Teaching in Themes

Teaching in Themes

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How do teachers and schools create meaningful learning experiences for students with diverse skills, abilities, and cultures? How can teachers authentically assess the learning of their students and build on their strengths and interests in ways that enrich the larger community? How can schools be turned into places where everyone is learning from each other? These are the big questions that guide the work of teachers at the well-known Mission Hill School in Boston and that are addressed in this book. Teaching in Themes will help schools incorporate a whole-school, theme-based curriculum that engages students across grade levels K8. The authors provide detailed descriptions of four thematic units: Whats Baking in Kathys Classroom?, The Impact of Nature and Play, The Struggle for Justice: U.S. History Through the Eyes of African-Americans, and Astronomical Inquiries. Readers will see how teachers and students design emergent inquiries within the themes and create artwork, music, presentations, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences that support differentiated instruction across the curriculum.gions beneath the orbit of Olympus, where are the five planets with the sun and the moon, he calls the world; the part under them, ... 179) The student who chose Philolaus seemed to have a lot of fun creating a model of the solar system according to this understanding. ... next to their model of the solar system, models that were constructed from a range of materials, including Styrofoam balls, bent wire, anbsp;...

Title:Teaching in Themes
Author:Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Jenerra Williams, Jeanne Rachko, Heidi Lyne, Ayla Gavins, Emily Gasoi, Tom Valens, Amy Valens
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-07-27


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