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ERIC Number: EJ817741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0885-985X
An Action Research Exploration Integrating Student Choice and Arts Activities in a Sixth Grade Social Studies Classroom
Kosky, Courtney; Curtis, Reagan
Journal of Social Studies Research, v32 n1 p22-27 Spr 2008
We report on an action research study undertaken to explore how integrating the Arts in social studies education can increase student participation and motivation, and impact student achievement through that increased motivation and participation. Initial lesson plans addressed multiple intelligences while integrating Arts activities and were adjusted based on the teacher's reflective notes and student feedback. Although not anticipated, we found that giving students' choice in what type of activities to complete had the greatest perceived impact on their motivation and participation. Many students' social studies grades increased in response to the integration of Arts activities and student choice. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A