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ERIC Number: ED190477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
U.S. History for the Gifted and Talented.
Zola, John; And Others
The major objective of this teaching guide is to help high school classroom teachers of United States history develop and implement curriculum for gifted and talented students. Specifically, it presents objectives for gifted students in the area of social studies, offers a structure upon which discussion questions and learning activities can be based, and provides nine Learning Activity Packets (LAPs). A LAP is a module of subject-related teaching materials which move from structured questions to guided activities and finish with open-ended inquiries. LAP titles are "The History of History,""American Revolution,""Technology and Modernization,""Cultural Egotism,""Nazism,""Land Use and Culture Conflict: The American Indian vs. White Settlers,""Racism, Discrimination, & Prejudice,""War and Warfare: The Civil War," and "Foxfire." For each LAP, information is given on an overview of the topic, guiding questions, sources of further information, activities, investigative techniques, and extension activities. Students are involved in a variety of activities including compiling annotated bibliographies, writing research and position papers, discussing history-related issues in class and in small groups, defining concepts and generalizations, and preparing history classes for a lower grade. Students are expected to be highly self-directed and to use sources available in the school and community in addition to sources suggested in the unit. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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