M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Health education (Elementary)--New Jersey; Inquiry-based learning--New Jersey
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study is to teach wellness to students in a fifth grade class using inquiry and critical literacy books. I taught lessons that incorporate the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Health to find out how this knowledge affected the students' lives. I worked with twenty-four students in a fifth grade class for a sixteen week period during my student teaching. I used a student questionnaire to gather information and also analyzed the student participation during lessons and responses to what was taught. I found that through the teaching of wellness through inquiry and critical literacy books, my class developed into a learning community in which they worked together, enjoyed books, treated each other with respect, and learned how to be their best selves by making good decisions.
Shalhoub, Casey, "What happens when a fifth grade class takes an inquiry stance into their own wellness through a critical literacy lens?" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 932.