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ERIC Number: ED403536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Content-Area-of-the-Day Contributions To Help Preservice Teachers Make Connections across the Curriculum.
Andrews, Sharon
A content-area reading course for preservice teachers challenges them to engage in the kinds of activities that "real" teachers do or should be doing, demonstrating how teachers can work across disciplines and foster collaborative relationships, while at the same time assisting their students in making connections from one classroom to the next. The creation of content-area-of-the-day contributions allows these preservice teachers to see how their content area applies across the curriculum and results in a plethora of teaching ideas. Their ideas, presented in a format the preservice teachers are given to follow, could be an activity, a game, a resource, a guest speaker, or any other classroom-related teaching idea. Contributions are varied and among them are suggestions for a nutritionist guest speaker for the health/physical education/recreation class; field trips to museums, the National Weather Service, concerts, plays and art shows; games played in a foreign language being taught in the classroom; and the use of children's literature to represent different perspectives of familiar stories. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A