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Kondratowicz, Izabela; Z?elechowska, Kamila – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The aim of this laboratory experiment is to utilize graphene oxide (GO) material to introduce undergraduate students to many well-known concepts of general chemistry. GO is a new nanomaterial that has generated worldwide interest and can be easily produced in every well-equipped undergraduate chemical laboratory. An in-depth examination of GO…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Concept Teaching, Chemistry
Petrianos, Paul – 2002
The poetry writing in the concentration camps during the Holocaust enabled some people to survive, not in the biological sense, but in the psychological sense because it helped preserve their self esteem. The goal of this curriculum project is to expose students to the Holocaust by reading about the tragedy through the poetry of the victims. The…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, European History, Foreign Countries
Wittman, Phillip M. – 2002
Many educators in high schools and colleges have taught about European history and politics in the context of the Cold War and the division of Europe into two blocs. The revolutionary changes in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union have made obsolete the superpower spheres of influence that divided Europe. This curriculum project contributes…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, European History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Derda, Regina – 2002
The issues that ignited the Solidarity movement in August 1980 had been fermenting for years during the Edward Gierek regime (1970-1980). This curriculum project presents students with an experiential exercise to provoke thinking about the economic shortcomings of the communist countries of the former Soviet bloc. The project also presents the…
Descriptors: Censorship, Communism, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning
Henderson, Steven M. – 2002
This curriculum project provides insight into the transformation processes in which the nations of Hungary and Poland have been participating, from approximately 1979-2002. A major focus of the project is to organize a set of information that teachers and students can analyze and understand the Hungarian and Polish quality of life during the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Democracy, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
Schaufele, William E., Jr. – 1981
This brief issues booklet provides basic information about the role of the Catholic Church in Poland, the erosion of Communist party leadership over the past year (as of 1981), the rise of the Solidarity Union and the economic problems plaguing the Polish people. An introduction is followed by the following sections: (1) "History of a…
Descriptors: Catholics, Communism, Conflict, Diplomatic History
Radkey, Janet – 1998
This curriculum project about the history and culture of Hungary and Poland is intended for secondary school students. The project features a unit called "Heroes in Our Lives" and points out the sacrifices a few individuals have made for the betterment of all. Students identify heroes and learn about the impact these heroes have made on…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Context, European History, Foreign Countries
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Drew, Margaret A. – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that any historical literature needs to be evaluated both as history and literature. Presents a review of recommended books for teaching about the Holocaust. Asserts that no single book can convey the full story and true horror of that historical period. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education