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Dowd, JoAnne – Educational Leadership, 1997
Frustrated by her ninth graders' misbehavior with a substitute teacher, a high school English teacher shelved her recriminations and engaged miscreants in a problem-solving exercise examining the incident. Establishing a protocol to talk about problems openly, without fear of retribution, made a big difference. Boys admitted to some poor choices;…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline, English Teachers, High Schools
Hail, Raven – 1979
This children's coloring book devotes a page to each of twenty of the most familiar American Indian plant foods: avocado, green beans, black walnuts, cocoa, corn, peanuts, pecans, chile peppers, pineapples, popcorn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, strawberries, sugar maple, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, tapioca, tomatoes, and vanilla. Illustrating each…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art Activities, Art Materials
Andrews, Doreen; And Others – Learning, 1992
Presents a collection of fall and Halloween activities for elementary students, including pumpkin poetry, batty bulletin boards (graphing), vegetable variety art, old time radio mysteries, paper doll Halloween safety, career dress-up day, imaginative Halloween writing, and matching animals with foods they eat. A student page offers a Dracula…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Bulletin Boards, Career Awareness, Class Activities
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Science and Children, 1982
Provides instructional strategies for using fall fruits/vegetables in science lessons, including activities related to melons, pumpkins, grapes, pears, squash, and yams. Suggests extending the activities over a month or more to allow children time to explore and investigate. (JN)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Field Crops, Food
Beaulieu, Peter; Ossenfort, Pat – 1994
This paper describes an activity-based program that teaches students in grades 4-12 about the importance of Maine agriculture in their lives. Specifically, the goal is to increase student awareness of how the foods they eat are planted, harvested, and processed. The emphasis is on crops grown in Maine such as potatoes, broccoli, peas, blueberries,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Computer Uses in Education, Experiential Learning
Taylor, Tom; Potter, Eloise F. – 1986
Native Americans had a well-developed agriculture long before the arrival of the Europeans. Three staples--corn, beans, and squash--were supplemented with other gathered plants or cultivated crops such as white potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and peanuts. Native Americans had no cows, pigs, or domesticated chickens; they depended almost…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Food
Byerly, Greg; Brodie, Carolyn S. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1999
Describes several Thanksgiving Web sites, including those with historical information, favorite Thanksgiving foods and recipes, songs and games, arts and crafts activities, and some sites "just for fun." Sites include everything from the Macy's Day Parade site, to PlimothonWeb, to Thanksgiving clip art. (AEF)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Cultural Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary Education
Hulnick, Andrea; And Others – 1981
Environmental education activities for young children are provided. Focusing on trees/plants, food/harvesting, energy, recycling, and animals, the simple activities have been designed to foster development in the following areas: social, self-awareness, behavior, language, motor development, and problem-solving. Recommended age range, recommended…
Descriptors: Animals, Art Activities, Botany, Elementary School Science
Gresczyk, Rick – 1980
Created to help students understand how plants were used for food, for medicine, and for arts and crafts among the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians, the game Tree-Ties combines earth and social sciences within a specific culture. The game requires mutual respect, understanding, and agreement to succeed. Sounding like the word "treaties", the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Art Materials
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies. – 1992
This booklet was designed in conjunction with a Festival of American Folklife focusing on New Mexico, but can be used when teaching lessons on the culture of New Mexico. It introduces young children to activities adapting Santa Clara Pueblo pottery designs, adobe model making, Rio Grande blanket designs, tinwork picture frames, and ramilletes de…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Architecture, Ceramics, Design Crafts