ECE 640 Topic 2 Assignment Clinical Field Experience A: Bringing Science and Social Studies Together
Developing cross-curricular instruction is a way for students to apply diverse knowledge and skills. By diving into the curriculum, teachers can integrate and create cross-curricular lessons that are beneficial and developmentally-appropriate for students.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field (grade level K-3) to support this field experience.
For this assignment, arrange with your mentor teacher to observe both a science lesson and a social studies lesson. Following the observations, interview your mentor teacher about integrating science and social studies content into cross-curricular instruction.
Listed below are possible talking points for your interview:
Spend any remaining field experience hours observing or assisting the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word reflection summarizing the insights from your mentor teacher on developing and science and social studies lessons. Explain how your mentor teacher incorporates and plans cross-curricular instruction. How will this influence your future professional practice?
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.