Guides for Teaching Literature and Social Studies

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The program is built on solid, teachable concepts, making lessons easy for students to grasp. Each unit plan employs a variety of activities to engage students in learning, and diversifies the instructional process. Lessons are geared to capture students’ attention, encourage meaningful dialogue, promote real-world problem solving and stimulate new ideas and beliefs. Unit plans cost a small fee and come with student handouts, a complete bibliography and detailed instructional guidance. About Learning, Inc., Wauconda, IL, (800) 822-4628,

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.