ERIC Number: EJ1229150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students to Read the Land through an Inquiry-Oriented Community Tour
Morris, Ronald V.
Social Studies, v110 n6 p251-266 2019
Teacher practices created experiences for students to guide their inquiry by creating opportunities to gather data through field notes. Students examined their county and gathered data from the field on a daylong investigation of their county. Students generated questions and considered their observations at multiple stops. Students learned to take field notes through drawing, gathering evidence from the landscape, and recording both facts and interpretations from the experience. Students considered movement, human interaction with the environment, and time both as continuity and as change.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Active Learning, Inquiry, Data Collection, Field Trips, Notetaking, Ecology, Local History, Observation, Neighborhoods, Place Based Education, Physical Environment, Social Studies, Discovery Learning, Physical Activities, Inferences, Human Geography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana