ERIC Number: ED468409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Links across the Curriculum, Culture, and Time. Final Performance Report.
Archer, Barrie S. D.; Barrett, Jeanne
This grant's goals for high school teachers were threefold: (1) in the core courses and elective classes to collaborate and create lessons with a central theme; (2) become proficient with computer technology and utilize Internet resources as integral components of their lessons; and (3) enrich, enliven, and update the content of their classes using a humanities focus and facilitate meeting the standards of the assessments of the state of Ohio. To establish the frequency of their use of lesson plans using the Internet and to gauge their experience with interdisciplinary projects, grant co-directors devised an instrument to assess the team's knowledge of Mayan culture and history. The same instrument was given to the team at the beginning of the project and at the end of the project. After lengthy discussion, the team reached consensus on the design and theme of the project: the "Virtual Child" concept was adopted as part of the delivery system. After the "Narrative Description", this report is divided into twelve appendices: (1) "Appendix A" (The Problem and Attachment: 'The Virtual Child and Galactic Federation Research Guide'); (2) "Appendix B" (Conflict E-Mail); (3) "Appendix C" (Big Questions and Leading Questions); (4) "Appendix D" (Survey Results); (5) "Appendix E" (Publicity); (6) "Appendix F" (Pretest/Posttest for 'Schools for the New Millennium' Planning Grant); (7) "Appendix G" (Student Interests Survey); (8) "Appendix H" (Student Pretest); (9) "Appendix I" (Charts Illustrating Schedules for Week); (10) "Appendix J" (Charts Illustrating Student's Week Schedule and Timing of Leading Questions via E-Mail); (11) "Appendix K" (Placement of Virtual Child in School Year); and (12) "Appendix L" (Interdisciplinary Lessons (Art Lesson; Math Lesson; Music Lesson; STD's Lesson; Foods Lesson; Culture Lesson; Disease Lesson; Ball Game Lesson; Government Lesson; Language Arts Lesson; Communications and Conflict Lesson)). (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internet, Pretests Posttests, Secondary School Teachers, State Standards, Teamwork, Technology Integration, Thematic Approach
Beaver Local Board of Education, 13093 State Route 7, Lisbon, OH 44432. Tel: 330-385-6831; Fax: 330-386-8711. For full text: http://www.beaver.k12.oh.us/performance.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio