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Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Few issues have galvanized the attention of U.S. citizenry in the past year as have environmental concerns, especially climate change, global warming, and greenhouse gas emissions. Degradation to our fragile planet continues unchecked with only limited actions on a national level. Children who absorb these concerns through television, classroom…
Descriptors: Climate, Educational Resources, Environmental Education, Class Activities
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Chakraborty, Basanti; Stone, Basanti – Childhood Education, 2007
When children come to school, they bring with them a common thread they all have their individual names. Children from minority cultures, however, often encounter difficulties for being different; one obvious difference can be their given names. Names that are unfamiliar to other children may cause social tension or ridicule when a teacher calls…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Minority Groups, Teaching Methods, Sensitivity Training
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Hadaway, Nancy L. – Childhood Education, 1992
The results of a letter exchange project involving bilingual and English-as-a-Second Language students in grades one through nine are reported. Classroom activities that can be generated from letter writing are described. These activities relate to language arts, social studies, math, science, art, music, cooking, and dramatics. (LB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Class Activities, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education