Satisfying Our Needs

Satisfying Our Needs

Level: Primary

Series Title: Carlong Primary Integrated Studies (CPIS)

Subject: Integrated Studies

ISBN: 978 976 638 083 0

Pages: 168

Age Group: 5 - 7 years

Published: 2006

Carlong has pioneered the development of a comprehensive range of activity-oriented textbooks for Jamaica's new, completely integrated curriculum for the first three years of primary school.

Satisfying Our Needs is the fourth of five books intended for Grade 2 in the totally integrated and innovative series, Carlong Primary Integrated Studies.

The activities in the book therefore integrate Social Studies, Science and Technology, Religious Education, Art and Craft, Drama, Music and Movement. Interwoven throughout all this mix are strands of key Mathematics and Language Arts concepts.


Vilma McClenan
was Coordinator of the UWI Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), Mona, for many years. She is a distinguished science educator, who in 2000 was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for Science and Technology Education. She is also the main author of the landmark First Steps in Science (FSIS) series.
Bernetta Porter
former Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica and has been the Training Officer for the Primary Education Support Project (PESP). She has also served as Assistant Coordinator of the NAP.
U. Eugenie Harrison
is an experienced educator who also taught at the teriary level for over 10 years. She is the Principal of Harrison's Preparatory School, Jamaica.
Sharon Neil
taught English as Principal Lecturer at the tertiary level. She is a Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica where she has served on the Primary Education Implementation Project (PEIP) and on the NAP.
Wintlett Browne
taught social studies at the secondary and tertiary levels for many years.

Key Features

  • Explores all the objectives and attainment targets of the Revised Primary Curriculum
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all the focus questions
  • Presents a wide variety of activities that foster the development of the multiple intelligencies

Look out For:

  • Words to Learn lists
  • Teacher/Parent Help activities to ensure that parents/guardians stay involved in their child's learning
  • Graphs to help students to begin to understand how we can organize, present, interpret and use information in a different way