ERIC Number: ED374050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
LETs Integrate the Curriculum: Learning Enhancement Teams and the Social Studies Core. A Monologue.
Peters, Richard O.
This document discusses Learning Enhancement Teams (LETs). Working together, social studies teachers from grades K-12, science teachers, vocational education teachers, curriculum specialists, instructional support services personnel, media specialists, contracted services representatives, administrators, and community resource people design instructional units that can be easily infused into existing subject matter curriculum or can provide the basis of a holistic curriculum across the several grades. In this way a social studies core curriculum, addressing the need for students to be aware of their surroundings, both immediate and distant, can be designed to include elements of the natural and physical sciences and vocational education. This integrated studies programs blends selected concepts, content knowledge, and subject specific skills into a holistic model that emphasizes the continuous acquisition, application, reinforcement, and refinement of information and abilities in the social studies, the sciences, and vocational education. Such a curriculum trains students to become nature sensitive, culture literate, skilled workers. Contains 10 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies
Global Horizons: The Center for Applied Eco/Social Studies, 6829 Roseland Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78414.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Corpus Christi, TX.