ERIC Number: ED308136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Teachable Moments. Issues 1-20.
Drum, Jan; Otero, George
"Teachable Moments" are teaching aids about global perspectives in education. Number 1 explores disparity between what people say and what they think and do. Number 2 requires students to compare objects/concepts to illustrate that some see only differences, others see only similarities, and some see both. Number 3 examines growing global interconnectedness and its impact on students' lives. Number 4 questions "What can one person do?" Number 5 addresses the problem of knowing the world. Number 6 describes how students can encounter diversity and multiple perspectives close to home. Number 7 explores student ideas about heroism. Number 8 uses 1986's top news stories to stimulate discussion. Number 9 addresses women's global issues. Number 10 deals with the meaning attached to the symbols and logos of organizations sponsoring international projects. Number 11 discusses the classroom use of the television show "60 Minutes." Number 12 teaches students to care more about their world. Number 13 helps teachers to get to know their students. Number 14 discusses the fact that knowledge does not always determine behavior. Number 15 uses the book "A Day in the Life of America" to acquaint students with their fellow citizens. Number 16 explores the state of the world and perspective consciousness. Number 17 addresses the myth that newspapers tell the whole story. Number 18 helps students see the world in depth, instead of superficially. Number 19 illustrates people's tendency to overlook the obvious. Number 20 allows students to design and manipulate calendars to explore multiple perspectives. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, World Affairs, World Problems
Publications Coordinator, the Stanley Foundation, 420 East Third Street, Muscatine IA 52761 (Issues 1-20, $10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.; Las Palomas de Taos, NM.