ERIC Number: EJ721542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
The Integrated Curriculum
Science and Children, v42 n6 p21-25 Mar 2005
While there is frequent talk of integrating science with mathematics, and more recently, science with literacy, the author has always felt that at the elementary level there is more overlap between social studies and science. Mathematics and literacy share essential skills with science (e. g., measurement and data collection, observation and description), but with social studies there is the potential for content to cross over. Therefore, she was thrilled to be offered a position as the science coordinator at the Brooklyn New School with the express purpose of collaborating with teachers to develop a science curriculum integrated into the school?s existing social studies units. She collaborated with the school's three third-grade teachers to develop this science curriculum integrated with their fall study of China. Her hope is that this can serve as a model for integration regardless of what social studies curriculum teachers are using.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Social Studies, Curriculum Development, Astronomy, Grade 3
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; New York