ERIC Number: ED124474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Circus! Oregon ASCD Curriculum Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 332, May 1976.
Fenner, Mildred S.; Witter, Janet
This bulletin discusses the circus, as described by circus companies, and offers ideas by educators from several states for how to use circus-related topics in the classroom. The bulletin is divided into several sections. The first section defines and describes the circus, with a short history. Next, a concise 200-year history of the circus in the United States is provided, followed by a 1975 census of circuses in the United States. A glossary of circus lingo and jargon and a list of phrases born in the circus world are included. How the circus stimulates local economy is explained in another section. Suggestions for teaching about the circus include ideas on animals, a class performance, activities for learning circus history, circus careers, relationship of a circus to the local community, and miscellaneous classroom activities. A lengthy bibliography contains listings on animals, bilingual materials, biographies, circus-related topics, factual and historical information, fiction for older children and adults, fiction and picture books for young children, recordings of circus music, and band and organ records. (ND)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bulletins, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, History, History Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
Oregon ASCD Curriculum Bulletin, P.O. Box 421, Salem, Oregon 97308 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Salem.