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Tate, Marcia L. – Corwin, 2012
Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K-12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven strategies and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
Herczog, Michelle M.; Porter, Priscilla – Center for Civic Education, 2010
The democratic aim of American education is to provide "all" students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become informed, effective, and responsible citizens. Like civic education itself, literacy education can be embraced by all teachers across all disciplines. There are strategies that all teachers can use to help address…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Processes, Vocabulary Development, Reading Strategies
Herczog, Michelle M.; Porter, Priscilla – Center for Civic Education, 2010
The democratic aim of American education is to provide "all" students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become informed, effective, and responsible citizens. Like civic education itself, literacy education can be embraced by all teachers across all disciplines. There are strategies that all teachers can use to help address…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Processes, Vocabulary Development, Reading Strategies
Berninger, Virginia W.; Wolf, Beverly – Brookes Publishing Company, 2009
Students in Ginger Berninger's research studies "showed significant improvement in their reading and writing" after using these lessons--now available to teachers for the first time ever in one convenient book! A state-of-the-art set of lesson plans that can be used for differentiated instruction of students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and OWL LD,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans
Westphal, Laurie E. – Prufrock Press Inc, 2007
"Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
Houston Independent School District, TX. – 2003
These curriculum materials are intended to supplement classroom resources for teaching middle school students about the roots of the nation's heritage and the responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. The materials are divided into 16 sections: (1) "Purpose"; (2) "Letter from Superintendent"; (3) "Forward: Miracle of America"; (4) "Preface: From…
Descriptors: Character Education, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy
Houston Independent School District, TX. – 2003
These curriculum materials are intended to supplement classroom resources for teaching high school students the roots of U.S. heritage and the responsibilities of American citizenship. The materials are divided into 14 sections: (1) "Purpose"; (2) "Letter from Superintendent"; (3) "Forward: Miracle of America"; (4) "Preface: From Oppression to…
Descriptors: Character Education, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy
Fox, Sarah Cleveland – 2003
This document includes a student text and a teacher resource book. The student booklet provides an overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent, focuses on key events leading up to partition, and explores the origins of the conflict in Kashmir. It notes that to understand the conflict in Kashmir, people must examine the period of British…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education
Peters, Amy L. – 2003
The exhibition, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," consists of approximately 200 objects drawn from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities collection of fine and decorative arts. Each item in the exhibition has been selected for its ability to tell a story and to place the history of that item within the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Pratt, Francis; Laney, James D.; Couper, Donna – Social Studies, 2002
Aging is often thought of as an essentially biological process and therefore a matter for the natural sciences, but that notion constitutes a very narrow view of aging. The longevity revolution of the past century and how it affects each individual and all societies can only be understood if we also draw on the social sciences. When the young…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Aging Education, Social Studies
Yoder, Myron E.; Bell, Melissa W. – 2002
For social studies teachers, good social studies requires good reading, writing, and mathematics skills. In addition, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) administers reading, writing, and mathematics assessments to students at specific grade levels. Through many years of working together with their classes and with the "We the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Critical Reading
2002
The Exceptional Athlete Matters (World T.E.A.M.) Sports (WTS) brings individuals together to undertake unique athletic events throughout the world to encourage, promote, and develop opportunities in sports for people, with and without disabilities. This classroom program on character education provides teachers with lesson plans on three themes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Health, Instructional Materials
Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – 2002
This book implies that other social studies textbooks lack the content that K-3 students need to develop basic social understandings, despite the fact this is one of the goals of most state and district curriculum guides. The volume offers an alternative or an enhancement to the textbook. The book provides units structured around powerful ideas,…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Enrichment, Family Life, Instructional Materials
Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William – 2002
This instructional package, consisting of a text and 13 transparencies, is designed for high school classrooms. The five lessons in the instructional package relate to the "Five Themes of Geography" (Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region) as promoted by the National Geographic Society. The lessons are…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Context, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Countries
Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort. – 2002
Editorial cartoons are useful resources for middle school and high school classrooms. They reflect multiple viewpoints about events in history and incorporate visual counterparts to literary elements, such as irony and symbolism. They appeal to visual learners and challenge students to use analytical thinking skills. The cartoons of Hugh Haynie…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Exhibits, Instructional Materials, Mass Media Role
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