Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
While working in a small independent special school, this writer developed an animal curriculum for four emotionally disturbed boys with another teacher. The teaching of this curriculum took place from March to June of the school year 77-78. This independent study is a description and analysis of the animal curriculum done with special students.
This paper is structured so that it begins with a description of the new environment of these children including a daily schedule. A short explanation of the group's functioning and brief case studies are included. Previous curricula and the origin of this curriculum is discussed. An outline of the concepts and activities is presented, followed by a complete record of the various learning experiences and the children's reactions. After the learning experiences are presented there is a summary on each child's most successful experiences and areas of development. The conclusion of this paper considers the value, difficulties and possible future of this type of curriculum.
McNamara, M. (1978). A Description and Analysis of an Integrated Science-Social Studies Curriculum for a Class of Emotionally Disturbed Children. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/311