ERIC Number: ED365066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Modifications: Indiana Site. Project SPRING: Special Populations Resource Information Network for the Gifted.
Spicker, Howard H.; Aamidor, Shirley
This report presents promising curricular practices for use with special populations of gifted students, such as students who are economically disadvantaged, have handicapping conditions, live in rural areas, or belong to a minority group. The report first presents a transition curriculum which enriches and extends the regular curriculum for fourth grade children and is designed to increase teachers' awareness of nontraditional gifted students' potential. Sample transition curriculum units are provided on the topics of Indians in Indiana, Earth Day, and the pioneers of Indiana. In the next section, the video portfolio is presented as a way of recording such events as student interviews and student documentaries of home and family. This section discusses camcorder techniques, interview techniques, and documentary directions. The next section describes a learning activity called the Artifact Box Exchange Network, which is a project that involves students in collecting, tagging, and referencing a set of artifacts that are representative of their locale; exchanging artifacts with students in a distant, unknown locale; and studying the contents to identify the locale. The report briefly describes use of computer bulletin boards and an interdisciplinary unit of study on water. Copies of overheads and handouts conclude the report. (JDD)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Background, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted Disadvantaged, Interdisciplinary Approach, Minority Groups, Rural Areas, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Videotape Recordings, Water
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: For related documents, see EC 302 690-692.