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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Science Instruction, Simulation
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Wong, Ruth – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book teaches that U.S. geography includes both natural and human-made landmarks, and that all 50 states and all major landmarks can be found on maps. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is L; and the Windows on Literacy stage is fluent (levels 13-18).
Descriptors: Geography, Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Science Materials
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Lew, Jackie Chooi-Theng; Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Educators Journal, 2005
Musical play is part of children's culture. They sing and dance in rhythmic and pitched patterns alone, together, and with toys, household items, and yard objects. There are, however, cultural variations in how children participate in musical play and at what ages they are expected to play in certain ways. As guardians of children's musical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Cultural Differences, Play
Rossi, Ann M. – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2004
During the 19th and early part of the 20th century, many of those who came to the United States in search of a better life were from Europe. Since the 1960s, most immigrants have arrived from Asia, Mexico and Central America, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, and Africa. This book tells the story of these immigrants. What reasons do they have for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, Immigrants, Reading Comprehension
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Bennett-Johnson, Earnestine – College Student Journal, 2004
American crime and violence have overflowed onto the college/university campus, and are now affecting senior high, junior high and elementary schools. This research presents suggested causes of school crime and also suggests possible solutions. In most urban environments, crime is a "way of life." When assessing the family incomes of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, School Safety, Violence, Crime Prevention
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Moore-Hart, Peggy – Childhood Education, 2004
The following article describes how Mrs. Mansfield (Mary), Ms. Bortz (Elaine), and the author combined their talents in order to promote students' literacy learning through the integration of multicultural literature and information technology with a reading/writing curriculum. The students in Mary's and Elaine's classrooms, who come from diverse…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Literacy Education