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Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
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King, Philip; Bulkeley, Kelly; Welt, Bernard – SUNY Press, 2011
"Dreaming in the Classroom" provides teachers from virtually all fields with a uniquely informative guidebook for introducing their students to the universal human phenomenon of dreaming. Although dreaming may not be held in high esteem in mainstream Western society, students at all education levels consistently enjoy learning about…
Descriptors: Sleep, Classroom Environment, Educational Methods, Educational Experience
Curd, Martin – Science, Technology, and Society, 1981
Outlined is a philosophy course designed for science and engineering students taught at Purdue University. The course focuses on technology and human values. Includes the rationale, general organization, required books, reading list, evaluation, lecture topics, and suggested essay topics. (DC)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Philosophy
Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD. – 1984
This resource curriculum outline for grades 9 through 12 contains a content outline; sample teaching strategies; illustrations for making transparencies and dittoes; print, non-print, and film resources for teaching family life and human development. The activities are adaptable to a variety of classroom situations and teaching styles. The…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Stages, Educational Resources
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services. – 1979
This document suggests how social studies classroom teachers on the high school level can use a concept approach to structure global studies programs. Global studies is interpreted to include a focus on the individual's search for meaning in various cultures as well as the more traditional study of world cultures. A major objective of the approach…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Ewens, Thomas – Art Education, 1990
Maintains that art educators should base their theories of art, education, and discipline in the fundamental place of wonder in aesthetic experience. Examines Plato's philosophy to help understand some of the characteristics of wonder. Claims that all human experience has an aesthetic dimension and that wonder can motivate any inquiry. (KM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Education
Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 1998
Highlights the life of Leonard Koscianski, an artist who focuses on revealing the inner life of the human heart and mind in his artwork. Includes four lesson plans for grades ranging from 2 through 12: philosophy, psychology, language arts, and visual arts. Provides a copy and background about Koscianski's painting "Red Fish." (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Artists, Biographies
Pickett, Anna Lou; Safarik, Lynn; Echevarria, Jana – 1998
These instructional materials are designed to improve the performance of paraeducators working in inclusive classrooms servicing school age students with limited English proficiency. The competency-based program helps participants to learn skills they can apply immediately, to accept new practices, and to increase their understanding of education…
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Cultural Awareness
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2004
Diversity in BC schools is an overarching concept that reflects a philosophy of equitable participation and an appreciation of the contributions of all people. It is a concept that refers both to our uniqueness as individuals and to our sense of belonging or identification within a group or groups. Diversity refers to the ways in which we differ…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Official Languages, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Pluralism
Norwich Free Academy, CT. – 1991
This document is one of a series of business education position papers/curriculum guides developed for high schools in Connecticut to demonstrate that business education courses can be used as part of an integrated academic/vocational curriculum. The guide is organized into the following six sections: (1) business department philosophy; (2) course…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, Business Education
Dalton, Dennis – 1984
Designed for teachers of undergraduate students with some familiarity with political theory, moral philosophy, and social history, this course outline focuses on individual rights and their realization in the United States and the world at large. The syllabus, arranged in 3 major parts, is subdivided into 16 sections that outline major course…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Course Content, Futures (of Society)
Cutter, Mary Ann G.; Drexler, Edward; Friedman, B. Ellen; McCullough, Laurence B.; McInerney, Joseph D.; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Rossiter, Belinda; Zola, John – 1997
This instructional module contains a description of the Human Genome Project (HGP). A discussion of issues in the philosophy of science and some of the ethical, legal, and social implications of research in genetics, and a survey of fundamental genetics concepts and of new, nontraditional concepts of inheritance are also included. Six…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
Donovan, Edward P.; Prickitt, Ralph – 1983
A course in human biology was developed to increase course options for students of all abilities and interest levels who successfully completed 1 year of high school science. Major topic areas of the course include: general plan of the human body; causes, cures, and prevention of diseases; human body chemistry; structure and function of cells,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Biology, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Baseheart, M. Catharine – 1986
This proposed upper-division course, which is designed to relate abstract philosophy to concrete life situations, grew out of the awareness that the quality of life can be enhanced through study and reflection on the essential human values of work and leisure. The theoretical and practical knowledge that forms the course content is approached in a…
Descriptors: Alienation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives
Abbott, Barbara; Kolman, Peter – 1981
One in a series of instructional units designed for gifted students, this booklet describes a humanities unit for students in middle and secondary grades. The specific focus of the unit is on truth as it is perceived and expressed in philosophy, literature, art, music, drama, and the social sciences. The study of truth and its surrounding concepts…
Descriptors: Gifted, Honesty, Humanities Instruction, Learning Activities
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