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Marcus, Susan Archibald – Corwin Press, 2007
The brain gets fed first! That is an important idea that directly relates to the nutrition/cognition connection in schools. As the education community faces the challenges of childhood obesity, malnutrition of the brain, food allergies, disorders of metal metabolism and biochemical imbalances, educators are eager to learn about how to guide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Obesity
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Marks, Melanie; Davis, Cheryl – Social Studies, 2006
The authors outline an innovative activity that helps teachers make the abstract concepts of scarcity and allocation concrete in the K-12 classroom. Students evaluate the scarcity of chocolate and often determine, incorrectly, that the candy is not scarce because there is enough for each student to have one piece. After students reveal their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Economics Education, Class Activities, Resource Allocation