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ERIC Number: ED453911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56090-168-3
It's about Time: A Resource Unit.
Beckwith, Chris; Cassida, Joanne; Cote, Brian; James, Amy; Lane, Steven; O'Donnell, Heidi; Stroble, Suzanne; Tracy, Stacie
Noting that middle level teachers interested in involving their students in curriculum planning and instruction need resource materials to draw on, this document presents such a resource unit developed by a group of eight veteran middle level teachers and designed to be used within an integrated curriculum framework. Part 1 introduces the unit, discusses its use within a standards-based curriculum, and describes how to use the resource unit. Part 2 presents a rationale for studying time and includes middle school students' questions about time. Part 3 describes activities related to five strands of time: (1) time, culture, and society; (2) tracing time, considering the influence of the past on the present and future; (3) time and language, focusing on how time concepts are represented in human language and literature; (4) time and the environment, examining how the physical environment changes over time; and (5) time and the individual, focusing on the impact of time on people. Part 4 delineates inquiry-based projects involving time. Part 5 provides guidelines in developing successful student evaluations, from rubrics to narrative assessments. Part 6 provides sample culminating events for selected activities. Appended are three rubrics: a general rubric to be used with writing activities and two assessment tools. (Contains 14 resources.) (KB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Westerville, OH.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A