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Lake, David – Social Studies, 2002
Presents a five-step method to develop the critical numeracy knowledge of numerically intimidated students. Examines the method in detail, discussing Piagetian diagnostic tools and how to adapt the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy to teach critical numeracy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classification, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Graphs
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Richburg, Robert W.; Nelson, Barbara J.; Tochterman, Suzanne – Social Studies, 2002
Describes a lesson plan that uses an inquiry, problem-based activity to educate students on gender and development inequities that women throughout the world encounter. Includes information on follow-up activities, how to use the Gender Equity and Opportunity Commission (GEOCOM) to illustrate a region and field tests of the activity. (CMK)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Gender Issues, Geography
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Talbert, Kevin M.; Romanowski, Michael H. – Social Studies, 2002
Focuses on the importance of teaching religion in U.S. history courses. Discusses problems that teachers encounter when teaching religion, addresses the issue of students resisting learning about religion in the history classroom, and explores how teachers can reduce this resistance. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Religion
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Engelhardt, Leah T.; Steinbrink, John E. – Social Studies, 2001
Contends that early adolescents need to learn how the jury trial system works. Provides background information on the topic for teachers. Includes a two-day lesson plan on jury duty as a civic obligation, background information for students, and extension activities relating to jury trials in the appendix. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Maxwell, Nan L.; Bellisimo, Yolanda; Mergendoller, John – Social Studies, 2001
Provides background information on the problem-based learning (PBL) model used in medical education that was adapted for high school economics. Describes the high school economics curriculum and outline the stages of the PBL model using examples from a unit called "The High School Food Court." Discusses the design considerations. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Curriculum, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2001
Focuses on the use of melodrama as an instructional tool in social studies classrooms. Discusses how to set up a melodrama and stage a melodrama. Provides ideas for possible melodramas that address issues of democracy, such as constitutional challenges and civil disobedience. (CMK)
Descriptors: Democracy, Drama, Educational Strategies, Empathy
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Waller, Lynn; Edgington, William D. – Social Studies, 2001
Focuses on using music as a tool for teaching about the U.S. Civil War. States that music was integral to life in the United States and for the soldiers during this time period. Discusses why teachers should use music and how to integrate songs into instruction. Includes song lyrics. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational Strategies, History Instruction, Music
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Sleeper, Ralph – Social Studies, 1978
Explains how all secondary school subject matter can be learned and taught philosophically. Reviews basic components of a philosophical lesson (truth, values, faith, logic) and describes a classroom activity based on a reading from a Berthold Brecht play. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Humanities
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Manicas, Peter – Social Studies, 1978
The standard methods of the social sciences do not provide all the tools necessary to probe into the fundamental questions on the relationship between individuals and their environment. Proposes that social studies teachers try to clarify and examine the hidden assumptions which are part of classroom discussions and social studies textbooks.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Problems, Educational Strategies, Logical Thinking
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Dundis, Stephen Paul; Fehn, Bruce R. – Social Studies, 1999
Describes the "American Journey" series of CD-ROM archives that contains hundreds of primary sources, such as letters, diary entries, paintings, posters, and audio recordings. Addresses how to navigate and employ the documents from the archive and the CD-ROM's potential for developing historical thinking. Provides ideas for enhancing history…
Descriptors: Archives, Educational Strategies, Instructional Materials, Navigation (Information Systems)
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Huerta, Grace C.; Flemmer, Leslie A. – Social Studies, 2000
Describes how secondary teachers can design oral history research projects: (1) assess availability of materials; (2) select a project theme; (3) establish a project outcome/skills checklist; (4) preliminary research; (5) mock interviews; (6) pre-interview proposal and scheduling an interview; (7) developing interview schedule; (8) the interview;…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Interviews, Oral History
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Cate, Timothy E. – Social Studies, 2000
Illustrates the use of multigenre research reports, a collection of student responses to a topic that incorporates several different writing modes. A ninth-grade global issues class was assigned a multigenre research project on Latin America. Reveals the results of the projects and provides an appendix. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Global Approach, Grade 9, Instructional Innovation
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Wasta, Stephanie; Lott, Carolyn – Social Studies, 2000
Describes a seventh and eighth grade social studies unit on the Civil War that incorporates language arts. The unit addresses the four levels of perspective development. Aims to provide students with a better understanding of the Civil War and develop students' personal perspectives. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational Strategies, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Johannessen, Larry R. – Social Studies, 2000
Addresses teaching about the Vietnam War. Focuses on selecting literature and how to implement the "mines and booby traps simulation," which demonstrates the experience of an infantry soldier. Describes follow-up activities to the simulation, the connections students made between the simulation and literature, and the importance of simulation…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Benefits, Educational Strategies
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Bryant, Carol; Bryant, Robert – Social Studies, 2000
Presents a planning model that serves as a guide for social studies teachers using block scheduling, but is appropriate for any time format. Explains that the model consists of four topics describing each in detail: (1) content selection; (2) instructional strategies; (3) assessment; and (4) higher-order thinking skills. (CMK)
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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