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ERIC Number: ED451094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China