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LeCompte, Karon; Moore, Brandon; Blevins, Brooke – Research in the Schools, 2011
iCivics, a free online, civics education program created by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is aligned to state and national standards to teach core civics content. The research question for this study is: Does spending at least 30 minutes on the iCivics interactive web site 2 times per week improve student scores on a civics test? A…
Descriptors: National Standards, Citizenship, Civics, Pretests Posttests
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Brisco, Nicole D.; Doyle, Joey – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
As the nation's first standards-based art event, the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is opening doors and creating opportunities for art students. VASE is the brainchild of passionate art educators who believe that high-school artists have potential far beyond the basic juried art exhibition. They believe that students should be able to create…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, High School Students, Academic Standards
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Nagel, Paul B.; Earl, Richard A. – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the authors show how oceanography can enlighten and energize the teaching of middle- and high-school social studies on a grade-by-grade basis, and they describe "hooks" from oceanography that will heighten students' interest in various social studies topics. They base the article on their own experiences--as a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Oceanography, Geography, Geography Instruction