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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2014
In this article we identify opportunities for students to use timelines and textbooks to meet standards. Through the use of timelines, textbooks, and selected activities, upper elementary and middle school students are able to (1) be engaged in content area reading and writings; (2) understand large themes in social studies including time,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Textbooks
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Freedman, Philip I. – Social Studies, 1979
Suggests how to incorporate ethnic history into the American history curriculum so that it will strike a balance between unity and diversity. Stresses that ethnic history should encourage realistic examination of a particular ethnic group's contribution to and status in American society. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Problems
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Tomlinson, Susan – Social Studies, 1987
Stresses importance of making the social studies curriculum challenging for gifted students. Recommends differentiating between content and process, and discusses a variety of approaches and techniques relevant to a variety of classroom situations. Emphasis is placed on developing higher-level thinking skills in the gifted classroom. (BR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Enrichment, Gifted, Problem Solving