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GED Testing Service, 2017
The GED® test was built from the ground up to give students a test that measures the skills they need to succeed. The test focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills needed for career- and college-readiness, so colleges and employers know that students who pass the GED® test have the skills to excel on the job or in the classroom. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Preparation, Career Readiness
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the informational baseline school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to…
Descriptors: Guides, School Statistics, Grades (Scholastic), Evaluation Criteria
Nevada Department of Education, 2010
The 2009 Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 317 (SB 317) requiring that Nevada's public high schools, including charter schools, provide instruction in financial literacy. In an effort to assist school districts with implementation of instruction in financial literacy, the Nevada Department of Education assembled a task force (Financial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Consumer Science, State Standards, School Districts
Thompson, David – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2004
As teachers and principals prepare students to pass mandated academic tests, they should not overlook the role educational travel can play in motivating students to achieve. Travel brings curriculum to life and teaches lessons that students will remember--and need--throughout their lives. In this article, the author describes educational travel…
Descriptors: Travel, Grade 6, Grade 8, Experiential Learning
Minnesota Department of Education, 2004
Public education in Minnesota must help students gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to, in Thomas Jefferson's view, protect and maintain freedom. The Social Studies Standards in this document attempt to do just this by specifying the particular knowledge and skills that Minnesota students will be required to learn in the disciplines…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, World History, Public Education
Levy, Tedd, Ed. – 2001
The September 11, 2001 attack on the United States and the killing of thousands of innocent people mark the end of one world and the beginning of another for many. For the United States, global issues became personalized. This resource guide seeks to place terrorism in the context of world affairs, in the belief that students need to know how to…
Descriptors: Activism, Aggression, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Context
Scott, Renay M. – 2000
StoryWeb is a teaching technique that combines elements of the short story and the Internet to provide an interactive simulation for students using differentiated content, product, and process. This paper describes one StoryWeb unit and indicates how one could implement the unit in a middle school U.S. History course. A StoryWeb unit uses the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Internet, Literary Devices, Middle Schools
Campanella, Catherine – Instructor, 2000
Describes how one fourth-grade teacher developed a Web site to build online research skills. The Day I Was Born helps students find interesting details about what was occurring in the world on their birth day. Suitable for grades 4 and up, it provides links to such sources as the New York Times Learning Network and History Channel On-Line. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Creative Teaching, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
Schilling, Tim – 2000
Interest rates can significantly influence people's behavior. When rates decline, homeowners rush to buy new homes and refinance old mortgages; automobile buyers scramble to buy new cars; the stock market soars, and people tend to feel more optimistic about the future. But even though individuals respond to changes in rates, they may not fully…
Descriptors: Banking, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors
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
Makler, Andra, Ed.; Hubbard, Ruth Shagoury, Ed. – 2000
Intended to help teachers make the move from traditional textbooks to a more issue-centered, interdisciplinary social studies curriculum, this collection of essays comes from teachers who describe how to focus on teaching for and toward justice, with critical pedagogy as an underlying theme. The teachers' stories in this collection show the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, Social Problems
Taylor, Howard E., Ed. – 1997
This primer is intended for teachers and principals to help integrate global education into the school curriculum. The articles offer suggestions and rationale for inclusion of a global approach to the classroom. The table of contents offers: (1) "Introduction" (Ernest L. Boyer); (2) What is Global Education?" (M. Eugene Gilliom); (3) "Position…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
Quigley, Charles N., Ed.; Bahmueller, Charles, Ed. – 1991
CIVITAS is a curriculum framework that sets forth a set of national goals to be achieved in a civic education curriculum, primarily for K-12 public and private schools. It is a framework that proposes to specify the knowledge and skills needed by citizens to perform their roles in U.S. democracy. There are two major sections in the framework. It…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development
McBride, Lawrence, Ed. – 1994
This program presents units of instruction by inter-disciplinary teams of preservice teacher education students showcasing student developed curriculum integration ideas. Lessons integrate the areas of social studies, language arts, business, science, industrial technology, and health. Presented in four sessions, Session 1 includes the following:…
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Development, English Curriculum, Higher Education
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