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Morin, Joy Ann – Social Education, 1995
Contends that it is important for students to be motivated and well prepared for class units and activities. Describes a "previews of coming attractions" instructional strategy that uses advance organizers to increase information processing efficiency. Includes a sample unit outline illustrating this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading
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Benitez, Helena – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that U. S. history instruction is too often characterized by a narrow focus on national events and leaders viewed through a monocultural lens. Proposes an approach that replaces this narrow view of the past with one that regards the contemporary United States as the result of both internal struggle and global interaction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Niedermeyer, Fred C. – Social Education, 1990
Surveys the technical characteristics of 22 industry-sponsored instructional programs in economics, and identifies the objectives of economics education. Contends that the 22 concepts identified by the Joint Council on Economic Education need to be translated into a framework of learning objectives. Concludes that industry sponsored programs could…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Economics, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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Lockwood, Alan L. – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that teachers must act a clear role or roles when discussing controversial issues. Discusses the various roles a teacher may assume, including presiding judge, determined advocate, nurturant facilitator, and socratic cross-examiner. Suggests which scenarios may work best with different roles. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events
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Chiodo, John J. – Social Education, 1984
Background information and ideas to help K-12 social studies teachers teach about local government are provided in this guide. Activities that involve the study of local governments may be a means by which positive attitudes and skills for citizenship education can be developed. Such activities can give students first-hand experience with the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Community Involvement, Community Resources
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Field, Sherry L.; And Others – Social Education, 1996
Recommends using historical artifacts as a means of illustrating social science concepts and involving students in the learning process. Suggests several ways artifacts can be used: considering their original function and value, making cross-cultural comparisons of similar objects, and investigating how objects change over time. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Analysis, Cultural Background, Cultural Images
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Frantz, Ron – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, a network of students, educators, industry representatives, and community and government leaders that work to combat energy ignorance. Describes NEED's philosophy of energy education. Explains that NEED includes activities simulating Senate hearings, television talk shows, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cushner, Kenneth – Social Education, 1992
Describes the Partnership Story Project in which students from two countries participate in collaborative story writing projects. Suggests that the project increases intercultural understanding by aiding in recognition of subjective dimensions of culture. Includes a sample story from the project. (DK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Cross Cultural Training
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Harley, Donald V. S. – Social Education, 1992
Describes a classroom activity to demonstrate how popular music can perpetuate the stereotyping of women. Identifies materials needed, suggested songs, and questions to ask students. Suggests homework assignment dealing with contemporary songs. (DK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Nader, Ralph – Social Education, 1992
Discusses projects used by some teachers, texts, and other instructional materials for teaching the responsibility and participatory aspects of citizenship. Suggests that texts currently in use neglect teaching the protection of rights. Argues that corporations do more educating than schools through their commercials. Questions how some teachers…
Descriptors: Activism, Advertising, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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Shiman, David A. – Social Education, 1992
Presents a classroom activity designed to explore whether the world is becoming a better place for children. Describes the UNICEF publication, "The State of the World's Children," upon which the activity is based. Includes instructions on selecting, recording, and analyzing data drawn from the publication. Discusses continuation of the…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Class Activities
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Johnson, Peter – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that teaching principles and concepts related to global time is a test of student comprehension and an instructor's teaching ability. Describes how teachers can create an International Date Line Wheel for classroom demonstration purposes. Includes 11 figures illustrating how to make and use the wheel. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Recounts the events of the Battle of Little Bighorn through U.S. cavalry reports, interviews given by Indian warriors present at the battle, and maps (tracings) made of the battle. Gives teaching suggestions for map analysis and includes a map with instructions and a reading list. (GG)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Bibliographies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Linda Hahn – Social Education, 1993
Asserts that stereotyped images often interfere with accurate and effective instruction about Latin America. Describes the "traveling suitcases program" developed by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Compares the strengths and deficiencies of the traveling suitcase concept of instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Images
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Craig, Robert – Social Education, 1993
Contends that the development and use of moral imagination helps students become sensitive to social justice issues and should be encouraged. Asserts that this process will encourage students to become cognizant of the tension between private beliefs and public behavior. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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