ERIC Number: ED429321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
Bring Life into Learning: Create a Lasting Literacy.
Graves, Donald H.
Aiming to bring a new sense of adventure to teaching and learning by focusing on the lives of historical figures, artists, and scientists, this book is a "how-to" for teaching the most important lesson of all: becoming human. Each chapter includes several "Actions" designed to bring the human aspect of various disciplines center stage while teaching essential learning skills. It includes sample scripts for historical role plays, charts for delineating characters' motivation, art exercises, interview scripts, lists for recording personal observations on science and nature, and more. Chapters in the book are: (1) Let's Bring People Back into the Curriculum; (2) A Workshop on People; (3) Learning to Read Characters; (4) A Reading and Writing Workshop on Character; (5) Constructing Ourselves; (6) People and History; (7) Opening New Doors to History; (8) Artful Thinking; (9) Let the Arts Lead ; (10) From Seeing to Art; (11) Science: Change in Motion; (12) Learning to Think through Science; and (13) Bring Life into Learning. (RS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Characterization, Elementary Education, History Instruction, Reading Instruction, Role Playing, Science Instruction, Scientific Enterprise, Scientists, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($15). Tel: 603-431-7894; Web site: www.heinemann.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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