ERIC Number: ED334111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Mary Lake: A Case Study of Fifth Grade Social Studies (American History) Teaching. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 26.
A case study of the methods of teaching U.S. history that have been developed by an exemplary fifth-grade teacher is presented. It includes description, rationale, and examples of the instructor's overall approach, along with detailed recording of everything done during a month-long unit on the English colonies. The teacher's approach is notable for its limits imposed on breadth of coverage in order to focus on connected main themes and related basic facts; its use of teacher story telling, rather than relying on the textbook, as the major source of information to students; its frequent integration of history content with language arts teaching; and its emphasis on significant writing assignments and cooperative learning activities (instead of more typical worksheets and tests). (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.