ERIC Number: ED081130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Guide: Elementary Gifted Education. Project Gifted.
Cranston School Dept., RI.
The pilot edition of the curriculum guide for elementary gifted education of the Cranston, Rhode Island, school department offers a resource framework for the presentation of academic material while providing for individual instruction and initiative. The curriculum funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offers activities in language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics which stress the development of skills while allowing students to pursue individual interests. The material is presented in terms of objectives, activities, and evaluations. Examples of language arts activities suggested are the composing of titles for untitled newspaper articles and the discussion and use of proper grammatical forms. Social studies activities include a study of the Huguenots and Narragansett planters, and the construction of a Sahara nomad's home. The science curriculum is said to be based on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Program and to stress the ability to use the scientific method of problem solving and the development of scientific skills and understandings by activities such as the construction of an electrical circuit. Activities for the mathematics curriculum include the application of mathematics to the hypothetical construction of a home and to a trip to Niagara Falls. A final chapter summarizes characteristics of gifted children. (DB)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cranston School Dept., RI.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III