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Plan Inclusive Learning Experience
Which Way Do I Go? (REC #11548) In this lesson from the Ohio Department of Education , which can be opened in either PDF or WORD format, children engage in exploring, talking about, and demonstrating their understanding of

Learn More about Inclusion
Interactive Tools for Parents: Developmental Milestones (REC #9602) This interactive tool allows the user to view how a developmental milestone category changes as a child grows.

Build Family Connections
Pet Survey (REC #6214) This lesson has the children and teacher creating and conducting a survey about pets of friends and family, and eventually analyzing the results..

Explore Inquiry Projects
The Camera Project (REC #13578) Ms. Jo snapped a picture of the children at “work” in the block area. Across the room, children noticed the flash. Juan said, “Take one of me, too!” Others joined in with growing enthusiasm, and that’s when the idea for the camera project first came to mind. It grew into a cool collaboration between preschoolers and high school students.

Examine Best Practices
Early Childhood Social Studies: Using Big Ideas—Discovery Learning and Curricular Integration (REC #8713) This is the third best practice brief, a concise (but meaty) article detailing research based, authentic, and age appropriate experiences, in the area of early childhood social studies.
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