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Isaac, Megan Lynn – English Journal, 2002
Presents a brief quiz designed to focus on facts often forgotten or about which misperceptions typically swirl, and to concentrate attention on the lives of children and young adults during the Renaissance. Notes that the answers to the quiz are followed by explanations arranged, like the quiz, in three sections that provide some information about…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Audience Awareness, Drama, English Instruction
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Goodwyn, Andrew – English Journal, 1993
Describes an innovative approach to teaching students how to "read" critically the various "texts" present throughout the mass media. Provides principles developed in England in relation to media education and concerned with teaching critical reading in conjunction with the study of newspapers. (HB)
Descriptors: Educational Media, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Scott – English Journal, 1987
Describes a teacher's experience teaching sixth grade drama in Britain, where drama is viewed as distinct from literature and stresses role playing. Outlines particular improvisation activities, scriptwriting projects, approaches to class discussion, and the use of dramatic activities to teach other subjects. (JG)
Descriptors: Current Events, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum
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Smith, Jayne R. – English Journal, 1983
Suggests the best ways to see Great Britain as a tourist. (JL)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Tourism
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James, Margaret – English Journal, 1983
Reveals some of what an English teacher from England learned from teaching English in the United States. (JL)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Contact, English Curriculum, Foreign Culture