ERIC Number: ED370100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Theme Immersion: Inquiry-Based Curriculum in Elementary and Middle Schools.
Manning, Maryann; And Others
Noting that "theme immersion" is different from the traditional unit or theme approach, this book first defines theme immersion as "an in-depth study of a topic, an issue, or a question." The book then illustrates aspects of theme immersion with teacher profiles, interviews, and classroom vignettes to assist teachers in implementing a theme study approach. The book notes that theme immersion topics should emerge from the experiences and current needs of students and that the teacher does not impose or control ideas, but is an active member of a community of learners. Chapters in the book are: (1) Becoming a Theme Immersion Teacher; (2) Theme Immersion Topics; (3) Implementing a Theme Immersion; (4) Demonstrating Research Techniques; (5) Expressing Knowledge; (6) Assessment and Evaluation in Theme Immersions; (7) Profiles of Theme Immersions; (8) Interviews with Theme Immersion Teachers; and (9) Dreaming: Portrait of a Theme Immersion (a photographic essay). A resource section (consisting of an 38-item annotated bibliography, literature for selected theme immersions, magazines for student research, suggestions for family and community history theme immersions, and selected addresses for theme immersion information) is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interviews, Middle Schools, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($19.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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