INTEGRATED STUDIES

Living and Non-Living Things in My Environment

Living and Non-Living Things in My Environment

Level: Primary

Series Title: Carlong Primary Integrated Studies (CPIS)

Subject: Integrated Studies

ISBN: 978 976 638 079 3

Pages: 242

Age Group: 8 - 9 years

Published: 2007

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. The series is organized around the curriculum's focus questions and emphasizes concept formation, content coverage, skills development and vocabulary building.

To ensure comprehensive coverage of the curriculum, there are five books for each year, making a total of fifteen books for three years.

Living and Non-Living Things in My Environment is an attractive activity-oriented textbook which generates enthusiasm for learning through class discussions, group work, games, puzzles, poetry and alternative assessment strategies that have been aligned to the Focus Questions, Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Revised Primary Curriculum.

Authors

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.
Marcia Campbell
experienced primary level teacher in Jamaica. She has served as a resource teacher for the MOE, Jamaica.
Marva Griffith-Green
former Senior Administrator in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UWI, Mona. She has served education in many roles as an outstanding science educator who is one of the authors of Carlong's landmark First Steps in Science series.
Eunice Gilzene
was an experienced teacher in the Jamaican classroom.
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.
Hyacinth Leyden
former retired school principal. She has served as a resource teacher of social studies at the tertiary level in Jamaica.

Key Features

  • Concepts taught using a completely integrated and student-centred approach
  • Students will develop critical-thinking, problem-solving and science process skills, as well as positive values, attitudes and habits of mind
  • Activities and content designed to lay the pedagogical foundation for upper primary
  • Attractive and stimulating visuals ar an integral part of the learning process

Look out For:

  • What have you learnt? and Window on Words at the end of each Focus Question summarize the concepts and key words learnt
  • Teacher/Parent Help pages involve parents and guardians in their child's learning process
  • Assessment tasks interwoven throughout as well as at the end of each Focus Question