ERIC Number: ED406313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Houses. ThemeWorks: An Integrated Curriculum for Young Children.
This resource book, designed for use with pre-kindergarten through grade 2 students, provides an integrated approach to teaching the curriculum. Through investigation of houses as a theme, students are engaged in whole language activities in art, mathematics, science, cooking, poetry, literature, and dramatization. The guide is organized into three distinct parts: the kickoff, the theme activities, and a culminating event. The kickoff provides an informal assessment of what the students already know about houses. Between the opening and culminating events, the book presents 18 mini-topics related to the theme. The exploration of houses leads students from observations of houses to building a house, to looking at houses around the world and long ago, and to a study of animal homes. Children's stories and rhymes that have houses as a theme are presented. Activities also examine the emotional aspects of houses. Reproducible student papers, vocabulary words, and teachers' curriculum charts are provided. (MM)
Descriptors: Animals, Art Activities, Built Environment, Cultural Awareness, Housing, Housing Needs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Story Telling, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Whole Language Approach
Creative Publications, 5623 W. 115th St., Worth, IL 60482-9931.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A