ERIC Number: ED437192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Brownstone Afterschool Curriculum.
Institute for Children and Poverty, New York, NY.
Acknowledging the changes that poor and homeless students have experienced, this curriculum guide uses change to focus on the challenges found in transitioning into a new environment. The premise underlying the curriculum is that the forces that shape human life are constantly changing, and in order to give meaning to these changes, students must take a careful look at them and understand their implications for the future. Change is therefore broadly considered and is used to allow students to study issues as diverse as growing up, evolution, plant life, time, and historic revolutions. The 25 projects presented have been separated into three sections. Those in section one provide reading and writing projects such as creating a writer's notebook, reading and writing about growing up, reading stories to find cause and effect, and reading and writing about making new friends and about changing moods and emotions. Projects in section two provide science and math activities exploring changing weather, changing seasons, changing colors, electricity, cycles, and time. Projects in section three provide social studies activities exploring immigration to New York, the Middle Ages, how laws are changed, the American Revolution, and changing clothing styles. Thirteen appendices present further information and worksheets to accompany the curriculum projects. (SD)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Change Agents, Child Welfare, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, High Risk Students, Homeless People, Influences, Life Events, Mathematics Curriculum, Poverty, Reading, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Writing Exercises
Homes for the Homeless, Institute for Children and Poverty, 36 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 ($75). Tel: 212-529-5252; Fax: 212-529-7698.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Institute for Children and Poverty, New York, NY.