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Kennedy, James H. – 2001
This paper presents a resource list of instructional materials that can serve as the basis for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) lessons on holidays and festivals. The paper explains that learning about holidays and festivals provides a way for English language learners to gain a better understanding of North American culture. The resources are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Biller, Jerry – 1994
This paper describes the "Make-A-Problem" activity through which students can reframe their attitudes toward mathematics by putting art into the mathematics class. "Make-A-Problem" contains three sections: (1) problem--the student creates a problem dealing with a specific concept assigned by the instructor; (2) picture--an artistic interpretation…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Cramer, Susan; Rose, Stephen; Winterfeldt, Henry – 1999
This paper describes a cyclical staff development program designed to help teachers, specifically social studies teachers, gain expertise with technology and learn how it can be infused into their classrooms. The cyclical staff development program has three complementary components: (1) skill development; (2)focus on instruction; and (3) material…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Centurion, Henry – 1997
Techniques for using children's rhymes, games, tongue twisters, and fables in Spanish to teach bilingual education classes are described. It is argued that these abundant materials serve as natural sources for authentic Spanish from a variety of Hispanic cultures. With the appeal of rhythm, rhyme, and game-like feeling, they can be used to teach…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Language, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
Haas, Mary E. – 1997
In these lessons students gather information from pictures and by listening to recordings from radio shows of the 1930s and 1940s. Students predict how radio changed people's behaviors and survey older adults about their radio listening habits. Students conclude that radio had a big impact on the lives of people in the past and that it lay the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family History, Instructional Materials, Mass Media
Meskill, Carla; Mossop, Jonathan; Bates, Richard – 1998
This paper details a 2-year study of exemplary uses of electronic texts (information displayed electronically on a computer screen) in two English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learning contexts. Topics include the following: the need and desire to communicate; opportunities for topic control; and opportunities for planned and unplanned discourses.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Posthofen, Renate S. – 1994
Because of the concern about declining German second language enrollments in the United States, there is a need for enhanced cultural education in the second language curriculum. Current global circumstances, including an increasingly multicultural society and widespread need for intercultural communicative competence, not just grammatical…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training
Frank, Marcella – 1993
Two developments in 20th-century grammar are discussed, focusing on aspects that may be useful in training teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). The two developments are (1) the large descriptive grammars based on usage surveys, which give a systematic and detailed presentation of facts of usage, and (2) procedures for analyzing a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grammar
Pino, Barbara Gonzalez – 1991
A survey of 368 second language teachers at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and college level in the southwest United States (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas) investigated teachers' priorities for language instruction in the 1990s. Respondents ranked aspects of language instruction in priority order. Results were…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Articulation (Education), Curriculum Design, Education Work Relationship
Kalivoda, Theodore B. – 1987
Foreign language listening comprehension instruction too often relies on brief selections read aloud or sporadic teacher talk interspersed with native language (NL) utterances, which fail to provide sustained listening practice. NL is overused for grammar-related talk, reducing target language exposure, encouraging translation, and hindering…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
Bailey, Dale S. – 1984
Three young adult novels published in 1983 or 1984 that are worthy of a place in the literature curriculum are discussed. These books have a special appeal to adolescents, deal with problems students might encounter growing up, expand their self-awareness and their experiences, and are teachable. They contain balanced, recognizable, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction
Turvey, Joel – 1984
A small group activity involving the study of a cultural group is presented. The assignment consists of four activities: making a map, giving an oral report, choosing a writing activity, and participating in a skit about a cultural group. The assignment lists seven step-by-step procedures and grading criteria. Student groups choose among 12…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits
Rooze, Gene E. – 1987
The goal of this paper is to examine some erroneous ideas about teaching thinking skills and the use of computer tools, especially databases. The paper reviews: (1) the importance of databases to the teaching of social studies; (2) the teacher's role in aiding students to develop and use databases; (3) the reintroduction of effective teaching…
Descriptors: Computers, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Databases
Crawley, Frank E., III – 1989
The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior for predicting the behavioral intentions of teachers enrolled in the Institute in Physical Science. The study investigated three determinants of teachers' behavioral intentions set forth in the theory of planned behavior, namely attitude toward the behavior,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Braverman, Marc T.; Yates, Mary Ellen – 1989
This study addressed whether the educational impact of a zoo visit can be enhanced through the provision of appropriate instructional supports such as preparatory trainings or orientations. One important function of the educational process, in contrast to providing direct information or skill development, is to make the learner more sensitive to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Facilities, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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