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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
Skelding, Mark; Kemple, Martin; Kiefer, Joseph – 2001
This guide is designed to take teachers through a step-by-step process for developing an integrated, standards-based curriculum that focuses on the stories, history, folkways, and agrarian traditions of the local community. Such a place-based curriculum helps students to become culturally literate, makes learning relevant and engaging, draws on…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Community Schools, Cultural Literacy
Walch, J. Weston – 1991
This book is a coordinated manual of ideas for the U.S. history teacher in grades 6-12. It is a cooperative effort on the part of the many quoted contributors, each doing his or her bit to improve history teaching in the United States. Chapters include: (1) "Desirable Aims in Teaching United States History"; (2) "Classroom-Centered Activities";…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials
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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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Palladino, John – OAH Magazine of History, 1993
Argues that history teachers do not give enough attention to preparing students for major tests. Maintains that the responsibility for test preparation should be divided between the students and teacher. Provides a set of six procedures designed to help students review course content and prepare for examinations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Carlisle, Marcia – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Maintains that to encourage student discussion about history, students must have something to say and be willing to say it, and the teacher must be able to guide a discussion. Describes a secondary-level course in which student discuss assigned readings on an electronic mail bulletin board. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Electronic Mail
Robinson, Marilyn P.; Bussell, Vicky – Georgia Social Science Journal, 1992
Asserts that music can be used to stimulate student interest and understanding in U.S. history courses. Presents seven methods for using music in the history classroom. Includes recommended musical works and suggestions for obtaining music. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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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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Menzel, Richard L. – Social Studies, 1990
Points out the difficulties in helping students understand the importance of history. Presents the educational benefits of using television, cartoons, newspaper comics, pop music, local architecture, and personal archival material in history classes. Suggests classroom activities for incorporating these materials into the curriculum. (RW)
Descriptors: Architecture, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits
Instructor, 1990
Studying architectural styles is an exciting way to make history come alive and to help students feel a part of their community. This teacher's guide includes several classroom activities, a historical guide to American architectural styles, a list of resources, and a reproducible student worksheet. (IAH)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Hirsch, Charles; Supple, Deborah Beres – 1996
Cooperative learning activities, instructional strategies, and reproducible classroom materials are provided to assist teachers with English-as-a-Second-Language learners in their classes. They are designed to help students develop English language skills using conversation-based cooperative learning principles, with native speakers and ESL…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Concept Formation
Vandenberg-Daves, Jodi, Comp.; Gorn, Cathy, Ed. – 1999
The theme for National History Day during 1998-99 school year is "Science, Technology, Invention in History: Impact, Influence, Change. National History Day competition has two divisions based on school grade: junior division--grades 6, 7, and 8; and senior division--grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. This teacher guide provides teachers with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Historic Sites
Thompson, Lowell – Insights into Open Education, 1989
This issue of "Insights" celebrates North Dakota's centennial. The information and activities it contains were meant for classroom use by teachers from North Dakota during the centennial year, but could provide others with a glimpse of that state's history. A fact sheet on "North Dakota Centennial Dates" gives a brief…
Descriptors: American Indian History, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education
McLean, Marie – 1988
Women have always been an integral part of California's history as shamans, settlers, wives, mothers, workers, inventors, and reformers. Yet the names of California women may not be familiar to many students. This activities guide, which was designed to accompany the poster, "California Women: Courage, Compassion, Conviction," provides…
Descriptors: American Indians, Architects, Artists, Authors
Gorn, Cathy, Ed. – 1988
This document is designed to give teachers some ideas for classroom and school History Day activities. Available ERIC resources about National History Day are listed and a five-point plan to establish a school History Day is provided. Successful approaches to implementing History Day, from actual teachers' experiences, are detailed. A step-by-step…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Competition, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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