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North American Indian Mythology and Folklore for Secondary School Students

Description: Through a study of North American Indian folklore and mythology, the non-Indian can at last begin to know the Indian with whom he has shared a continent and to find out something of his religion, traditions, history, humor, and tribal peculiarities. The approach to this study through motifs, already familiar to the students from other literature, offers a practical approach and one that can be adapted to classroom use, perhaps either in the study of myth, the study of literary types, the study of literature per se, or perhaps in the study of cultural differences.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Jackson, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of Physical Education Programs with Regard to Acivities Offered the Male Student in Texas Junior Colleges

Description: This study was to determine physical education program offerings at the junior colleges in Texas and to present them in such a manner that comparisons could be made between these programs and recommendations of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Blair, Oscar Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries

Some Practical Applications of New Language Principles

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to encourage Texas language arts teachers to re-examine the contribution of twentieth century language scholars, not with the thought that any one grammar should be chosen to replace the traditional one now being used but with the notion that the different approaches to grammar are complementary rather than mutually exclusive, and to suggest some specific ways in which major linguistic principles may be reflected in the classroom practices of the high school English teacher.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Worsham, Dorris J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Course of Study in the Use of the Dictionary

Description: Teachers sometimes assume that their students are more skillful in the use of the dictionary than they actually are. Today's student needs thorough, formal training that is cumulative over his school years and that is based on the same linguistic principles that have raised the art of lexicography to its present high level. It is the purpose of this thesis to provide a plan for attaining these ends.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Moores, Walter A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Relationships of Balance Tests to Olympic Balance Beam Performance

Description: This study sought to identify a balance test or combination of tests that would efficiently predict Olympic Balance Beam performance. Of interest, too, was the effect previous experience might have on the performance of standardized and modified balance tests. In order to determine if height affected balance performance and would therefore be an element to consider in teaching methods and progressions, the Bass Stick Test and Sideward Leap Test were raised to a height of three feet and eleven inches.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Sanborn, Carla Rickert
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Industrial Arts Woodworking Housing and Equipment Facilities in Texas

Description: This is a study comparing the existing industrial arts housing and equipment facilities in the state of Texas with: first, housing standards within ad tentative Texas Education Agency publication entitled A Guide for Planning Industrial Arts Facilities; and second, apparent equipment needs for implementing the programs described in Texas Education Agency Bulletin 615, Principles and Standards for Accrediting Elementary and Secondary Schools and Description of Approved Courses Grades 7-12.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Mabry, Steve N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Source Book for a Semester's Study of Language in Twelfth Grade English

Description: While most of the current concepts about language may serve as the underlying principles of language study in all English classes, there appears to be a need in the high school curriculum for opportunity to study in concentrated manner the background and the development of the English language, as a subject of intrinsic interest and lifelong appreciation. A logical place for this type of study, offered on an elective basis, would be in one semester of the twelfth grade. Because of the scope and the depth of the study it would be considered an accelerated course. In the following chapters an attempt will be made to write a guide for such a curriculum.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Parker, Mildred B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Bibliotherapy in the Junior High School

Description: Since most teachers have little time to familiarize themselves with a variety of books, this thesis, containing annotations, is designed to acquaint them with a number of books in various areas and to give them an understanding of bibliotherapy, which is one tool of teaching that has been advanced as an aid to students for the past as well as for the future.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Van Voorhis, Dorothy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Some Innovations in an Oral Approach to Teaching English to Spanish-Speaking Students: Eighth Grade Level

Description: The aim of this thesis is to suggest how some of the trends mentioned above may be incorporated into a program to help the eighth grade Spanish-speaking student in a predominately English-speaking school, to help the student who has not only given up the idea of getting an education himself, but is considered by his teachers "too late" to reach.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Woolsey, Normada L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Teaching Standard English as a Second Language at V. L. Williams Elementary School

Description: For some time, teaching Standard English has been a problem of major proportion at Versia L. Williams Elementary School, Fort Worth, Texas. Even casual observation shows that pupils do not grasp much of the classroom English teaching, nor do they transfer that which they do learn to other school work or daily use. The instructional program in English at the Williams Elementary School, therefore, must be supplemented to the extent that the pupils may be given the kinds of experiences in the classroom that will ultimately result in their learning Standard English in a manner that will enable them to relate the "book talk" to their own idiolects, which according to Giddings (2) everyone has. They bring to school a well-established set of habits which they will continue to use in spite of the classroom instruction, because they hold on to the teaching of their first teachers--their mothers.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Gray, Marvinette C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Instruction in Composition through Small-Group Activities for Secondary Students

Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to describe various small-group activities which could be used in classes of secondary English to help to "teach-Johnny-to-write." These activities are divided into four areas of study--developing and practicing specific skills related to writing, developing a topic, planning a theme, and evaluating student writing.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Jensen, Ann L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Utopia : An Idea-centered Activity for Accelerated Twelfth Grade Students

Description: Through the ages dissatisfaction with his environment has provoked man to envision the ideal or "utopian" setting which would be more to his liking. The discontent of today's youth with the world it has inherited echoes the complaints of past generations and yet is of particular significance and relevance to the twelfth grade student soon to enter the college community where protests are becoming increasingly more articulate and effective. Established institutions and behavior codes are challenged with impunity although critics charge that such dissent is irresponsible and unsupported by positive, alternative proposals for improvement.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Hull, Mary F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dostoyevsky: a Resource for Modern Youth

Description: This thesis looks at two questions regarding the teaching of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's works in high school and junior college: which of Dostoyevsky's works should be used, and what materials in those works selected should one consider most necessary for emphasis in the actual teaching of the works.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Porcher, Robert D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Source Book for the Teacher of Film Art

Description: How does one teach the language and literature of the film? Where does one begin? What should be included in such a study? The answers to these questions do not exist and will not until much earnest effort and time have been spent toward their discovery. Certainly this thesis does not contain the final answers. It does contain some tentative answers, however, answers that can be put into practice in the classroom, examined, modified, rejected, or accepted. The ideas and suggestions are only invitations to explore; from such exploration will come the real advancements in this important field.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Pratt, Lorraine N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

Description: This paper will be a survey of the major American Negro writers from pre-Civil War days to the present time. Background information concerning each major period will be given, along with information about each author and comments about the selections which are appropriate for classroom discussion. Teachers will also be given suggestions for presenting the material to class, as well as suggested questions and assignments. In conclusion, it will be shown how the literature presented can be fused into the eleventh grade course of study for the Fort Worth Public Schools.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Tucker, Rose Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries