Summary: Curriculum in Early Childhood takes an integrated, theme-based approach to curriculum rather than focusing on specific subject-matters or activity areas. This combination textbook/curriculum guide features activities and themes which are strongly grounded in early childhood theories. As such, the guide begins with a coherent focus on the aims of education and its content, including what education for children is all about, and what children should learn. The c ...show moreurriculum guide section is organized into six themes and accompanied by appropriate activities. Skills are integrated into the content contexts.
Presents six "umbrella" themes: familiar things in our world, the physical world, the animal world, the plant world, the world of communication, and the world of vehicles and transportation. Each of the themes contains 4 or 5 units of study, providing a total of 26 units containing concepts and learning experiences (activities) that span the preschool and early primary grades.
Offers a Curriculum Guide and Brief Descriptions that give an overview of each theme and brief description of all activities for quick reference to sections and the appropriate activities. Photos and line drawings provide design information.
Includes detailed activity plans (50) that contain specific information about instructional interactions, adaptations to children of differing ages and abilities, and suggestions for extensions.
Provides conceptual foundation for curriculum to give the reader the "whys" of early childhood curriculum. The remaining six chapters provide a comprehensive curriculum and guide to instruction.
Furnishes a Resources section that features listings of children's books to help save teachers time. ...show less
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