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ERIC Number: ED001290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 28
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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE GIFTED CHILD IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM--GRADES FOUR THROUGH EIGHT.
MCARTHUR, BERNARD
ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES FOUR THROUGH EIGHT IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND LANGUAGE AND READING WERE PRESENTED. EACH SUBJECT INCLUDED A DESCRIPTION OF THE LESSON, WITH MATERIALS, AND HOW TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSES. AN EXAMPLE OF A SCIENCE ACTIVITY WAS BUILDING A TEST COIL FOR A SEVENTH GRADE CLASS. THE MATERIALS NEEDED WERE AN ELECTRIC WIRE, A TRANSFORMER, AND A COPY OF "100,00 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY." THE PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE AN INTEREST IN ELECTRICITY. AN ACTIVITY IN MATHEMATICS WAS ALGORISM DEVELOPMENT FOR FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS. THE TEACHER SHOULD SHOW THE STUDENTS HOW MULTIPLICATION CAN BE DONE WITH THE HISTORIC GELOSIA CHART USING DIAGONAL LINES AS EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED IN "ARITHMETIC FOR THE GIFTED CHILD,""EDUCATION 2000 A.D." FROM THIS DEMONSTRATION CHILDREN COULD BE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP OTHER ALGORISMS. A SOCIAL STUDIES ACTIVITY WAS MATCHING THE LEADERS OF OUR COUNTRY WITH THEIR SAYINGS AND/OR CONTRIBUTIONS, AIMED AT FIFTH OR EIGHTH GRADERS. AN ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF LANGUAGE AND READING WAS CREATIVE THINKING, FOR ANY GRADE LEVEL. THE GAME THAT COULD BE USED WAS CALLED "BRAINSTORMING." THE TEACHER SHOULD INITIATE THE GAME BY ASKING THE CLASS "WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF....." REFERENCE MATERIAL WAS GIVEN WITH EACH LESSON.
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Authoring Institution: Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, NC.
Identifiers: CULLOWHEE; NORTH CAROLINA