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Teaching Dance [electronic resource]

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Two teachers with contrasting training and approaches to teaching bring rich dance experiences to students at their arts-based schools. Kathy DeJean, the dance specialist at Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, promotes inquiry and self-expression in a multi-grade dance class. Scott Pivnik, a former physical education teacher at P.S. 156 (The Waverly School of the Arts) in Brooklyn, New York, uses African dance as a gateway to geography, writing, and personal growth for a class of second graders.
Online
2003
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Connections Across Land [electronic resource]

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Shows that land-based trade routes were conduits of commerce and culture. Traces the transmission of commodities, religions, diseases and people along the Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan gold roads and the Meso-American turquoise roads. Concludes with Jerry H. Bentley's views of the destructive forces of major trade routes and their effects on the connected societies.
Online
2004
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Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource]

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Features case studies on the impact of apartheid on present-day South Africa and on AIDS diffusion in Kenya. Classroom segments show educators using role-playing activities to teach students about land allocation in South Africa and the impact of the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Online
2002
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Exploring Geography Through African History [electronic resource]

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Lisa Farrow, a Seventh Grade World Cultures teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland, provides her students with an understanding of African history and geography. After creating a personal timeline, the students create a historical timeline of Africa, focusing on the Bantu migrations, the rise of Islam, the West African trading empires, the Turkish empire, the slave trade, and European colonialism. Students take an active role in group work as they create maps and captions that define each period. Ms. Farrow concentrates on the importance of the trading empires and their connection to Africa's history as a whole.
Online
2003