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Preserving Elementary Social Studies Through Integrated Instruction

dc.contributor.authorSweeney, Meryl
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department capstone projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this project is to evaluate the merits of implementing integrated instruction at the elementary level. A particular focus is the use of social studies concepts to organize integrated instruction around significant problems or issues. This is considered as a valuable instructional approach for combatting the marginalization of social studies and other non-tested subjects in elementary classrooms due to the pressures of No Child Left Behind.This investigation includes a description of concept-based integrated instruction,an examination of elementary social studies in the current educational climate, and a discussion of the benefits that integrated instruction affords students and teachers. An integrated fifth grade unit on immigration, "Coming to America", helps serve to bring the discussion of integrated instruction from the theoretical to the practical.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.subjectIntegrated elementary instructionen_US
dc.subjectSocial studies conceptsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCurriculum planningen_US
dc.subject.lcshInterdisciplinary approach in educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial sciences -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Curriculaen_US
dc.titlePreserving Elementary Social Studies Through Integrated Instructionen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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