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ERIC Number: ED391711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Creating a Theme Study Classroom around "Big" Questions: Opportunities and Constraints.
Hausfather, Sam
This paper reports from an observant participant's point of view on a theme study conducted in a fifth-grade classroom at a laboratory elementary school of a small, private liberal arts college in Georgia. The "Theme Study" is a student-centered approach that "emphasizes a coherent and holistic approach to learning through the study of broad themes rather than compartmentalized subject areas." The study discusses the basic four components for theme study: (1) planning; (2) researching; (3) synthesizing; and (4) presenting. The themes presented include: (1) "Why are we Here?" (geology/geography); (2) "Native American Studies" (changes); (3) "Exploring the Unknown" (early U.S. explorers/astronomy); (4) "Taking Off on Investigations" (pioneers and heat energy); and (5) "Greed and Charity" (slavery and the Civil War). Contains 36 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia