ERIC Number: ED451094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Idea Book for Educators, 2000-2001.
O'Connell, Libby Haight, Ed.
Idea Book for Educators, Fall 2000-Spr 2001
The Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 issues provide ideas for teaching based on Arts and Entertainment and History Channel programming. The Fall issue contains study guides such as: "Inside Story: Street Racing: The Need for Speed" (analyzes the legal and moral implications of street racing); "Longitude" (examines the difficulties of maritime exploration prior to the invention of accurate clocks, the scientific process applied to navigation, and the political implications of naval dominance in the 18th century); "F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer" (presents a portrait of Fitzgerald through interviews with family members and confidantes); and "Biography Close-Up: So You Want To Be President" (examines the steps necessary to secure the U.S. Presidency and discusses the character of presidential contenders). The Spring issue contains study guides such as: "The Great Gadsby" (considers 1920s culture in the United States, including the aftermath of World War I, Prohibition, and jazz, and explicates Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gadsby"); "Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All" (illuminates the struggle for racial equality by examining the impact of Thurgood Marshall's career and convictions); "Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior" (discusses Joan of Arc's place in 15th century Europe, the influence of religion on political and military events, and medieval gender roles); and "The Planets: Terra Firma" (examines the elemental make-up and geological forces of planets in the solar system). Each study guide includes objectives, vocabulary, discussion questions, activities, Web sites, and further reading lists and indicates the corresponding television program. A section of teaching ideas submitted by educators is also included, based on A&E and History Channel programs. (BT)
Descriptors: Advertising, Astronomy, Biographies, Critical Viewing, Educational Media, Foreign Countries, Geography, Government (Administrative Body), High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Mass Media Use, Middle Schools, Presidents of the United States, Social Studies, Space Exploration, Television Viewing, United States History
A&E Television Networks, Attn: Community Marketing, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017; Web site: http://www.aande.com/class/ and http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: China