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Haverkamp, Beth; Schamel, Wynell B. – Social Education, 1994
Contends that, despite increasingly sophisticated means of communication, posters remain a powerful cornerstone of many government advertising campaigns. Describes the beginnings and evolution of Smokey Bear from a World War II homefront poster to an ongoing advertising success. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rhoades, Lynn – Social Education, 1994
Contends that the daily newspaper has been used traditionally to teach current events in the social studies classroom. Asserts that using daily newspapers open the door to higher levels of thinking and problem-solving skills. Presents 27 instructional activities for integrating the daily newspaper into the social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creativity, Current Events
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Henderson, E. Ray – Social Education, 1994
Presents a lesson plan based on primary sources about the home in which William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Provides student objectives, instructional procedures, and suggested student activities. Includes two documents, two map exhibits, three student readings, and two photographs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blake, Norv – Social Education, 1994
Maintains that students are a generation removed and have difficulty understanding the sentiments surrounding the Vietnam War. Describes a classroom activity in which students create propaganda posters illustrating the Vietnamese Communist and the U.S. positions during the War. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communism, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Haverkamp, Beth; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, for generations of immigrants, the federal immigration station at Ellis Island, New York, left an indelible first impression of life in the United States. Presents a lesson plan based on photographs of immigrants at Ellis Island and two poems about immigration. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Immigrants
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Brakel, Arthur – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that most history students realize that primary sources are the cornerstone of written history. Contends that, when students understand that written history reflects the historian's personal insights, biases, and limitations, they discover both the pleasure and peril of studying history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Bennett, Jane G.; Murphy, Debra J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1995
Physical education teachers should incorporate the concept of muscular balance into their daily curricula and select activities that work the muscles as they are used in everyday activities. The article focuses on maintaining normal strength between the anterior and posterior trunk muscles, detailing appropriate exercises. (SM)
Descriptors: Calisthenics, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise Physiology
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Kitzmiller, Bob – Art Education, 1995
Provides a photographic essay describing the Los Angeles (California) Museum of Contemporary Art outreach education program. Describes three components of the program: (1) community outreach; (2) museum/artist studio visits; and (3) return visits. Outlines how participants engage in interactive discussions and art-making during the eight sessions…
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Class Activities, Community Involvement
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Miller, Barbara; Parisi, Lynn – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents a lesson designed to analyze cultural practices from the perspective of U.S. laws. Proposes a legal philosophy continuum ranging from universalist to relativist positions. Provides student handouts that present legal case studies involving cultural contexts. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Schamel, Wynell B.; Blondo, Richard A. – Social Education, 1994
Contends that the D-Day assault on Normandy's beaches in 1944 was critically important to the Allied war effort and ultimately to the security of all nations. Presents a lesson plan based on a message drafted in the early hours of D-Day by General Dwight D. Eisenhower and sent to his superior, General George C. Marshall. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Conover, Willis M. – Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1992
Maintains that the social studies reform movement includes a call for the de-emphasis of rote memory and more attention to the development of higher-order thinking skills. Discusses the "thinking tasks" concept derived from the work of Hilda Taba and asserts that the tasks can be used with almost any social studies topic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Decision Making Skills, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Van Middendorp, Judy E.; Lee, Sharon – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that historical fiction can generate lively discussions among students about relevant social science concepts and contemporary social problems. Discusses why literature is a preferable alternative to many history and social studies textbooks. Presents a literature-based unit for eighth-grade U.S. history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Design
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Beardsley, Donna A. – Social Studies, 1994
Discusses two resources for helping students understand the Old West in U.S. history. Presents information from a primary source concerning Wild Bill Hickok and a more recent interpretative essay about myths of the Old West. Includes suggestions for classroom activities and topics for student discussion. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Scanlon, Jennifer – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Asserts that feminist instructors try to foster personal and social change. Maintains that feminist teachers must encourage activism in their classrooms to keep feminist culture alive. Describes two outside student activities, discusses group projects, and provides suggestions on student evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Reissman, Rose – Learning, 1994
When teachers discuss different types of heroes in the classroom, they allow their students to meet powerful new role models. The article discusses how teachers can get students thinking about what makes a hero and in the process, teach them about historical figures, social issues, and current events. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
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