ERIC Number: ED471573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Teaching the Three R's Through Movement Experiences.
Gilbert, Anne Green
This book, which is geared toward K-6 classroom teachers with little or no experience in movement education, emphasizes the integration of movement with the academic subjects taught in the classroom. Movement experiences are presented through specific problems that children can solve by using their bodies in a variety of ways. The problems can be solved individually, by partners, or by small and large groups. After an introduction to movement education, six parts focus on: (1) "Language Arts Problems" (e.g., the alphabet, reading readiness, rhyming, spelling, stories, poems, and emotions); (2) "Mathematics Problems" (e.g., math readiness, numbers, counting, computation, measurement, and geometric shapes); (3) "Science Problems" (e.g., the body, the five senses, seasons, weather plants, animals, machines, electricity, magnets, and gravity); (4) "Social Studies Problems" (e.g., occupations, transportation, customs and cultures, holidays, physical environment, natural resources, and government); and (5) "Art Problems" (color, materials and textures, and symmetry and asymmetry). (Contains approximately 225 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Teaching, Dance Education, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Movement Education, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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