ERIC Number: ED342608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Finding Your Bearings, Grades 4-9. Project AIMS.
Project AIMS (Activities to Integrate Mathematics and Science) has as its purpose the integration of subject matter in grades K-9 on the premise that such integration enriches and makes learning meaningful and holistic. In fact, extensive field testing of the curriculum materials produced by AIMS has confirmed that integration produces the following beneficial results: (1) mathematics becomes more meaningful, hence more useful; (2) science is increasingly studied and understood, with a significant economy of time; (3) there is improved quality of learning and retention; and (4) there is a dramatic increase in students' motivation and involvement. This teaching guide to geography for grades 4-9 contains 32 lessons, each with a teaching instructions page with lists of materials, objectives and procedures, and reproducible worksheets for students. Topics include: (1) "Around the Globe"; (2) "General Geography"; (3) "Grids and Scales"; (4) "Road Maps"; and (5) "Relief Maps." Also included is a checklist of social science processes, science processes and math skills; a list of children's literature which may be used to extend these lessons, a list of materials for the unit, various outline maps, and information on the AIMS project. (CW)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Geography, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Maps, Middle Schools, Orienteering, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science
AIMS Education Foundation, P.O. Box 8120, Fresno, CA 93747 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: AIMS Education Foundation, Fresno, CA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SE 051 962-965.