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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Collins, Larianne; Wise, Susan S.; Caughman, Monti – Geography Teacher, 2012
Though lasting less than 200 years, large-scale rice production in South Carolina and Georgia "probably represented the most significant utilization of the tidewater zone for crop agriculture ever attained in the United States." Rice is a specialty crop where successful cultivation relied heavily upon "adaptation" to nature via…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Agricultural Production, United States History
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Glasgow, Jacqueline N.; Baer, Allison L. – English Journal, 2011
Sierra Leone is only one of the more than 50 armed conflicts currently going on around the world. It is estimated that 20 million children were either refugees or displaced internally, and some 300,000 children under the age of 18 were used in hostilities at any given time as government or rebel soldiers, with about one-third reportedly fighting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Children, Refugees
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Geography Teacher, 2008
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Harm de Blij); (2) Geography: Is it a Boy's Subject? (Lisa Smitreski); (3) A…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Human Geography, Recreational Facilities, Statistics
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van Sark, Wilfried G. J. H. M. – European Journal of Physics, 2007
To reach a sustainable world the use of renewable energy sources is imperative. Photovoltaics (PV) is but one of the technologies that use the power of the sun and its deployment is growing very fast. Several master programs have been developed over the world, including Utrecht University, that teach these technologies. Within the framework of a…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis – Intercultural Education, 2007
The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), African Studies, Citizen Participation
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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Preparation is vital to the success of any journey, especially when one is dealing with a faraway land and 700 sixth graders. Creating a virtual journey to Africa, the author describes an art lesson plan for sixth graders focusing on life on the Serengeti, by having students create tissue paper collages through a three-stage project. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Art Activities, Studio Art
Glimps, Blanche Jackson; Ford, Theron – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Are there students with physical disabilities who are so severely impaired that their culture can not be taken into consideration? Growing numbers of preschool and school age children with such disabilities are from non-European countries including Africa, South America, East Asia, and the Caribbean Islands. In addition, children who are American…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Physical Disabilities, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1995
Argues that the media portrayal of Africa remains highly selective, focusing almost solely on negative and violent stories. Positive stories (local initiatives, political reform) go unreported as does much of the Western powers involvement in famine and destruction. Includes a list of sources on African current affairs. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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Wilson, Angene H. – Social Studies, 1995
Critiques six current history textbooks concerning their representation of African history. Identifies strengths and weaknesses in the texts and establishes criteria of judgement. Includes the use of primary sources, consideration of African perspectives, and a balanced portrait of contemporary problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Consciousness Raising, Content Analysis
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Merryfield, Merry M.; Tlou, Josiah – Social Studies, 1995
Investigates social studies curriculum reform in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Reports on each country contain a brief overview of the historical situation and current syllabus, and a discussion of the ongoing "Africanization" process. Concludes with a definition of "Africanization," its purpose, and…
Descriptors: African Culture, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – Journal of American History, 1995
Examines the Peace Corps' early efforts to recruit black volunteers and the consequent culture clash between their expectations of Africa and its reality. Sexism, social stratification, and cultural stereotyping often underscored the differences between black Americans and Africans. Nonetheless, volunteers generally credited the experience as a…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil Rights, Cultural Differences
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Hopton-Jones, Pamela – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Explains and characterizes some of the basic concepts of East African music. Fundamentally an enhanced way of storytelling, East African music techniques are rooted in the play and rhythm of spoken language. Compares and contrasts East African and Western musical conventions. Includes a list of East African music resources. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Pluralism, Enrichment Activities
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Mgadla, P. T. – Educational Studies, 1995
Presents an in-depth portrait of the British government's educational policy in the Bechuanaland protectorate. The government systematized the primary school syllabus, regularized payment and training of teachers, and established cattle post schools. However, blatant discrimination favored support of European schools over African and little…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Colonialism, Educational Discrimination
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Squeri, Lawrence – Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1989
Explores the work of Martin Bernal in tracing the roots of Greek civilization to Africa. Discusses the Ancient, Aryan, and Revised Ancient models for explaining Greek origins. Observes that Bernal's thesis comes at a time of increased interest in non-Western history. Suggests that views of ancient Greece will never be the same. (SG)
Descriptors: Black History, Cultural Influences, Greek Civilization, Higher Education
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Allen, Anita – Social Education, 1996
Focuses on the Nile, the Rhine, and the Mississippi, the greatest rivers of Africa, Europe, and North America, respectively. Highlights the rich diversity of subjects associated with rivers including geography, history, literature, and art. Includes 12 learning activities for each river. (MJP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Human Geography
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