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Kirkwood, Donna; Shulsky, Debra; Willis, Jana – Childhood Education, 2014
The advent of technology and access to the internet through the World Wide Web have stretched the traditional ways of teaching social studies beyond classroom boundaries. This article explores how teachers can create authentic and contextualized cultural studies experiences for young children by integrating social studies and technology. To…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Information Technology, Global Education
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Stone, Brian – Childhood Education, 2008
This article describes a themed classroom project designed to teach about the culture and civilization of ancient Egypt. In preparing the project, it is noted that teachers should remember that different learning styles, including activities that provide meaningful experiences, are appropriate in accommodating the various ways children learn.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, World History
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Willis, Judy – Childhood Education, 2007
The past two decades have provided extraordinary progress in our understanding of the nature of learning. Never before have neuroscience and classroom instruction been so closely linked. Now, educators can find evidence-based neuroimaging and brain-mapping studies to determine the most effective ways to teach, as advances in technology enable…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Memory, Brain, Cognitive Processes
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Columba, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
Children's literature can play a significant role in integrating math and science concepts into real-world applications. One particularly delightful selection is "Cucumber Soup" (Krudwig, 1998). This book can create a context--making cucumber soup--for weighing and for a real-life on adding fractions. This kind of learning context takes children…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Number Concepts, Scientific Concepts
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2007
This article presents four Idea-Sparkers that were submitted by Jason McKinney, a graduate student at Southern Mississippi University and a 1st-grade teacher at Pisgah Elementary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. First is entitled, "Raceway in the Classroom." This activity can help increase children's fluency and ability to identify numerous…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Sight Vocabulary, Language Arts, Letters (Correspondence)
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2004
It is important to appreciate differences in perspectives in order to gain an understanding of others. Teachers can foster the disposition of perspective-taking among students by engaging them in learning opportunities that allow them to discover and reflect on the similarities as well as the differences among people of the world. Such activities…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Critical Thinking, Creativity
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Burriss, Larry L. – Childhood Education, 2003
Details seven ways adults can ensure children's safety on the Internet: become familiar with the Internet community; learn how the Internet works; identify quality sites; learn what sites to avoid; teach children basic rules for Internet safety; place computers in high traffic areas and monitor use; and respond thoughtfully if a child visits an…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Child Safety, Children, Computer Literacy
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Walker, Carolyn; Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Arnett, Ashlee – Childhood Education, 2003
Asserts that informational reading material is scarce in primary classrooms and that many primary grade teachers do not know enough strategies for helping children understand this type of reading material. Describes an effort to engage a group of first-grade children in reading and writing experiences involving informational texts and related…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Emergent Literacy, Fiction, Grade 1
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Warner, Laverne; Lynch, Sharon – Childhood Education, 2003
Discusses chronic behavior problems that occur in early childhood classrooms and the need to intervene at an early age to prevent continued conduct problems. Examines different kinds of challenging behaviors and motivations for them. Suggests intervention methods to prevent antisocial behavior and strategies for teaching children alternative…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems
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Hester, Peggy; Gable, Robert A.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines some common behavior problems in middle schools and explores research-based implications for establishing a positive and supportive learning environment. Discusses the emergent role that school personnel play in promoting positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Presents specific proactive strategies for supporting and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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Kilderry, Anna; Yelland, Nicola; Lazaridis, Vicky; Dragicevic, Silvana – Childhood Education, 2003
Drawing on the experience of two first-year classrooms in Melbourne, Australia, this article explores numeracy learning within an information and communication technology (ICT) environment. Included are examples of how mathematical skills can be promoted and learned in such a way that children can extend their use to practical, problem-solving…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Active Learning, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
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Ratcliff, Nancy J. – Childhood Education, 2002
Contends that accurately and appropriately assessing the progress of young children's literacy development is challenging. Presents examples of authentic performance assessment teachers could use to document skills, including checklists, anecdotal notes and observations, videotape, audiotape, and work samples. Offers advice on selecting and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes how one teacher found that children of every ability level are very motivated to create technology-enhanced projects using the Internet, online databases, scanned pictures and drawings, and video clips or hyperlinks. Notes that such projects can help teachers differentiate curriculum for all children, and lists resources for teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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McCay, Lauren O.; Keyes, Denis W. – Childhood Education, 2002
Helps elementary educators understand and promote social interactions and social competence in inclusive settings, specifically those that include students with learning disabilities and mild to moderate levels of mental retardation. Focuses on social outcomes of inclusion, teacher's attitudes, theoretical perspectives, and areas of social…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Competence
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Myers, Michal Elaine; Myers, Barbara Kimes – Childhood Education, 2002
Addresses holidays in the curriculum and concerns raised for educators about how to be inclusive and recognize students' different cultures. Presents a sample approach to exploring holidays in the classroom, including techniques for brainstorming, celebration activities, children's individual experiences, expanding experiences, engaging families,…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
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