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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