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Clarke, Jacqueline – Instructor, 1999
This learning activities notebook presents creative, elementary- and secondary-level, standards-based learning activities for teachers by teachers. They include a November-December teaching almanac, mathematics activities, language arts activities, science activities, and social studies activities. A reproducible sheet presents a Santa Sightings…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts
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Herber, Mary; Beeler, Cathy; Miller, Ben – Legacy, 1999
Describes the Educational Outreach Kit for Monocacy National Battlefield, which takes the story of the civil war battle into local schools and expands the story beyond the traditional interpretation of military strategies and tactics. (CCM)
Descriptors: Civics, Civil War (United States), Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Duran, Richard P. – Journal of Negro Education, 1998
Describes several instructional activities that allow students to express their own cultural heritage through the development of World Wide Web pages and video dramatizations of important historical events and people. These activities raise the possibility of innovative performance assessments suited to new forms of achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Bryant, Brian R. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1998
Discusses a process for integrating technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities into cooperative-learning activities in terms of three components: (1) selecting adaptations; (2) monitoring use of adaptations during cooperative-learning activities; and (3) evaluating the adaptations' effectiveness. Barriers to and support systems…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
Page, Angela D.; Thermos, Mary; Timblin, Carol; Arishee, Jabreel; Stack, Jack; Troisi, Andrea – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998
Presents six curriculum guides for health/nutrition, mathematics, reading, language arts, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarians and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity samples, guidelines for evaluating…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hughers, Robert D. – Reading Horizons, 1976
Shares some ideas for motivating students to read. (RB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Gerlach, Russel L. – Journal of Geography, 1976
A classroom activity designed to explore local culture and community development by collecting, mapping, and analyzing migration patterns and ethnicity is described. (DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cramer, Sharon; Erzkus, Alan; Pope, Kim; Roeder, Jean; Tone, Tracy; Mayweather, Karen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Discusses findings of a survey of siblings who have brothers or sisters with disabilities, and the development of support meetings, a resource library, and "Sibling Day" to help siblings. The responses of siblings to various scenarios and a staff worksheet for activities for Sibling Day are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Class Activities, Coping
Briggs, Connie; Hitchcock, Mary – State of Reading, 1997
Describes an approach to social studies which integrates American history and geography, and combines topic interest and children's literature. Notes that the approach begins with students creating a large outline map of the United States, which plays a central role in their activities throughout the school year. Discusses possible activities and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Studies, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
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Sanacore, Joseph – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1997
Argues that learners need to know that their teacher values their knowledge and respects their individual ways of constructing meaning, and that such a classroom environment will cultivate students' intrinsic motivation and connect it with their literacy learning. Offers suggestions to nurture students' intrinsic motivation for literacy learning…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning
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May, Danna Garrison – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1997
Explores the use of simulations as a teaching method for gifted students. Identifies positive effects of simulations and distinguishes different types. Notes disadvantages related to time, money, and experience as are unique features of the teacher's role in this approach to instruction. Lists guidelines for choosing a model and deciding on a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Gifted
Scales, Pat – Book Links, 1997
Summarizes Brock Cole's novel for young adolescents: "The Goats." Provides discussion questions and classroom activities in language arts, drama, research; mathematics, creative writing, similes; and presents an annotated bibliography of fiction for young adolescents dealing with runaways, self-reliance, family, friendship, courage, overweight,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Authors, Books
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Draper, Roni Jo – Clearing House, 1997
Describes a jigsaw puzzle activity, a two-part cooperative learning activity useful at any level of mathematics instruction, intended to teach students to become "strategic readers" of their mathematics textbooks. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Reeves, LaVona L. – English Journal, 1997
Describes ways to help students of all ages with writing apprehension, including write more; discourage appropriation of voice; listen to fearful writers; find patterns in students' errors; conference during drafting stages; coach peers for effective response; encourage positive self-talk; be aware of possible gender differences; vary writing…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Burns, Mary M. – Teaching and Learning Literature with Children and Young Adults, 1997
Finds that picture books are difficult to define--are they a separate genre or a format? Lists six variations on picture books. Presents a workshop designed to raise teachers' consciousness about picture books--activities can be adapted for students. Gives five questions for stimulating student response, using the books discussed. (PA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Illustrations
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