ERIC Number: EJ1036287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Preservice Teachers Map Compassion: Connecting Social Studies and Literacy through Nonfictional Animal Stories
Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E.; Vander Zanden, Sarah M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n3 p219-230 May 2014
Nonfiction stories of animal compassion were used in this literacy-social studies integrated lesson to address both efferent and aesthetic stances in transmediation of text from picture books to maps. Preservice early childhood and elementary teachers chose places from the nine recent children's stories, symbolizing them on a map while completing other map elements such as legend, index, title, and compass rose. Compassion and social-emotional skills were woven into the project by representing the affective tone of story events at various places through choice of place name adjectives. A social studies extension included analysis of how the five themes of geography were depicted on the map. Synopses of the books, one map made by first graders, and three preservice teacher-made maps, along with efferent and aesthetic elements and examples of geography themes from the maps are included. Suggestions for implementation and extension of the lesson with early elementary students are provided.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Animals, Altruism, Literacy Education, Integrated Curriculum, Social Studies, Aesthetics, Picture Books, Maps, Childrens Literature, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Affective Behavior, Geography, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
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