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Criscuolo, Nicholas P. – Momentum, 1980
This article briefly describes 10 effective ways that parents and teachers can work together to motivate children to read. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Motivation Techniques, Parent Role
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Bisard, Walter – Science and Children, 1988
Discusses how teachers turn an idea into a meaningful lesson. Suggests class brainstorming, using community resources, library searches, and further classroom activities. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities
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Girod, Gerald R.; Harmon, Gerald R. – Social Studies, 1987
Maintains school-aged children would prefer not to study social studies. Presents several strategies to help encourage positive attitudes. Strategies include persuasion, reinforcement, enthusiasm, personalized contact. Stresses that negative attitudes must be changed in order for social studies to achieve its fundamental citizenship goals. (BR)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hodges, James O. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a compilation of computer resources for elementary and secondary social studies. Included are books, software directories, periodicals, journal articles on classroom applications, selected software with ordering information, and information about on- line data bases. (JDH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Lynch, Douglas J. – Southern Social Studies Quarterly, 1987
This paper suggests an approach for organizing the social studies curriculum to meet the need to identify specific goals while allowing for flexible content. Includes an example of how the approach works in the area of citizenship education. (JDH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Sprague, Stuart Seely – Southern Social Studies Quarterly, 1987
This article offers ideas for using the local community to support instruction in history. Suggestions range from using a variety of local library resources to field trips and oral histories. (JDH)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Woyach, Robert B.; Remy, Richard C. – Social Education, 1988
Analyzes critical problems associated with teaching world studies. Cautions that failure to conceptualize courses has lead to an overemphasis on either general or concrete material and lack of instructional diversity. Suggests methodology for conceptualizing courses. Points out the conflicting demands made upon a well conceptualized social studies…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirkby, Dave – Mathematics in School, 1987
Described are a variety of mathematical games that can be played on a chess board and using either chess pieces or counters that move according to chess-piece moves. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Tapson, Frank – Mathematics in School, 1987
Presented are activities and references involving tangrams. Seven pieces are cut from a single square of paper; other shapes and objects are made from these pieces. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Constructions, Geometry
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Education, 1988
Asks how intellectual development is tied to social setting. Considers this question from three perspectives: republican, cognitive developmental, and historical-materialists. Concludes that each recognizes that thinking is a product of social conditions. Discusses the importance for social studies education in terms of content and…
Descriptors: Background, Cognitive Development, Community Relations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sapiro, Maurice L. – School Arts, 1979
Gives a step-by-step demonstration and explanation of the thermo-etch process, an intaglio print process which uses a heated stylus to draw on plastic plates. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphic Arts
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Schulman, William – School Arts, 1980
The author outlines the procedures for paper lithography and suggests it as a worthwhile project for all grade levels. This article is one of several in this issue on graphic arts projects. (SJL)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphic Arts, Guidelines