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Coleman, Diane J.; Monger, Joyce R. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
Learning activities that expose students to the concepts of economics are presented, using concrete examples involving the daily activities of zoos and their visitors. The activities call for students to identify zoo expenses, evaluate decisions about zoo spending, and consider the financial and moral costs of treating animals humanely. (JDD)
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Trede, Mildred – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
The topic of Presidents and First Ladies provides a thematic approach to the teaching of writing skills and thinking skills in the academic areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Activities include, among others, creating a graph of Presidential characteristics and creating a play about an event in one President's life.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Presidents of the United States
Gurcsik, Bruce – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
Ten strategies are offered to aid the special gifted class teacher to communicate better with parents, colleagues, and the local community. These include scheduling group parent meetings, encouraging parents to visit the class, using "one-minute" notes and phone calls to brief individual parents, and developing a program brochure. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Interpersonal Communication, Parent School Relationship
Trede, Mildred – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
Learning activities to develop skills in various curriculum areas including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science are presented, focusing on the theme of education in centuries past. Sample activities include contrasting the Spartan and Athenian educational systems and using Pestalozzi's charts for math functions. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts
Coleman, Diane J.; Monger, Joyce R. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
This chapter from the book "A New View: Economics and the Zoo" makes use of a zoo setting to teach basic concepts of economics. The chapter presents zoo-related learning activities on the concepts of revenue, community support, and philanthropy. (DB)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
Rousch, Nadine M. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
The Collaborative Approach to Writing, which has turned reluctant writers into enthusiastic authors, involves the direct teaching of the mechanics of writing and provides students an opportunity to practice their skills as they work together to write a novel. Students work in groups to develop a plot outline, write, edit, and publish. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Novels
Trede, Mildred – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
This book excerpt presents several learning activity ideas related to negotiating. Students review principles of negotiation, write about their experiences negotiating, learn about body language, find historical examples of good negotiators, practice mathematics skills in negotiating spending money for a trip, and examine the impact of humanity's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Power, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills
Trede, Mildred – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
This curriculum unit, intended for use with gifted students and others, uses the theme of queens and honors to develop writing skills across the curriculum. Sample learning activities are suggested for the areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities
Coleman, Diane J.; Monger, Joyce R. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
This curriculum unit, intended for use with gifted students and others, uses the daily activities of a zoo gift shop to teach principles of economics including the law of demand, the nature of a market, and influences on product demand. (DB)
Descriptors: Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning Activities
Schlichter, Carol L. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
Twelve books are recommended for use with gifted children to attract their love for learning, adventure, and fantasy. Brief reviews and illustrations describe recent books in such subjects as architecture, authorship, creative writing, language, art, and parody. (DB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Reading Interests
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Todd, Sally; Black, Sharon J. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1994
A biblical parable is used as an allegory for five principles of "stewardship" that teachers can use to guide gifted youth including teachers first teach correct principles; students set their own goals; teachers are available to assist students; students are responsible for seeking help; and students take responsibility for their stewardship. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Student Development
Collins, Norma Decker; Cross, Tracy L. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1993
This article presents a three-stage writing process designed to enhance the writing skills of gifted students, increase their engagement in the subject matter, and provide a greater degree of understanding of the content area. The stages are referred to as prewriting, writing, and rewriting. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Prewriting, Revision (Written Composition)
Frey, Cecile P. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1993
This article describes several books published by Free Spirit Publishing which help gifted students to understand their giftedness. The books deal with such issues as parental pressure, teasing of peers, perfectionism, stress, underachievement, personal autonomy, self-esteem, lying, and strategies for success in school. (JDD)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Gifted
Meeker, Mary – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1991
Long-documented gaps between male and female performance on tests of spatial mathematics ability are discussed. Possible explanations are offered, and suggestions are put forth for cultivating spatial relationships ability in girls through sports and other activities. (PB)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Mathematical Concepts
Grandgenett, Neal – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1991
This article reviews technological advances in educational computer use and discusses applications for computers as tools, tutors, and tutees in mathematics education of gifted students. Computer-assisted instruction, artificial intelligence, multimedia, numeric processing, computer-aided design, LOGO, robotics, and hypercard software packages are…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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