Creative Resources for School-Age Programs / Edition 1

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This is the one resource that meets all the varied needs of professional educators and caregivers of today's primary and intermediate school age children. Whether the mission is fun, academics or a combination of the two, these activities are designed to successfully achieve classroom goals. The more than 300 activities presented here draw from the areas of the fine arts, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and physical activities. These fun, motivational activities are developmentally appropriate and easy to implement, making this book a value resource for teachers and other professionals working with children. Each of the six units contains an introduction to the content area being addressed, identification of content selected based on national standards, and a brief discussion of the activities that are included.

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This product has open my eyes to the many different types of resources available childhood educators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401837266
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/21/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Platz has years of experience teaches early childhood social studies, integrating curriculum and supervised student teachers. She has experience in preschool and primary education as a teacher, had directed several early childhood programs, was a parent educator and currently is involved in teacher education at the early childhood level.

Donald and Nancy Platz both work with early childhood teacher training program at the University of Wisconsin—Stout. Donald Platz teaches early childhood math and science methods courses, and supervises student teachers. He has years of experience as an early childhood teacher, early childhood program director, primary teacher and teacher educator in early childhood education.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Unit One: Fine Arts. Chapter 1: Music. Chapter 2: Arts/Crafts. Chapter 3: Theater. Unit Two: Language Arts. Chapter 4: Creative Writing. Chapter 5: Poetry. Chapter 6: Reading Challenges. Unit Three: Mathematics. Chapter 7: Algebra. Chapter 8: Numbers and Computation. Chapter 9: Measurement. Chapter 10: Geometry. Chapter 11: Data Analysis and Probability. Unit Four: Physical Activity. Chapter 12: Games. Chapter 13: Movement. Chapter 14: Fitness. Unit Five: Science. Chapter 15: Physical Sciences. Chapter 16: Life Sciences. Chapter 17: Earth Sciences. Chapter 18: Environment. Unit Six: Social Science. Chapter 19: Geography. Chapter 20: History. Chapter 21: Economics. Chapter 22: Multiculturalism. Chapter 23: Civics. Appendices. Index.

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