ERIC Number: ED365620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Blue Ribbon Schools: Outstanding Practices in Geography Education, 1989-90 and History Education, 1990-92.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
This document is a report on 16 schools selected as Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding programs in geography or history. The report is divided into four parts. The first part discusses the curricular frameworks and guidelines for elementary and secondary schools in geography education. Areas discussed include: (1) current achievement and instruction; (2) goals of geography education; (3) curriculum; (4) instruction; (5) teacher preparation; (6) obstacles and initiatives; and (7) references. Part 2 gives profiles of the eight outstanding schools in geography. The schools are: (1) Lee County Primary, Leesburg, Georgia; (2) Aikahi Elementary, Kailua, Hawaii; (3) Diamond Elementary, Gaithersburg, Maryland; (4) Aquila Primary Center, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; (5) Hebrew Academy of Atlantic County, Margate, New Jersey; (6) Andrew Jackson Elementary, Old Hickory, Tennessee; (7) Corpus Christi Catholic School, Houston, Texas; and (8) Ashlawn Elementary, Arlington, Virginia. The third part of the report is the curricular frameworks and guidelines for elementary and secondary schools in history education. Areas discusses are interdisciplinary instruction, time on task, and cultural diversity. References are included in this section also. The last part of the report is the profiles of the winning schools in history. They are: (1) Black Mountain Middle School, San Diego, California; (2) Rancho Buena Vista High, Vista, California; (3) Broad Meadows Middle School, Quincy, Massachusetts; (4) North Shore High, Glen Head, New York; (5) Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York City, New York; (6) Thomas J Stovall Junior High, Houston, Texas; (7) Highland Park Elementary, Austin, Texas; and (8) Eton School, Bellevue, Washington. (DK)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Guidelines, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.