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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
Schuch, Linda, Ed. – 2003
As part of a series of multimedia resources providing relevant information on important topics facing education leaders today, this booklet and accompanying audio compact disks focus on how extended learning programs and services after school can ensure that all students meet academic learning standards. The booklet includes an overview of the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, After School Education, After School Programs, Audiodisks
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2003
This toolkit is designed to provide an understanding of the IDEA provisions related to parentally placed private school children with disabilities. It supports private and public school personnel, parents, policymakers, and students and offers descriptions of practices currently used by private and public school personnel nationwide to implement…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH. – 2003
This CD-ROM provides a collection of Internet resources as well as K-16 related science materials and is divided into two sections. "Online Resources" includes information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), National Standards, AAAS Project 2061 Resources, U.S. Department of Education, Third International Mathematics…
Descriptors: CD ROMs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Tools
McCorkle, Sarapage, Ed.; Suiter, Mary, Ed. – 2003
This publication contains six lessons for elementary, secondary, and high school classrooms developed by writers from Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. The authors of these lessons were participants in the Training of Writers program developed and conducted by the National Council on Economic Education,…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
Jay, M. Ellen; Jay, Hilda L. – 2003
This book focuses on designing instruction that integrates the use of computer assisted resources. There are 19 chapters in four parts. Part 1, "Strategies for Teaching with Standard Utility Software Programs," includes (1) "Paint Programs"; (2) "Graphic Organizers"; (3) "Graphing Programs"; (4)…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Technology
Ada, Alma Flor – 2003
This book aims to help teachers bring literature to the classroom as a vehicle for language and concept development, creative expression, and the development of higher thinking skills while promoting the joy of reading. Most examples in the book were selected to make Latino authors more visible to teachers, as well as to provide experiences of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creativity
Bradley, Jo, Ed. – 2003
This collection of essays, which is separated into 4 sections, concerns open and distance learning at school level, or grades K-12. The first section, "The Knowledge Society," includes the following chapters: "Classroom Open Learning: A Case of Old Wine in New Bottles?" (Jenkins); "Living and Learning in the Information…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational Finance
Johnson, Leona M. – 2003
This publication presents reasons why attention to culture and learning is important in schools. It examines the relationship between culture and learning, and discusses how conflicts between the culture of the home and that of the typical classroom hinder the educational process for many children. It reviews examples of culturally sensitive…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences
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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
Haussamen, Brock – 2003
Designed to be a resource for the myriad K-12 teachers who wonder what to do about grammar--how to teach it, how to apply it, how to learn what they themselves were never taught---this book offers an informal, hands-on approach to grammar in the classroom. The book presents teachers with ways to negotiate the often conflicting goals of testing,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Grammatical Acceptability
Hoffman, Alan – 2003
This brief paper reviews the literature and provides guidelines on how instructional practices to promote self-determination can be used to help students with learning disabilities make effective choices and decisions. Self-determination is linked to making good choices through five steps: know yourself; value yourself; plan; act; and experience…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Disabilities
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
Brown, Sarah Drake – 2003
In concert with a rising interest in history education, there is concern about the quality of education and certification of history teachers. Many researchers, theorists, and specialists have weighed in on the issue of teacher preparation and certification. To what extent are history teachers prepared and certified to teach the discipline? This…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Social Studies
Vontz, Thomas S. – 2003
Fundamental constitutional and legal principles are central to effective instruction in the K-12 social studies curriculum. To become competent citizens, students need to develop an understanding of the principles on which their society and government are based. Few principles are as important in the social studies curriculum as due process of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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