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ERIC Number: EJ1134655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
The Evolution of a Big Idea: Why Don't We Know Anything about Africa?
Meyer, Michael James
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v2 n1 p41-56 2009
This article is about my experiences as a ninth grade history teacher trying to implement a "big idea" unit on ancient African history. My experiences as a first year teacher and also my experience in seeing this unit develop over three years are chronicled. I conclude that implementing a big idea strategy of instruction is possible in a "real" classroom, that this implementation is more of a journey than a destination, and that big ideas do help students to learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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