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Gentile, J. Ronald; Lalley, James P. – 2003
This book describes the concept of mastery learning in the classroom and the various foundations upon which it is built. Five chapters discuss: (1) "Understanding Mastery Learning" (e.g., the learning/memory base, the measurement base, theoretical bases, and the brain base); (2) "Examining the Standards: Math, Science, Social Studies, and English…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Faculty Development
Parker, Walter C. – 2003
This book contributes to the debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. The book demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. It bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education;…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Literacy
Alvarado, Amy Edmonds; Herr, Patricia R. – 2003
This book explores the concept of using everyday objects as a process initiated both by students and teachers, encouraging growth in student observation, inquisitiveness, and reflection in learning. After "Introduction: Welcome to Inquiry-Based Learning using Everyday Objects (Object-Based Inquiry), there are nine chapters in two parts. Part 1,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Formative Evaluation, Inquiry
Patrick, John J. – 2003
A recent report, "Educating Democracy: State Standards to Ensure a Civic Core," was issued by the Albert Shanker Institute of the American Federation of Teachers. This report comparatively analyzes and evaluates the standards for the teaching and learning of civics which state-level departments of education in the United States have…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
Selwyn, Douglas; Maher, Jan – 2003
This guidebook proposes a different way of teaching history: start from today and keep asking questions. The guidebook's theory is that as students investigate possible answers, they make connections across miles and centuries. It contends that, along the way, they experience that essential insight of the social studies point of view has…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, John J. – 2003
During the past 30 years, there has been a global surge of democracy. For most people of the world today, democracy is the prevailing source of political legitimacy. In 2002, 121 of the world's 192 sovereign states could be recognized as democracies in terms of the minimal global standard for an electoral democracy. This digest discusses: (1) the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
Olio, Brenda K. – 2003
Wilbur and Orville Wright undertook the first test airplane flight on December 17, 1903, at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Their success represented the culmination of four years of painstaking research and trials in which they designed and improved their flying machines at home in Dayton, Ohio, and tested them each year near Kitty Hawk, North…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 2003
This California examination teacher guide provides essential information and preparation guidelines for teachers and serves as an instructional aid in the classroom. The guide deals with the disciplines of economics, government/civics, and United States history. Each discipline area is divided into five main sections: (1) "Test Content"…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics
Alibrandi, Marsha – 2003
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer application for urban planning, weather reporting, and geological and demographic studies. This book takes teachers and students to the cutting edge of teaching social studies and environmental education using GIS. Students can use GIS as a tool to explore, question, integrate, analyze, interpret,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Patrick, John J. – 2003
The year 2003 marks the bicentennial of the 1803 Treaty of France, by which the United States of America acquired the Louisiana Territory, an area of more than 828,000 square miles. Upon this acquisition, known as the Louisiana Purchase, the territory of the United States doubled. Historians consider the Louisiana Purchase to be a landmark event…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History Instruction
This guide is intended for Bay Area (California) teachers who are interested in incorporating information on California Indians into their unit on California state history. The guide's purpose is to list resources in the Bay Area to help this unit come alive for students. Considerable care has been taken in the guide to choose only those resources…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources
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Singer, Alan, Ed. – Social Science Docket, 2003
This Social Science Docket theme issue focuses on teaching local history and included theme and non-themed articles, lesson plans, learning activities, and book, movie, and museum reviews designed for K-12 social studies teachers. Articles and materials in this issue are: "Editing Is Not Censorship" (Alan Singer); "Teachers Respond…
Descriptors: Editing, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Local History
Branson, Margaret Stimmann – 2003
There is a necessary connection between civics and economics in education for democracy. This connection should be reflected in school curricula. This digest discusses: (1) federal legislation and programs promoting civics and economics; (2) the connections between civics and economics in the study of the U.S. Constitution; (3) the status of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Singer, Alan, Ed. – Social Science Docket, 2003
This theme based journal issue consists of articles and teaching ideas focusing on the Holocaust and history. This publication contains the following materials: (1) "Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust?" (Alan Singer); (2) "Responses to 'Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust'"; (3) "Escape to Cuba: Story of Laura Kahn,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Peters, Amy L. – 2003
The exhibition, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," consists of approximately 200 objects drawn from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities collection of fine and decorative arts. Each item in the exhibition has been selected for its ability to tell a story and to place the history of that item within the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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