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Gittings, Tom; Goldsmith, Ken – 2000
From the earliest times when commodities such as tobacco and beaver pelts were used as money, to the present when credit and debit cards are commonplace, money has played a central role in the U.S. experience. This booklet provides an historical overview of the concept of money as it has evolved in the United States. The booklet is divided into…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Government Role, Monetary Systems
Watson, Bevilie R. – 1984
This book deals with the promotion of body awareness through use of educational gymnastics, with handicapped or non-handicapped but poorly coordinated children of all age levels. The method provides an analytical approach to movement, encourages children to listen to language, and assists them in creating their own activities. The activities and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Class Activities, Disabilities, Elementary Education
Brown, William R. – 1988
The evaluation tools written by teachers are rarely valid or reliable. One teaching aid that can help in the creation of an effective evaluation instrument is called a test map. A test map is a systematic method to consider variables that are important in the construction of the format of a test. Five variables that are discussed in the test…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Lockard, James O. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Described is a program in which elementary school students visit high school biology classes and are taught by the high school students. Discussed are requirements, costs, materials, curriculum, preparation of student instructors, sequence of events, facilities, and program advantages. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Bell, Rebecca – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Presented is a unit plan designed to allow students to thoroughly investigate a human body system through a series of learning activities, and to teach the body system to other students using the products of their research. Methods, objectives, and an evaluation of the unit are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Educational Objectives, Gifted
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Williams, Gregory M.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described is an experiment involving the synthesis and spectral studies of cobalt complexes that not only give general chemistry students an introduction to inorganic synthesis but allows them to conduct a systematic study on the effect of different ligands on absorption spectra. Background information, procedures, and experimental results are…
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
Levine, S. J.; And Others – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Compared are the estimates of students and professional field soil scientists. Results indicate that with three weeks of practice and the availability of good reference samples, students can attain a level of proficiency comparable to professional soil scientists. Suggestions for grading evaluations are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Evaluation Methods
Sims, Gerald K. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
A peer review process similar to that used by scientific journals which can be applied to class work is presented. Stressed is the advantage of using peer review when writing skills are a priority but instructor time is limited. Guidelines and examples of comments are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Evaluation Methods
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Kahn, Michael – School Science Review, 1989
The teaching of physics through the medium of integrating technology is considered. This article reports on the teaching strategy employed and the choice of suitable examples of technology. Possible extensions of the strategy to other science fields are also discussed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Electronics, Integrated Activities, Physics
Overfield, Karen – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
Task analysis, needs analysis, curriculum design, and evaluation for training programs for on-the-job training teachers are discussed. Outlines, worksheets, and evaluation sheets are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology
Schilling, Tim – 1999
In 1981, the United States reached a dubious economic milestone--the federal debt surpassed one trillion dollars for the first time. It took more than 200 years to build up that much debt. The federal debt doubled to two trillion by 1986, hit the three trillion level in 1990, and stands at an estimated five-and-a-half trillion for 1998. Just as…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Economic Factors, Economics Education, Government Role
Nelson, Cathy; And Others – 1991
The 1992 quincentenary marking the 500th anniversary of the Columbus voyage to the present-day Americas provides an opportunity for teachers to employ materials and methods that reflect inclusive educational principles. Inclusive education involves helping students and staff to gain an understanding and appreciation of all groups present in the…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
Blachly, Alice, Ed. – 1983
This collection of 43 activities represents an initial sampling of the creative efforts that Vermont teachers are currently making to improve the learning environment of their students. The resources are the outcome of a campaign initiated by the regional service teams of the Vermont Department of Education to collect information about promising…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction. – 1986
Aid to teachers planning and implementing a child-centered prekindergarten program is offered in this comprehensive guide. After a brief introduction, sections of the guide (1) address the topics of separation and adjustment; (2) present sample room arrangements and suggest ideas for management routines, scheduling, planning, and ordering of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Abuse, Classroom Design, Disabilities
Saracevic, Tefko – 1986
The course presented in this handbook has four major objectives: (1) to define the nature and environment of information consolidation and describe its role and potential benefits; (2) to survey characteristics of users, methods for user studies, and procedures for marketing and dissemination of information consolidation products and services; (3)…
Descriptors: Administration, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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