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ERIC Number: ED315206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Gifted and Talented Students: The Show Must Go On.
Steinmiller, Robert; And Others
This paper offers an overview of the Academic Enrichment for Gifted in Summer (AEGIS) programs, an in-depth view of one AEGIS program, and a description of the creation and production of a historic play. In 1984, Arkansas sponsored its first 5 summer AEGIS programs, involving 275 students. In 1988, programs served 1,300 students. Day-programs offered outdoor biology and ecology courses, drama classes, and mathematical modeling studies. Residential programs offered experiential learning in art, science, languages, outdoor studies, theater, and environmental education. Arkansas' 1986 Sesquicentennial celebration sparked an AEGIS history program that used an interdisciplinary approach and integrated art, literature, humanities, drama, and music into historical studies. Forty high school students selected for the program were divided into four groups, each of which focused on a particular period of Arkansas history. Students listened to lectures, heard poetry, took field trips, wrote creative fiction, and worked collectively to produce a play incorporating what they had learned during the program. The students used brainstorming sessions, improvisational exercises, and videotape to create the final production. Within 2 weeks, the talented and gifted students had written and produced a play, which was presented on the final night of the summer program. (TES)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas