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O'Brien, Joseph – Social Studies, 1997
Recounts the experiences of Kansas social studies educators in designing and implementing a workable assessment instrument that would meet state requirements. The design emphasized five characteristics (thematic orientation, skills emphasis, social studies perspectives, variety of resources, and community orientation) constructed around a…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Barr, Hugh – Social Studies, 1994
Maintains that the use of electronic mail to link students from other states and nations is an effective way to heighten student interest and improve instruction. Describes electronic pen pal programs linking students in New Zealand, England, and Kansas. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies