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Freedman, Philip I. – Social Studies, 1984
Educators must decide which concepts, generalizations, and content of multicultural education are to receive priority attention. Characteristics of curricular elements to be selected as foundations of multicultural education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Flouris, George – Social Studies, 1983
A model which describes the major decisions a teacher makes during instructional planning is discussed. The theory presented is derived from human learning research that addresses itself to individual differences. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Van Tassel, David – Social Studies, 1983
Students in grades six through 12 in 40 states are participating annually in a History Day competition. Rules for the 1983 contest are briefly described. (AM)
Descriptors: History Instruction, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Student Projects
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Harris, Robert L., Jr. – Social Studies, 1983
Textbooks treat Afro-American history with a general unevenness, with little attention to Afro-American thoughts and activities. A theme that runs consistently throughout American history is the exclusion of Afro-Americans from the concept of American "people." There should be a two-pronged approach to examining this theme in the classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Black History, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Social History
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Litchfield, R. Burr – Social Studies, 1983
Computers allow students to experiment with new projects in the history classroom. The Comparative Cities data file was used to explore the social impact of industrialization and urbanization in an undergraduate seminar. The data file can be adapted for high school students, but such a project has potential problems. (AM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, High Schools, Higher Education
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Rice, Glorianne; Rice, George H. Jr. – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses the development of an instrument to be used by elementary teachers in the evaluation of social studies textbooks. The instrument itself is included in the article. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation
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Conte, Anthony E.; Cavaliere, Lorraine A. – Social Studies, 1982
Presents a model for infusing global perspectives into existing curricula and instructional strategies. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Models
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Schug, Mark C. – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses how advisory committees can be used to improve communication between teachers and college professors concerning teacher education needs in the social studies. Guidelines for establishing a program advisory committee are included. (AM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Communication Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Kachaturoff, Grace – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses why teachers must help to review and/or select textbooks on a regular basis and how they can participate in this process. A slightly revised edition of the criteria used by the State of Michigan Social Studies Review Steering Committee illustrates critical factors that must be considered in evaluating textbooks. (SR)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Social Studies
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Taylor, Howard E.; Larson, Susan – Social Studies, 1998
Addresses practical concerns about teaching students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), explaining what it is, how it is diagnosed, what it looks like in the classroom, how to address the symptoms of ADHD through direct classroom instruction, and how to help parents of children with ADHD. (DSK)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Hyperactivity
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Hodge, Warren A. – Social Studies, 1988
Discusses the need for school districts to compete for both public and private grants to fund special programs such as law-related education (LRE). Covers important features of writing effective proposals, especially those addressing LRE, and includes examples which illustrate important points. (GEA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grantsmanship, Law Related Education, Proposal Writing
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McKee, Saundra J. – Social Studies, 1988
Discusses the revision of the curriculum for college-bound students. States three apparent needs: conceptual knowledge, note- and test-taking skills, and critical thinking skills. Provides suggestions for developing these areas, devoting much attention to critical thinking. (GEA)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Improvement
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Hurst, Joe B. – Social Studies, 1986
Outlines a participatory approach to social studies education called "skills-in-living." This approach defines schooling and classroom work not as preparation for life, but life itself and emphasizes the application of social science concepts and generalizations to the real life decision-making, participation, communication, interaction skills of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sweezey, William – Social Studies, 1985
Basic characteristics of the more influential curriculum development models in social studies are discussed. For a curriculum development model to be effective, it must provide for extensive teacher involvement. The most successful school practices are those that are school-based and collaborative. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Quality
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Wolinski, John T.; Bozman, Maurice W. – Social Studies, 1983
The Raygor Readability Estimate, described in this article, is much like the widely used Fry Readability Graph, except that it determines vocabulary difficulty by counting words of six or more letters, rather than by counting syllables. An evaluation found that Raygor was faster and easier to use and more objective than the Fry method. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability Formulas
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