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Garcia, Jesus; Logan, John W. – Social Education, 1983
A lesson, "Harriet Tubman: A Most Successful Conductor," illustrates how to employ a basal reader in social studies instruction in the elementary grades. This approach offers students a relevant curriculum, greater opportunities for concept development, practice in skills areas, and activities that offer greater opportunity to master…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Concept Teaching, Content Area Reading, Educational Objectives
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Commeyras, Michelle – Theory into Practice, 1995
Creating opportunities and encouraging student-centered questioning requires a special teacher-student dynamic. Students need to be empowered to ask questions. The article explores what teachers can learn from questions students ask, focusing on learning outcomes for teachers, and using a second-grade lesson on Harriet Tubman as an example. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Constructivism (Learning), Discovery Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Pflaum, William D. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004
During the technology boom of the 1980s and 1990s, computers seemed set to revolutionize education. Do any of these promises sound familiar? (1) Technology would help all students learn better, thanks to multimedia programs capable of adapting to individual needs, learning styles, and skill levels; (2) Technology would transform the teacher's role…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Case Studies
National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA. – 1994
This guide presents biographies of the following women: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Queen Liliuokalani, Amelia Earhart, Maria Tallchief, and Sonia Manzano. The use of biographies as history provides historical information and role models in a form comprehensible to young students. The personal history booklet that concludes this document…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Females, Social Studies
National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA. – 1992
This book offers a series of lesson plans and resources for teaching young learners (K-3) about heroines in U.S. history. The book offers general guidelines for presentation of the materials as well as specific suggestions for individual lessons. Each lesson focuses on a particular historical figure and includes a biography, a lesson plan outline,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, Females, Primary Education
1996
These easy-to-read classroom plays are about 15 African American men and women in a variety of vocations. The plays are designed to enhance the curriculum and to make social studies come alive for the student as they bolster language-arts teaching. Each play includes a Teacher's Guide that contains some quotes from the featured person and a brief…
Descriptors: Biographies, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Enrichment
Jones, Richard – 1990
Designed to dramatize constitutional issues in the history of Rensselaer County, New York, the struggle for women's rights is the focus of this play that is intended for fourth grade students as part of their local history curriculum. The play has four objectives: to enable students to understand the meaning of inequality, to show how the lives of…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Dramatics, Feminism, Grade 4
Lobb, Nancy – 1995
This collection for children tells the stories of 16 African Americans who helped make America what it is today. African Americans can take pride in the heritage of these contributors to society. Biographies are given for the following: (1) Sojourner Truth, preacher and abolitionist; (2) Frederick Douglass, abolitionist; (3) Harriet Tubman, leader…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Blacks, Childrens Literature
Morris-Lipsman, Arlene J. – 1990
These lesson plans compose a classroom guide to teach about notable women in history. Traditionally, many fields were closed to women and only recently have women made strides in achieving professional careers. Some women, however, succeeded in becoming known throughout the world and became pioneers in their respective fields. The lives and career…
Descriptors: Biographies, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Enrichment
WestEd, San Francisco, CA. – 1996
Signed into law on September 2, 1992, California's charter-school law has led to the approval of over 100 charter schools. San Diego City Schools (SDCS) was one of the first districts to sponsor charter schools, including the Harriet Tubman School, 1 year after the law became effective. This document provides a brief overview and summary of a case…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Bigelow, Bill, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2004
With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of "Rethinking Our Classrooms" broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality--and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, School Culture, Females
Rousso, Harilyn, Ed.; Wehmeyer, Michael L., Ed. – 2001
Highlighting the educational issues of girls and young women with disabilities, this book examines how they are exposed to discrimination based on gender and disability/special education status, and how they experience less successful vocational outcomes than males with disabilities and typical female peers upon leaving school. It also describes…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Design, Disabilities
WestEd, San Francisco, CA. – 1996
Signed into law on September 2, 1992, California's charter-school law has led to the approval of over 100 charter schools. San Diego City Schools (SDCS) was one of the first districts to sponsor charter schools, including the Harriet Tubman School, 1 year after the law became effective. This report provides a brief overview and summary of a case…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
National Women's History Project, Santa Rosa, CA. – 1985
Part of the National Women's History Project funded to promote the multi-cultural study of women in history, this unit will help kindergarten students learn about the contributions that women have made to U.S. society. The developers believe that equality cannot be achieved until equality is expected and until the contributions of all women are…
Descriptors: American Indians, Biographies, Blacks, Cultural Background
Adams, Don, Ed. – Partnerships in Education Journal, 1989
This theme issue of the monthly Partnerships in Education (PIE) journal focuses on new collaborations, new educational challenges, and some examples of exemplary partnership programs at work in school districts across the country. Each of the 22 chapters was written by those who either direct or coordinate a partnership program. Partnership…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Educational Improvement
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