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ERIC Number: EJ824849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Children Connecting to Their World
Powell, Debbie; Needham, Dick; Aram, Roberta
Science and Children, v46 n4 p40-44 Dec 2008
Planning effective, engaging lessons and units are challenging tasks for a teacher, but the process can also be meaningful and rewarding. Using a "big understanding"--a guiding statement describing essential content you want students to learn throughout the unit--teachers can successfully plan and create lessons around substantive science content while developing inquiry and literacy skills. In this article, the authors explore a way to both guide your planning and make learning relevant by constructing a big understanding from the unifying concepts of science and your state standards. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A