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AN EXPLORATION OF SONG AS A STRATEGY TO ENGAGE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS DURING SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS

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Date Issued:
2018
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this thesis is to explore how curriculum-related songs provide an engaging atmosphere for elementary students learning social studies concepts. The investigation done for this thesis examines the resources available to teachers in terms of songs to be used for pedagogical engagement of social studies lessons. Through research and video analyzations it can be concluded that students are overall intrigued by the usage of songs in their social studies lessons. During the social studies lessons observed in the video analyzations, the elementary students are focused, exhibit positive body language, participate, and have fun. Since engagement is documented within the analyzed videos and supported through others' research to be beneficial for students, this thesis researched and found a place for songs in elementary social studies lessons. Since there are a lack of current social studies resources that contain a musical element, eight social studies lesson plans were produced specifically for this thesis to demonstrate how songs can be implemented into the elementary curriculum to engage students.
Title: AN EXPLORATION OF SONG AS A STRATEGY TO ENGAGE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS DURING SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS.
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Name(s): Rome, Morgan, Author
Jennings-Towle, Kelly, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to explore how curriculum-related songs provide an engaging atmosphere for elementary students learning social studies concepts. The investigation done for this thesis examines the resources available to teachers in terms of songs to be used for pedagogical engagement of social studies lessons. Through research and video analyzations it can be concluded that students are overall intrigued by the usage of songs in their social studies lessons. During the social studies lessons observed in the video analyzations, the elementary students are focused, exhibit positive body language, participate, and have fun. Since engagement is documented within the analyzed videos and supported through others' research to be beneficial for students, this thesis researched and found a place for songs in elementary social studies lessons. Since there are a lack of current social studies resources that contain a musical element, eight social studies lesson plans were produced specifically for this thesis to demonstrate how songs can be implemented into the elementary curriculum to engage students.
Identifier: CFH2000302 (IID), ucf:45792 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-05-01
B.S.
College of Education and Human Performance, School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Social Studies
Songs
Elementary
Student Engagement
Multiple Intelligences
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000302
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Host Institution: UCF

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