ERIC Number: ED417142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-14
A Process Approach to Teaching Thematic Instruction.
This paper presents information on using a process approach to teaching thematic instruction in preservice teacher education. Section 1 offers a junior block thematic mini-unit designed to give students intensive practice in a specific content area by designing a thematic topic in the content area and by developing lessons on three or four related sub-topics. Each lesson is expected to integrate multiple intelligence activities and develop higher-level thinking skills. Section 2 offers the Salem State College Department of Education (Massachusetts) Junior Block Thematic Mini-unit format. Section 3 presents lesson plan criteria. Section 4 describes types of objectives (knowledge, skills, and attitudes), discusses writing objectives, and provides examples of objectives. Section 5 presents a history/social science curriculum framework. Section 6 presents the arts curriculum framework. Section 7 discusses Bloom's levels of thinking. Section 8 offers a right/left brain journal activity. Section 9 discusses what an intelligence is, explaining multiple intelligences. Section 10 offers the Riverdance observation sheet, which uses rhythm, body movement, music, and visuals. Section 11 includes a bio-poem activity in which students write about themselves or any other person. Section 12 offers unit planning materials, including a sample title page, table of contents, rationale, curriculum chart, curriculum web, objectives, lesson plan, assessment, and resources. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February 13-17, 1998).