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IGI Global, 2017
The integration of technology into modern classrooms has enhanced learning opportunities for students. With increased access to educational content, students gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught. "Flipped Instruction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
Dougherty, Eleanor; Billings, Laura; Roberts, Terry – ASCD, 2016
Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers--students whose typical response to a writing prompt is a few sentence fragments scribbled on a sheet of paper followed by an elaborate shrug of the shoulders. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose – IGI Global, 2013
Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Technology, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Byrom, Jamie – Teaching History, 2013
The overwhelming response of history teachers to the final version of the National Curriculum (2014) was one of relief that their insistent, penetrating critique of the first draft had been heeded. Jamie Byrom shares that profound sense of relief and celebrates the achievement of the history education community in making its voice heard. However,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
Lennon, Paul, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Age Differences, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
Cooper, Sarah – Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
Middle school history teachers confront the same challenge every day: how to convey the breadth and depth of a curriculum that spans centuries, countries, and cultures. In "Making History Mine", Sarah Cooper shows teachers how to use thematic instruction to link skills to content knowledge. By combining thought-provoking activities and rich…
Descriptors: Current Events, Role Playing, National Standards, Service Learning
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Chick, Kay A. – Social Education, 2009
The Battle of Bull Run is routinely cited as the first land battle of the Civil War. This battle between Union and Confederate forces took place near Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861. But was this battle really the initial skirmish between the North and the South? Historians today concede that the first land battle actually took place on June…
Descriptors: United States History, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, War
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Marcus, Alan S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
This article explores the importance of developing strong adult education programs within a broader collaborative effort between museum staff and K-12 teachers. Focusing on history museums, the first section discusses the importance of museum visits for K-12 history learning and how we need to reconsider some of the primary purposes for these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Museums, Teacher Education
Pahl, Ron H. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
The purpose of this book is to make the teaching and learning of history a powerful and enjoyable experience in the classroom, changing the often-cited boring image of history for students and offering teachers an opportunity to go beyond the regular textbook. The book focuses on: (1) Varied active teaching ideas; (2) Ideas on how to get students…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Creative Teaching, Student Motivation, Educational Objectives
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Danker, Anita C. – Social Studies, 2003
Local history can help prepare students for standardized tests by helping them enhance their memories and possess solid understanding of the concepts that are fundamental to a particular discipline or field of study. Although it can effectively be argued that the study of local history may aid in the mastery of U.S. history topics, another often…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Multicultural Education
Selwyn, Douglas; Maher, Jan – 2003
This guidebook proposes a different way of teaching history: start from today and keep asking questions. The guidebook's theory is that as students investigate possible answers, they make connections across miles and centuries. It contends that, along the way, they experience that essential insight of the social studies point of view has…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, John J. – 2003
The year 2003 marks the bicentennial of the 1803 Treaty of France, by which the United States of America acquired the Louisiana Territory, an area of more than 828,000 square miles. Upon this acquisition, known as the Louisiana Purchase, the territory of the United States doubled. Historians consider the Louisiana Purchase to be a landmark event…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History Instruction
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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
Brown, Sarah Drake – 2003
In concert with a rising interest in history education, there is concern about the quality of education and certification of history teachers. Many researchers, theorists, and specialists have weighed in on the issue of teacher preparation and certification. To what extent are history teachers prepared and certified to teach the discipline? This…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Social Studies
Copp, Roberta – 2002
This lesson describes and discusses the impact on Carnegie Libraries in U.S. history. The lesson plan contains eight sections: (1) "About this Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Carnegie Libraries in the United States,…
Descriptors: Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction
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