ERIC Number: ED439854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Project Approach: Meeting the State Standards.
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v2 n1 Spr 2000
This paper suggests that when engaged in project work, children apply most of the skills identified in the age-appropriate state learning standards. To illustrate how good-quality project work addresses the Illinois state learning standards, this paper describes a project conducted by a second-grade class on their community--Grafton, Illinois. The paper focuses on two children who, as part of the Grafton project, studied churches in the community. The paper describes the project's three phases and discusses how, through the process of investigating a topic of interest to them, representing their new knowledge, and sharing their work with others, the children applied the skills identified by the Illinois state learning standards as necessary for early elementary school students. Appended are selected Illinois Learning Standards for Early Elementary Grades, adopted July 1997 by the Illinois State Board of Education. (Author/LPP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Documentation, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 2, Performance, Primary Education, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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