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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
McNamara, Timothy J. – Corwin Press, 2006
Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, this book presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards. This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM…
Descriptors: Probability, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Analysis, Graphing Calculators
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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
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Straits, William – Science and Children, 2005
The author's search for integrated writing and science connections began years ago when he was teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science at a school for dyslexic students. Like any class, the interests and abilities of his students were all across the board. However, one characteristic all the students had in common was a reluctance to write.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
Myers, Robert E.; Torrance, E. Paul – 2003
This book contains 52 units designed to assist teachers in helping their students improve their creative writing and communication skills, improve their skills in creative problem solving, and enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future. Each unit begins with an overview of the activity, an explanation of the creative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Creative Writing
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Abernathy, Tammy V. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
Twenty suggestions for building community and empowering students stress the role of community in facilitating inclusion, influence, and openness. Suggestions include mapping the community, finding common threads, conducting community interviews, matching compelling literature with student characteristics, conducting classroom meetings, providing…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Community
Jones, Susan J. – 2003
This book presents a reality-based approach to classroom instruction designed to help learners at all levels achieve lifelong success. It offers teaching strategies, activities, and applications to enhance student achievement, stressing the importance of learning through discovery, creativity, application, adaptation, and high level thinking. It…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Brain, Class Activities, Classroom Environment
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
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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
Rule, Audrey C., Ed.; Lord, Linda Hurley, Ed. – 2003
This manuscript contains 13 curriculum units designed to enhance differentiated instruction for learners with special needs from grades 1-12, including gifted students. It integrates Benjamin S. Bloom's levels of cognitive understanding with Howard Gardner's eight domains of intelligence to provide a framework for individualized instruction. Each…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Kaagan, Stephen S. – 2003
This book presents a guide for educators who want to gain new ideas and a fresh perspective on staff development. It promotes individual and collective learning of all participants as they undertake formal staff development while enhancing the success and performance of the entire educational system. The 30 reflective exercises have been designed…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. – 2002
The ideas collected in this twentieth edition of "Ideas Plus" come from two sources: ideas submitted at an Idea Exchange session at a National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention or Spring Conference, and contributions by readers of "Classroom Notes Plus" and "Ideas Plus." Some of the teaching practices described in this book are…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div. – 2002
Mock trials are more popular than ever because the Internet has evolved as a resource for all kinds of mock trial questions. Part of the mock trials appeal lies in the fun involved in preparing for and participating in the simulated trial. This revised edition of a booklet first published in 1987 informs teachers about how to use the mock trial…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Hakuta, Kenji; Cummins, Jim; Fillmore, Lily Wong – 2002
This professional development kit for teachers and administrators working with English language learners (ELLs) offers three videotapes of three presentations from the 2002 NABE Conference, as well as agendas, presenter's notes, classroom activities, a list of resources, and transparencies for half-day or full-day workshops. The topics discussed…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Class Activities, Educational Change
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. – 2002
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of February 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Afghanistan's interim leader is making a global impression (February…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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