curriculum areas. Related books for children and adults are listed, along with resources for teachers. (RH)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Day Care Centers, Educational Resources, Family Life, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Work Experience
Multicultural Project for Communication and Education, Inc., 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multicultural Project for Communication and Education, Inc., Cambridge, MA.