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DeFina, Anthony V. – Science Teacher, 2017
To promote teaching science through inquiry, the author wanted to use his experience in the Galápagos to design a lesson that allows students to immerse themselves in the essential science and engineering practices identified in the "Next Generation Science Standards," as they ask questions; analyze and interpret data; engage in argument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Evolution
Burns, Leslie David; Botzakis, Stergios – Teachers College Press, 2016
Great teaching is not just a matter of talent or creativity or passion. Teachers are made, not born, and great teachers know "why" they do what they do in their classrooms. They do it strategically and purposefully based on technique. "Teach on Purpose!" demonstrates a high-quality research-based and practical approach to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Learner Engagement
Spielhofer, Thomas; Kerr, David; Gardiner, Clare – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2010
This document provides guidance on effective practice in delivering personal finance education in secondary schools. It is based on the findings from research carried out by NFER (the National Foundation for Educational Research) on behalf of pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) as part of an evaluation of Learning Money Matters (LMM). This…
Descriptors: Money Management, Teaching Methods, Budgeting, Consumer Education
Holladay, Jennifer – Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1), 2009
When Morris Dees was a young man in Alabama, the law said that black people couldn't drink from the same water fountain as white people, or sit at the same lunch counter. Back then, the government created and sanctioned divisions between human beings. The Civil Rights Movement changed all of that, of course, and ended state-mandated apartheid in…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, High School Seniors
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Becklin, Katie M. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Plants and insects share a long evolutionary history characterized by relationships that affect individual, population, and community dynamics. Plant-herbivore interactions are a prominent feature of this evolutionary history; it is by plant-herbivore interactions that energy is transferred from primary producers to the rest of the food web. Not…
Descriptors: Evolution, Entomology, Ecology, Biodiversity
Wurdinger, Scott D. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
While research and common sense tell that experiential learning is more effective than the more traditional process of information assimilation (where teachers lecture, test, and grade), high school, college, and university teachers continue to use paper-and-pencil tests as their primary grading and assessment tool. Many students fail to see the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning
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Benaiges, Phil – Teaching History, 2005
Much has been said and written about different learning styles in recent years. Some people have responded with evangelical enthusiasm, others exercise a more cautious approach, whilst a few disregard it completely. Certainly, there are problems in allowing learning style "audits" to shape our teaching strategies entirely. But one…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
Goebel, Bruce A. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
High school and college teachers interested in offering units or courses on Native American literature have often had to carve out new teaching strategies because ready resources and guides are scarce. In "Reading Native American Literature: A Teacher's Guide," Bruce A. Goebel offers innovative and practical suggestions about how to introduce…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Teaching Guides, American Indian Literature
O'Connor, John S. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
John S. O'Connor offers exciting new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms with more than 25 high-interest activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world around them. In the process, he demystifies poetry for teachers and students by using…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, English Instruction
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. – 2002
This book is designed to assist teachers at the 9-12 grade levels in addressing the goals of the National Science Education Standards (NSES) in their own classrooms concerning the teaching and learning of chemistry. The Standards expect students to learn science in an active manner and emphasizes methods of inquiry and deductive reasoning based on…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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
Hausler, Mary – 2002
This curriculum project compares Mexican society with the U.S. society. The project takes 4 weeks for classroom implementation, and different concepts are covered each week. A detailed step-by-step procedure is provided for the teacher to follow with 13 suggestions for projects about Mexico. Web sites are identified that offer specific information…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Democracy
Lindesmith, Abigail A. – 2002
The main purpose of this curriculum unit is to deconstruct stereotypes about Mexico and Mejicano/a people through the study of history, literature, and social realities. The curriculum unit is aimed at secondary humanities teachers and would be appropriate for team teaching. It includes a pre-unit and post-unit lesson, and 10 lessons that focus on…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
Walter, Kim – 2002
Murals created by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros embody a time of change in Mexico. The murals they created were intended to educate an illiterate population. Today these murals embody national pride. The goal of this curriculum project is rooted in learning about the history, culture, and art of Mexico. The project…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Area Studies, Art Activities, Art Criticism
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Lutgen, William – 2002
Mexico has a rich and profound history that encompasses its pre-Hispanic indigenous roots through the period of Spanish colonialism, the struggle for independence, and the revolution. The intent of this curriculum project is to introduce secondary students, through the appeal of story, to the significant historical components/aspects that have…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Area Studies, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development
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