ERIC Number: ED436771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Central and South America: Language Arts around the World, Volume II. Cross Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.
Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of Central and South American cultures. The units in the book reach diverse needs by working through emotional memory, deductive reasoning, and multiple intelligences. Features of the book include: ready-to-use activities; emphasis on skills; reading texts; and group demonstrations. After an introduction on the role of language arts in social studies, units in the book deal with Mexico, Central America, Islands in the Caribbean (The West Indies), Peru, and Brazil. Appendixes list 11 additional resources on folktales and legends, annotations of 4 children's books about other cultures, and 8 web sites that offer general information. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Cultural Traits, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Skills, Social Studies, Spelling, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Writing Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698; Family Learning Association, 3901 Hagan St., Suite H, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: South America