ERIC Number: ED517928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
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Parallel Curriculum Units for Science, Grades 6-12
Leppien, Jann H.; Purcell, Jeanne H.
Based on the best-selling book "The Parallel Curriculum", this professional development resource gives multifaceted examples of rigorous learning opportunities for science students in Grades 6-12. The four sample units revolve around genetics, the convergence of science and society, the integration of language arts and biology, and the periodic table. The editors and contributors provide user-friendly methods for creating more thoughtful lessons and show how to differentiate them for the benefit of all students. Included are field-tested and standards-based strategies that guide students through: (1) Exploring the nature of knowledge; (2) Discovering connections between science and other subjects; (3) Deepening science comprehension according to their interests and abilities; and (4) Connecting science to society through the study of genetics, historic events, literature, and chemistry. Each unit includes subject matter background, a content framework, study components, teacher reflections, and sample lessons.
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Biology, Units of Study, Language Arts, Chemistry, Science and Society, Genetics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
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