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Brophy, Jere; VanSledright, Bruce A. – 1993
This report presents detailed summaries of the responses of seven exemplary elementary teachers to a series of open-ended questions about effective social studies curriculum and instruction. The questions addressed the teachers' opinions about elementary social studies purposes and goals, content selection, and representation modes; forms and…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Science Record, 1993
Reports on a study of memorable elementary school, social studies activities experienced by college students. Finds that the responses reflected the influence of the expanding communities curriculum when viewed across grade levels. Argues that experiential and higher order thinking activities were remembered most favorably. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
Brophy, Jere; And Others – 1992
Prior to a curriculum unit on European exploration of the New World, a class of fifth grade U.S. history students stated what they knew (or thought was true) about the discovery of America and what they wanted to learn about it. After the unit, they reported what they had learned about the general topic of European exploration of North America. In…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Elementary School Students, European History, Grade 5
Brophy, Jere; And Others – 1992
Prior to a curriculum unit on the English colonies in America taught within a U.S. history course, two classes of fifth-graders stated what they knew or believed was true about colonies and what they wanted to learn about them. After the unit, they reported what they had learned about the English colonies in North America. In addition, a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Research, Grade 5