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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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Knight, Victoria F.; Collins, Belva; Spriggs, Amy D.; Sartini, Emily; MacDonald, Margaret Janey – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Both scripted lessons and unscripted task analyzed lessons have been used effectively to teach science content to students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. This study evaluated the efficacy, efficiency, and teacher preference of scripted and unscripted task analyzed lesson plans from an elementary science curriculum…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Biggers, Mandy – Research in Science Education, 2018
Questioning is a central practice in science classrooms. However, not every question translates into a "good" science investigation. Questions that drive science investigations can be provided by many sources including the teacher, the curriculum, or the student. The variations in the source of investigation questions were explored in…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Zangori, Laura; Forbes, Cory T.; Biggers, Mandy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2013
While research has shown that elementary (K-5) students are capable of engaging in the scientific practice of explanation construction, commonly-used elementary science curriculum materials may not always afford them opportunities to do so. As a result, elementary teachers must often adapt their science curriculum materials to better support…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara; Nesmith, Suzanne; Meyer, Rachelle D.; Cooper, Sandi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2015
Questioning is considered a powerful tool in mediating students' knowledge construction and conceptual understanding. In this qualitative study, the mathematics-focused lesson plans of elementary education prospective teachers provided data to determine the ways that the approach of literature integration in mathematics influenced prospective…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Concept Formation
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee; Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Carter, Ingrid; Galindo, Enrique – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study explored a modified version of Japanese Lesson Study to determine whether and how it influenced preservice elementary teachers in their abilities to deliver science lessons that included nature of science (NOS) to their own students. We used a case study approach that focused on one subset of a cohort of preservice elementary teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams – Teacher Educator, 2018
How is lesson planning useful? This research study used Cultural Historical Activity Theory and intersubjectivity to answer this questions. This research explored to what extent teacher candidates' lesson plans (i.e., alignment among objectives, assessment, and instruction), and analyses of assessment data mediate their thinking about students'…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Lesson Plans, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
In the previous issue of "Social Education," this column looked at the upcoming elections from a more general point of view and recommended websites that examined presidential election history, voting laws, and the origins of the Electoral College and how it works. In this column, the author focuses specifically on this year's presidential battle…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elections, Web Sites
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Demoiny, Sara B.; Ferraras-Stone, Jessica – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the authors demonstrate how pairing master and counter narrative picture books, along with critical literacy practices, can be used to enhance the social studies curriculum outlined by state standards taught in today's elementary schools. These intentional book pairings allow students to grapple with what history truly means and to…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Social Studies, Picture Books, Elementary Schools
Jurca, Laurah – Educational Leadership, 2018
In Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, the Our Lives, Our Words program puts digital cameras in the hands of elementary-aged English language learners. Teachers plan lessons that allow students to use photography as way to support and extend their writing.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Photography, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
Sharkey, Judy, Ed. – TESOL Press, 2018
What happens when practitioners and researchers work together in an elementary classroom setting? Discover the power of using engaging and informative lesson plans developed in elementary classrooms across the U.S. and backed by current research. Hear from both sides of the profession and understand how they come together for the benefit of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Evidence Based Practice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Fujii, Toshiakira – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
There is no doubt that a lesson plan is a necessary product of Lesson Study. However, the collaborative work among teachers that goes into creating that lesson plan is largely under-appreciated by non-Japanese adopters of Lesson Study, possibly because the effort involved is invisible to outsiders, with our attention going to its most visible…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Sawyer, Amanda G.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examined 158 lesson plans at one institution across two teacher education programs, inclusive early childhood and elementary education, to determine the impact of Internet usage as inspiration on preservice teachers' lesson plans. Fisher's exact test determined statistically significant differences between the Internet use of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Internet, Lesson Plans, Computer Uses in Education
Bahrenfuss, Diane M.; Weih, Timothy G. – Online Submission, 2016
This paper contains an instructional unit designed for teaching elementary students who struggle with reading comprehension. The literacy strategies that comprise the unit are grounded in the relevant research-based literature that is cited and referenced in the paper. Methods for instructional delivery are included as well as detailed lessons.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
James, Abigail Norfleet; Allison, Sandra Boyd; McKenzie, Caitlin Zimmerman – Corwin, 2011
If you're tired of repeating yourself to students who aren't listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors follow the best-selling "Teaching the Male Brain and Teaching the Female Brain" with this ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Lesson Plans
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