ERIC Number: ED396813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Learning through Visions--Primary Grades: A Resource Guide for Early Childhood Services and Grades One, Two and Three.
Spencer, Keith; And Others
The goals of this curriculum resource guide are to: (1) explore subject integration at the primary level through the reflective experiences of educators; (2) provide visual and verbal activities that enhance student learning; (3) provide a forum for educators to present their instructional experiences through the theme across the curriculum approach; and (4) provide a resource for flexible curriculum implementation that adapts to the needs of individual students and educators. There are four sections in the guide, one for each grade from early childhood classrooms to grade three. Each section, written by a different educator, has the following components: (1) a philosophy; (2) an introduction to the section theme; (3) 5 general learning expectation questions; (4) 5 major activities; (5) 5 extended activities; (6) 15 support activities provided by the authors other than the section author; and (7) blank forms that invite the educator to design more creative activities. Each section has an appropriate theme and central topic for the grade level, and activities are based on learning expectation questions concerned with: general definitions, people, environment, matter, and animals. The theme and central topic of each section are: early childhood services--identity and my world; grade one--interaction and seasons; grade two--change and culture and traditions; and grade three--movement and patterns. Flash cards of student artwork, with brief critiques, are provided to strengthen art appreciation skills and to introduce document themes as story starters and bulletin board displays. Contains 23 references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Interests, Student Needs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northland School Division No. 61, Peace River (Alberta).