Active Learning Across the Curriculum: Teaching the Way They Learn!
Active Learning Across the Curriculum: Teaching the Way They Learn provides hundreds of activities that help teach major concepts in the content areas of art, language arts, math, music, science, and social studies, taking advantage of the fact that young children don’t learn best while sitting!
Detailed lesson plans offer objectives, step-by-step instructions, suggestions for ensuring success, alternate activities, and curriculum connectors, with recommendations for children’s literature and music.
Active Learning Across the Curriculum is organized according to content areas and major concepts, making it a real time saver for teachers and early childhood professionals who understand the value of active learning and who want to teach to the “whole child.”
Teachers often look for new ways to teach concepts. Active Learning Across the Curriculum by Rae Pica is a wonderful addition to any elementary teacher’s professional library. “Movement is a young child’s preferred mode of learning,” is exactly right and an integral part of an early childhood classroom. This book has multiple ways of using developmentally appropriate practices to ensure children understand basic concepts. It also goes a step further as it addresses such issues as “personal space.” As an early childhood advocate, I would highly recommend this book for novice teachers and masters alike as they search for fresh ideas.
Becky Villareal, Retired Teacher