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Curriculum & Instruction
OVERVIEW
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01 Curriculum: The Center Stage of Schooling
      It's Lively and Everyone Wants In on the Act
SCIENCE
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02 Good Science Education
      Showing, Telling, Trying and Not Exploding Anything
HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES
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03 Quality Grade School History Curriculum
      Technology Has Created a More World-Wise Generation, and That's Good
17 Making Sure Kids Know Civics
      Less Than 3% of the Kids in Arizona and Oklahoma Could Pass a Citizenship Test; Why Not Test Your School Board and Your Student Body, and Go From There?
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
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04 Sacre Bleu! Foreign Language Disability
      It's a Sound Concept: Another Example of the Power of Phonics, and What Goes Wrong When You Don't Have It
05 Latin Makes a Comeback
      For a Vocabulary Victory, No Language Instruction Is More Valuable
THE ARTS
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06 The Arts Vs. the Technical Crafts
      Hands-On Learning Shines With Both
07 Music: A Basic, Not an Extra
      Harmonizing Concentration, Memory, Listening and Performance Skills
VOC ED / CAREERS
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08 Financial Literacy
      What Good Is Being Able to Make Money If You Don't Know How Best to Use It?
OTHER SUBJECTS
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09 Multimedia Geography
      Bells and Whistles Revitalize This Important But Often Overlooked Subject
13 Character Development
      Using Classic Books and Good Parenting, Not Attitude-Shaping By the Government
MULTICULTURAL ED
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10 Good Multiculturalism
      Examples of Excellence in African-American Literature
GIFTED ED, AP & IB
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11 Is Your Preschooler Gifted?
      If You Spot the 'Wow!' Factor, You'll Have Some Extra Parenting To Do
14 Traits of Gifted and Talented Kids
      Vocabulary, Curiosity, Intensity . . . and Usually, a Bit of a Challenge
15 Advanced Placement Courses
      Do They Deserve to Be So Popular?
16 The Downside of International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs
      Some Say Going Global Ain't All Good
INSTRUCTION
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12 Pro's and Con's of Looping
      It's Not Such a Loopy Idea, to Keep Kids With the Same Teacher For Another Year . . . But In Some Ways, It Might Keep You Out of the Loop
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