Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects; Interdisciplinary approach in education;

Abstract

Based on professional reading on the values of an integrated curriculum and a literature-based approach to integrating the language arts and the science areas, a unit on energy--fossil fuel, solar, wind, hydroelectric, nuclear, and geothermal--was developed for grade five. By integrating the content and processes of science and the processes of the language arts, students' understanding of the science concepts and their thinking-language abilities could be extended. A literature base, represented by several genres, enriched the learning environment of this unit. The learning experiences were presented through centers, many of them literature-based, and teacher-directed sessions. The students' responses to the unit were assessed by qualitative means--student journals, Venn diagrams, and a rubric. The students found the options for learning energizing. As a result, they took charge of their learning.

Year of Submission

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms

Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (20 leaves)

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