ERIC Number: ED386684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Beyond Book Buddies: Interdisciplinary Teaching across the Grades.
Guthrie, Jeanne; Perea, Karen M.
Introducing teachers to the possibilities of cross-grade-level learning, this book explains the rationale and goals for cross-age grouping and presents 12 interdisciplinary instructional units of study. Each unit in the book contains a rationale, specific directions for the teacher, reproducible handouts for students, rubrics for evaluating students' projects, required materials, and lists of supplementary books and materials. While embedded in language arts, the units in the book incorporate the sciences, math, social studies, physical fitness, fine arts, and performing arts. Units of study in the book: (1) introduce students to the world of research; (2) capture students' imagination by studying the moon and then creating an original moon colony; (3) use math manipulatives to create new math games; (4) develop a mail system for the school; (5) help students become aware of the environment and what they will need to do in the future to protect it; (6) challenge students to study the inventions that have given the students the lifestyle to which they are accustomed; (7) bring arts to the forefront; (8) help students become aware of celebrations, holidays, and cultural diversity; (9) create a classroom museum; (10) produce a neighborhood newspaper; (11) create menus and exercises for the benefit of the entire family; and (12) publish the works of students in the school. A 36-item bibliography, and rubrics for reading, listening, writing, oral presentation, and bonding are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Physical Fitness, Social Studies, Student Publications, Units of Study
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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