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ERIC Number: EJ1406224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
EISSN: EISSN-1752-6884
Geography as a Bridge to Meaningful Engagement for English Language Learners
Margarita Jimenez-Silva
Geography Teacher, v20 n4 p163-165 2023
The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE 2023) promotes a number of principles that are central to the work of the STEMSS (STEM + Social Studies) project. Among these principles is the understanding that geography education is a bridge to better understanding and appreciation of all subject matter. Using geography education as a bridge to better understand all subject matter is especially true and effective when working with English language learners (ELLs) because it provides an authentic opportunity to use the language and engage with the material. Stanford's 6 Principles for ELL Instruction (Stanford Graduate School of Education 2013) provide guidance for supporting both the academic and linguistic needs of multilingual students. The principles were created by experts in both language acquisition and academic content learning and are housed under Stanford's Understanding Language: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas resource center. Through the STEMSS project, the University of California Davis's School of Education has worked with K-12 teachers to develop a deeper understanding of how they can use geography as a bridge to meaningful engagement for multilingual students by ensuring that the content is accessible. This article examines some ways in which the 6 Principles can support multilingual students through the National Geography Standards (Heffron and Downs 2012).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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