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How to integrate movement into a traditional unit study of Arkansas history





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The research question addressed in this project was, how to integrate movement into a traditional unit of study of Arkansas History? The motivation behind creating a curriculum that integrates movement was the struggle of seeing unengaged students sitting in their seats through a whole class period. This capstone provides a six week curriculum that uses active learning strategies to get students moving during the learning process. Hart's theory of brain-based learning was the first to be published that demonstrated the connection between the brain and learning. Research continued to show connection between brain-based learning and movement. Darst and Pangrazi offer insight into active learning strategies that could be used in a classroom. The author created a six-week curriculum that integrates movement ideas from Darst and Pangrazi, cooperative learning and other active learning strategies into each lesson plan.

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