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Learn how to distinguish between curriculum and instruction. Utilize concept mapping strategies to organize a philosophy of elementary social studies education. Your class will be able to explain the process they underwent to organize their information and to identify their categorical headings.
Here’s an activity that asks class members to synthesize and apply what they have learned of the stock market crash and of the political philosophies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the first part of the exercise, each class member is given a problem and writes a letter addressing either FDR or Hoover. For part two of the activity, the letters are redistributed,and individuals assume the role of the president being addressed and respond as the president would. A list of problem statements and complete directions for the activity are included in the packet.
Need a handy reference for Western or Eastern philosophy or philosophers? How about the philosophy of science? Want information about the Milesian school? Eleatic philosophy? Neo-Confucianism or Biological Sociology? This is THE reference for lovers of ideas.
Students discover the interaction of American Literature, politics and the environmental movement. They explore the changing concept and philosophy of wilderness, and explain the development of The National Park System. They read sections of Thoreau, Muir, Abbey and Emerson with a set of questions for the students to develop their own essays.