ERIC Number: ED340656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Our Connections to Europe: A Teaching Unit for 5th or 6th Grades.
Revel-Wood, Myriam; Ochoa, Anna, Ed.
An interdisciplinary unit written for upper elementary or middle school students is designed to help students to develop a global perspective by discovering their many connections to the world through an in-depth study of Europe. The unit deals with concepts and skills from geography, history, anthropology, economics, language arts, earth and life sciences, and the arts. A teacher's guide organizes the unit into five lessons: (1) discovering European connections through the print media; (2) finding European links in cars and clothing; (3) gathering information through parent interviews; (4) discovering cultural universals in European folktales; and (5) doing "links" projects in the community. The lessons are planned to help students develop the skills they need to collect data through interviews and other means, to analyze the results, to draw conclusions about their individual and their community's European connections, and to organize and write their papers. Student materials contained in this document include research sheets, maps, suggestions for student projects, and discussion guides. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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