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What Do Lesson Plans That Use Constructivist Ideas Look Like?



What Do Lesson Plans That Use Constructivist Ideas Look Like?

The following are four lesson plans that illustrate constructivist teaching and learning opportunities. Since there are many different themes in constructivist philosophy, ways of applying the theory, and even clashing "camps" of constructivists, these lessons offer you just a few examples of the many styles used successfully.

Constructivist Expert Lesson Plan Examples

Elementary (3-6) Middle (5-8)
Unit on the Underground Railroad developed by Anna Chan Rekate of the Manhattan School for Children. Lesson on tessellations by National Teacher Training Institute Master Teacher Dory Marcus, adapted by Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, Ed.D.
Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4 Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3


High school (9-12) High school (9-12)
Lesson on earthquakes developed by Alexandar Sabatino, Jr., a National Teacher Training Institute Master Teacher. Lesson on DNA Fingerprinting by Nancy Morvillo, Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College.
Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4





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