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Table 5–2Example Checklist for Developing CurriculumPossible TopicsAsk Yourself: Relevant to Mostof the Children?Ask Yourself: Can It Be Integrated AcrossMost Subjects?Ask: Does It Promote Higher-Order Thinking?
Possible TopicsAsk Yourself: Relevant to Mostof the Children?Ask Yourself: Can It Be Integrated AcrossMost Subjects?Ask: Does It Promote Higher-Order Thinking?have the capacity to memorize, it has no meaning or relevance for them.silhouettes of Lincoln and Washington and paste them on paper, but why do it?activities.SECOND GRADERS Studying whalesChildren at this age do not have tolive by the water to be able to understand life in the ocean. It will be most relevant to children who can actually see whales where theylive or travel but books and videos can bring the topicto life for all.Whales can be classified by differences and comparing behaviors. They inspire art and literacy. There is a wealth of relevant material for children to research and investigate. The size of whales can arouse mathematical inquiries.Museum scale models can enhance representational play.Children at this age can explore topics such as keeping whales incaptivity for people to observeas well as the need to protect the ones that are endangered. Some may be ready to discuss the use of whales for subsistence orgourmet foods.With national trends for standards, accountability, and initiatives linked to funding such as Race to the Top, K–12 teachers are frequently being challenged with questions such as “Why are you doing that?” and “What are the children learning?”School AgeMrs. Jensen knows how to help children become interested in subjects included in state standards. For instance, the topic of nutrition may sound boring or beyond the
reach of young children, but it isn’t when you take a trip to the supermarket to buy items from each food group and use them for a class cooking projectPreschool