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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes the storyline instructional strategy and its application to social studies. Storyline consists of incorporating content area material into an evolving narrative with subsequent material added to the story. Includes examples from grades 2, 9, and 11 storyline instructional units. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Focuses on three different project approaches used by teachers in the Alberta (Canada) Heritage Fairs. The Fairs are multimedia education programs designed to increase awareness of and interest in Canadian history. Discusses celebrating personal history, early Canadian history, and culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes student projects and simulations designed to enrich social studies instruction. Students collected primary and secondary sources for a media kit on Russian economic development. Another group constructed a time line for a Canadian historical figure. Includes tips for designing and facilitating successful projects. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries