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History or Science Program ideas


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Joined: Sep 22, 2007
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Posted Sep 26, 2007 at 2:53:45 AM
Subject: History or Science Program ideas

Has anyone found a history or science program that works well with LD's at home??? This should be a program that reads to the student, but has the option to be read. Also should be a fairly independent program except for science "experiements".

Thanks,
Sue

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Janis
Joined Jun 12, 2003
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Posted:Sep 26, 2007 10:50:01 AM

I don't really see that this kind of instruction is good for any LD child. I think unit studies where there are field trips, experiments, projects, videos, etc. are the best way to teach science and social studies to a child with LD. A self study course is most appropriate for a child who is a typical learner and very self-motivated and enjoys book learning.

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Janis
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Posted:Sep 26, 2007 12:06:30 PM

Let me add that something like the Core Knowledge curriculum lends itself very well to a unit study approach.

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SuseyQ
Joined Sep 22, 2007
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Posted:Sep 26, 2007 1:33:08 PM

Janis,
I want a curriculum that will read the material because my daughter struggles with reading. She can do grade level science and history except for the reading. I plan on doing experiments, including Moody videos and arts/crafts for history. I agree that a program should include hands on things. But I'd prefer not having to read the textbooks to my daughter.

Thank You for your insight,
Sue

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