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Slakey, Steve – Social Studies Review, 1984
Students in an honors urban class collected architectural data on all residential buildings constructed prior to 1950 in the city of La Puente, California and made recommendations regarding the preservation of certain structures. The project is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Field Studies, High Schools, Historic Sites
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Creighton, Christione M. – Social Studies Review, 1984
Six geography lessons which teach a global perspective to fifth graders are discussed. The lessons include examining maps made in countries other than the United States, brainstorming about another culture, taking an imaginary trip over a region just studied, participating in a simulation, and researching the making of a pencil. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
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Dal Porto, David – Social Studies Review, 1984
A simulation of the Lewis and Clark expedition helps high school students compare what the area of the journey was like in the 1880s and what it is like today and examine the Indians from the perspective of those who first encountered them. The simulation is described. (RM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Background
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Love, Harry – Social Studies Review, 1985
A high school teacher discusses what his school district is doing to improve economics education. A program that brings together academic resources of local colleges and economic resources of the community has been established. A mentor position in curriculum development has been created and inservice teacher education is being provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Change
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Barber, Benjamin R.; And Others – Social Studies Review, 1997
Presents four brief essays expressing the importance of combining service learning and citizenship education. Authors Benjamin Barber, Joan Schine, Harry C. Boyte, and James C. Kielsmeier stress the advantages of learning democratic concepts and principles, as well as understanding civic government, through student participation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Philips, Susan – Social Studies Review, 1997
Profiles Active Citizenship Today (ACT), a social studies service learning program for middle and high school students. In ACT, students explore their community, identify problems, examine public policy, explore their options, and take action. Includes unit excerpts from the ACT teacher's handbook. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Experiential Learning, High Schools
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Doggett, Keri – Social Studies Review, 1997
Describes a middle school curriculum that integrates service learning and civic responsibility skills into the core academic program. The "CityYouth" curriculum consists of 32 multidisciplinary lessons divided into four units of eight lessons each. Examines how schools have incorporated the units into community activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Core Curriculum
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Lesko, Wendy Schaetzel – Social Studies Review, 1997
Provides 11 guideposts for teachers and students planning constructive community action projects. These include avoid overanalysis at the beginning, write your original idea down before you modify it, ignore negativity, do your homework, build a core group, and recruit community allies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Community Support
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Social Studies Review, 1997
Briefly describes a service-learning grant program and provides examples of elementary, middle, and high school projects awarded grants in 1996. Projects included efforts to educate the community about river pollution, multicultural murals, and a school activities news show. Includes application form and general guidelines and suggestions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Melchior, Alan; Bailis, Larry – Social Studies Review, 1997
Outlines approaches for student evaluation in service learning projects. Maintains that most service learning project participants' goals fall into three broad areas: civic development, academic achievement, and personal or social development. Assessment in these areas can be accomplished through tabulation of service hours, student journals, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pereira, Carolyn – Social Studies Review, 1997
Maintains that self-esteem is more than simply "feeling good" about oneself. It derives from having experienced meaningful success. A service learning program can accomplish this and avoid the self-preoccupation and narcissism that occasionally accompany self-esteem efforts. Service learning can replace this with empathy and commitment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy
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Sausjord, Ingrid – Social Studies Review, 1997
Reviews psychological and educational research on prejudice and intergroup relations to produce suggestions and guidelines for improving the combined educational goals of service learning and multicultural education. Recommends starting early, emphasizing critical thinking, connecting activities to appropriate stages of cognitive development, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Cooperative Learning
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Sausjord, Ingrid; Friedman, Lisa – Social Studies Review, 1997
Examines factors contributing to youth violence and suggests ways that service learning can mitigate their influence. Community-based programs can fill the void of unstructured, unsupervised time tempting many youth. Peer education and cross-age teaching can help create positive attitudes towards cooperation and responsible behavior. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hayes, Bill – Social Studies Review, 1997
Provides a brief history of character education and categorizes current efforts. Recommends combining civic participation programs with character education in an attempt to provide consistency, depth, and support. Notes that civic participation programs teach a recognized set of values, use interactive teaching strategies, and promote critical…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking
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Social Studies Review, 1997
Briefly describes resources that educators and students can use to design service learning projects. These resources include free materials, books, web sites, information on grants, videos, journals, and organizations. The resources cover a broad range of approaches, projects, and methods. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Resources
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