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ERIC Number: ED319655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The School Bookstore: A Vehicle for the Integration of Learning.
Fuchs, Gordon E.; Moore, Louise
Having an eighth grade class at Holy Angels Elementary School (Dayton, Ohio) open a school bookstore was a project in which concepts learned in various curricular areas were applied to a practical situation. One of the first skills the class learned was how to conduct an effective business meeting. They used their writing skills to write a constitution to govern the operation of their business. In the area of consumer education, the students learned basic principles involved in starting a company. One of the religious concepts taught was that of helping others less fortunate than themselves, as they voted to donate the proceeds of their business to a local soup kitchen. Learnings within the affective domain were also applied as students learned to work with customers and with each other on committees. Leadership was taught when the students elected leaders to supervise their activities. Mathematics skills taught in the classroom were applied when the students operated the bookstore. Concepts learned in art were applied when the students designed posters and fliers for advertising. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A