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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Applying Themes and Disciplines

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The following video segment provides classroom examples of theme-based lessons in social studies.

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View Video Segment: Theme-Based Lessons

Go to this segment in the video by matching the image (to the left) on your screen. You'll find this segment approximately 14 minutes into the video. Watch for about 19 minutes.

As you watch, note the themes, disciplines, concepts, and processes demonstrated in the classroom examples. Record your observations on the Viewing Chart (PDF), then compare your answers to those of the workshop participants.

After you've completed the chart, write your answers to the following questions:

  • How do the two lessons differ in terms of teaching strategies?
  • How many disciplines does each lesson cover? What would you add?
  • What factors determine whether a lesson plan is based on a single discipline or multiple disciplines?
  • What are the advantages of an integrated lesson plan?
Assignment.

Save your written work to submit as an assignment.

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