Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
I implemented a social studies unit on bread with twenty first graders in a public school setting in the Fall of 2002. The unit incorporated a four month inquiry based study which provided the students with hands on activities, trips, and research based opportunities. Throughout the unit I observed and documented the students work and experiences in a variety of settings. I am presenting the bread curriculum as it was designed this fall with the 6-7 year olds because I believe it is a deeply enriching program that can be molded to fit and be successful with most classroom settings. The addendum includes my observations and insights during the implementation of the bread study and how the curriculum could be further improved.
Manalis, D. (2003). A First Grade Social Studies Curriculum: Bread. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/289