Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Integrating the concepts and processes of the curricular areas in the elementary school can enhance students' learning. This integration can extend children's thinking-language abilities and their understanding of content. Children's literature can facilitate the integration of the language arts and social studies areas. Historical fiction pieces, full length and picture books, can especially enrich the study of the Civil War. This article includes a review of literature on the integration of the school program through literature and a literature base with accompanying activities that integrates the language arts into a social studies unit on the American Civil War.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1996 Kathryn M. Lage
Lage, Kathryn M., "Integrating the social studies and language arts curriculum through a literature-based program focused on the Civil War" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2721.