Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byEva Moravcik, Sherry Nolte, Stephanie Feeney

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This joyful, child-centered book will help you develop your knowledge of curriculum and understanding of what makes learning experiences meaningful to young children. Designed to help you understand the content and processes involved in curriculum that has intellectual integrity and that celebrates young children, Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children is comprehensive, practical, and engaging to read. It is unique in that it combines a child-centered, child-friendly approach with a focus on meaningful subject area and field-tested content. In this, it demonstrates intellectual integrity and sensitivity to children while supplying you with practical resources for providing educational support to children.

 

The book focuses on four domains: physical (large motor, fine motor, sensory), creative arts (art, music, creative movement), communication (language, literacy, literature), and inquiry (math, science, social studies). Each of the curriculum chapters explores the value of the subject area, describes children’s development in the subject, explains the theory, structure and content of the discipline, and clarifies its connection to early learning standards. A discussion of ways to teach each subject through play in a planned environment, teacher-child interaction, and planned activities is part of each chapter, including examples of a planned activity, a week’s plan, the curriculum area in an integrated study, how children with special needs can be included in this curriculum area, and considerations for working with primary school age children. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.

 

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133573966.   This joyful, child-centered book will help you develop your knowledge of curriculum and understanding of what makes learning experiences meaningful to yo...

Eva Moravcik is a professor of early childhood education at Honolulu Community College. In addition to teaching college classes, her work includes daily contact with children, families, and college students at the Leeward Community College Children’s Center. Much of Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children grows out of her 20-plus year...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135026903

ISBN - 13:9780135026908

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:   Curriculum That Engages Young Children

Chapter 2:   Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Curriculum

Chapter 3:   Planning Integrated Curriculum

Chapter 4:   Large Motor Curriculum: Moving and Learning

Chapter 5:   Fine Motor Curriculum: Manipulating and Coordinating

Chapter 6:   Sensory Development Curriculum: Sensing and Perceiving

Chapter 7:   Language Curriculum: Speaking and Listening

Chapter 8:   Literacy Curriculum: Exploring and Using Print

Chapter 9:   Literature Curriculum: Delighting in Books and Words

Chapter 10:   Visual Art Curriculum: Creating with Hand and Eye

Chapter 11:   Music Curriculum: Creating with Heart and Voice

Chapter 12:   Creative Movement Curriculum: Creating with Body and Mind

Chapter 13:    Math Curriculum: Discovering Patterns and Solving Problems

Chapter 14:    Science Curriculum: Discovering the Natural World

Chapter 15:    Social Studies Curriculum: Discovering the Social World