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The 13 Colonies - 1700s
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Explore climate and latitude relative to the settlement of the original 13 colonies.

GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
18th Century Reforms
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State guidelines address various antebellum (pre-Civil War) reform movement - Abolition, Education, Women's Rights

Subject:
American History
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Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
JL Fleming
Date Added:
09/19/2017
1984
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This unit walks students through a variety of activities revolving around George Orwell's book '1984'.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Abby Perdok
Date Added:
06/28/2017
2-D Geometry
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In this unit students will build upon their experiences with geometry in earlier grades. Seventh grade students use these skills to informally construct geometric figures.

Manipulatives, dynamic geometry, and tools like rulers and protractors will be particularly helpful with this unit. A particular focus in this unit is the construction of triangles when given combinations of measures of three angles and/or sides. Students will investigate which of these combinations create unique triangles, more than one triangle, or no triangle at all. Students will use the angle-angle criterion to determine similarity.

Angle relationships generated by intersecting lines including supplementary, complementary, adjacent, and vertical angles are also used in problem solving. Using these relationships, students will make conjectures and solve multistep problems with angles created by parallel lines cut by a transversal. They will also examine both angle sums of polygons and exterior angles.

Students will know and use formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and be able to determine the relationship between them.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Liviya Racine-Creekmore
Date Added:
10/31/2017
3-D Shapes
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In this unit, students develop in-depth understanding of volume and surface area. Students should understand volume as a measure of filling and surface area as a measure of wrapping an object. Students should have the opportunity to generate their own strategies for finding volume and surface area. Students will be able to use patterns and rules/formulas for finding surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Liviya Racine-Creekmore
Date Added:
10/31/2017
3rd Grade Poetry
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In this unit, students will be introduced to poetry.  Students will learn about the different types of poetry characteristics through the use of poetry books, prezi presentations, music, and spoken word.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Tierra Jackson
Date Added:
09/26/2017
4th Grade Economics
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This is an Economics unit that I use in my 4th grade class.  My district uses a text book called Social Studies Alive!  I refer to this book in this lesson.  I purchased an Econ. document from teacherspayteachers.com that you may purchase as well if you are interested.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Andy Rienstra
Date Added:
11/25/2016
4th Grade Henry Ford Unit
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This unit combines nonfiction reading, biographies, Henry Ford, and Michigan history into one unit. It covers many informational reading standards and Michigan social studies standards all together.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Mikelle Badge
Date Added:
11/28/2016
4th Grade Historical Fiction Unit
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Students will be reading historical fiction book at their own level. They will read, summarize, and create three book projects that correlate with some of the 4th grade common core reading standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Mikelle Badge
Date Added:
11/28/2016
4th Grade Informational Unit
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This unit engages students in a variety of different reading standards through face to face and online components. In this unit, students will practice many skills to aid them in reading and understanding nonfiction texts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Alisen Lopez
Date Added:
06/22/2017
4th Grade Measurement Unit
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This unit is basically chapter 5 in our Math Expressions curriculum.  If your district uses Math Expressions, then this unit will make a lot of sense to you.  If you don't have Math Expressions, this unit can still help guide you through teaching your kids meausurement using customary and metric systems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Andy Rienstra
Date Added:
11/25/2016
4th Grade Poetry Unit
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This unit is focused on figurative language, covering common core standards in language, literature for reading, and speaking and listening with the final assessment.  It is designed to be used with a workshop model, where there is some form of opening for brief instruction, partner and/or independent work time, and a closing time for sharing within each lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Erin Slotman
Date Added:
06/28/2017
5th Grade/Literacy (Learning about reading strategies: Prediction, Connection, Visualizing, Inferencing, Summarizing, and Question)
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This unit features multiple types of reading strategies. The unit focuses on specific lessons to target reading strategies students use in the literacy class. For example,  predicting before reading the book, making connections (self, text, to the world), visualizing the story, inferencing with background knowledge, summarizing the important details of the story, and asking questions to monitor comprehension.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Hiroaki Totsuka
Date Added:
10/01/2017
6th Grade Informational Writing Unit
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Students will learn the components of an informational essay. Through modeling, mini-lessons and multiple opportunities for practice and feedback, students will go through the writing process to produce an informational essay on the topic of their choice.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Taylor Timmer
Date Added:
06/30/2016
6th Grade Ratios and Proportional Relationships Unit
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In this part of the unit on ratios and proportions, students will use ratio language to write ratios in a real-world context.  They will be architects who are designing an amusement park, an aquarium research center, or a baseball stadium.  Students will write equivalent ratios and use them to make their building a physically safe space that meets all building requirements.  During this project, students will also be converting between units (e.g., inches and feet) as they find equivalent ratios.  After students have made all of their calculations, they will analyze another set of design specifications and create a presentation explaining whether these new specifications would result in an architecturally safe building.  Students will use their math calculations from the design challenge to justify their answers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Michelle Landis
Date Added:
03/24/2017
6th Grade Reading Unit - RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RI.6.1, RI.6.2
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This unit addresses four 6th grade reading standards taught throughout the course of a trimester. These lessons are designed to be taught one day a week, while the other days in the trimester are focused on writing units. This unit is designed to be co-taught with a general education and special education teacher, but can be easily adapted if only one teacher is present.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Taylor Timmer
Date Added:
06/30/2016
6th Grade Weather and Climate Unit
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In this part of the unit, students are exploring how global temperatures have changed over the past hundred years.  Students will examine tables and graphs about global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, human consumption of food, and human consumption of natural resources.  They will find patterns in the graphs.  Based on this data, students will construct an argument about how human activities (increase in population and consumption of natural resources) cause global temperatures to increase.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Michelle Landis
Date Added:
03/24/2017
6th grade Narrative Writing Unit
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Students will learn the components of a Narrative writing. Through mini-lessons (Ex: dialogue, story elements, figurative language, good introductions,genre study,  etc.),  daily writing and revising, students will go through the writing process to produce a narrative writing on a topic of their choice.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Kathy Newhouse
Date Added:
06/30/2016
AP U.S. Government Introduction
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This lesson will be used on the second day of class to introduce the purpose for government.  There is also a survey for the students to take about the top 10 achievements of the U.S. government in the last 75 years.  There is also a powerpoint going over the first half of the key concepts in AP Government as well as a google forms quiz to give in the last 5 minutes of class.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Anne Wade
Date Added:
06/15/2017
Academic Vocabulary Teaching Ideas for Kindergarten
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This document contains specific, interactive ideas for teaching and review of 6 academic vocabulary words covered in Kindergarten.  This document will grow over time.  The words currently included are: character, setting, schema, observation, investigation, living/non-living.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Jill Sloothaak
Date Added:
06/22/2017
Accelerated Motion
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A complete model for describing 1-D accelerated motion (descriptive, motion maps, graphs and kinematic equations).  Begins with a paradigm lab of motion on an incline.  The lab utilizes Vernier Logger Pro motion detectors the way I implement it, but can be done with other methods of data collection.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Terry Bochenek
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Agricultural Patterns
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Students will explore global climatic datasets to analyze the factors that constrain and enable agricultural options.

GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
Algebra 1 Quadratic Functions: Vertex Form
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Understanding characteristics of quadratic functions and connections between various representations, tables, graphs and equations, are developed in this unit. The symmetry of the function values can be found in the table, the graph and the equation. The graphical form shows common characteristics of quadratic functions including maximum or minimum values, symmetric shapes (parabolas), location of the y-intercept, and the ability to determine roots of the function. Quadratic functions can be written in a variety of formats: polynomial form f (x) = ax2 + bx + c, factored form f (x) = a (x -p ) (x - q), and vertex form f (x) = a (x - h) 2 + k. This unit focusses on the vertex form. The impact of changing the parameters a, h, and k will be explored and understood.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Kathleen Ilaoro
Date Added:
04/17/2017
Algebra 2 Sequences and Series Unit
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Students have already had experience with patterns of numbers when studying linear, quadratic, and exponential functions in both Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. This is their first introduction to the formal notation used for sequences and summation notation for series. Students will explore series and summation notation. Arithmetic sequences and series, including finding common differences, terms, and partial sums will be examined in this unit. Students will also learn about geometric sequences and series, including finding common ratios, terms, partial sums, and infinite sums. Students will also explore how to write numbers with repeating decimals as fractions in simplest form using infinite geometric series and common ratio concepts.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Kathleen Ilaoro
Date Added:
03/24/2017
All Living Things Need Plants
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In this unit, students will learn about plants/trees and will inquire about the ways all living things need plants.  Students speak from the point of view of animal and will persuade someone not to cut down their tree.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Du'Charm Archer
Date Added:
05/01/2018
Altered Biomes
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Investigate characteristics of major biomes and examine the impact of land-use changes as the result of human activities.

GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
American Citizenship
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This unit, designed for a freshman Civics course, focuses on the basics of American citizenship.  The unit introduces the requirements of being an American citizen, how one can become an American citizen, and how American citizenship has been molded over the course of our nation's history.   This unit is introduced after students have had an introduction to American Government and have taken an American history course.  

Civics HSCEs:  C.5:  Citizenship in the United States of America

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Alexa Spruit
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Ancient Art and Civilizations Unit
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Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class. During the research and presentation process, students will be working on Chromebooks in the classroom. One major resource that the students will use is Khan Academy. Students will also apply their knowledge of ancient art to create a clay project inspired by a civilization of their choice.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Kaylee Hammond
Date Added:
03/15/2017
Andrew Jackson and the Growth of American Democracy (History Alive!: The United States Through Industrialism (2005) Ch. 14)
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In this unit students explore the extension of democracy and Native American removal during the Age of Jackson. They also explore how Jackson used the power of the presidency to attack the Bank of the United States and its favoritism toward the wealthy elite. Students then focus on westward expansion, examining art and other primary sources to assess the treatment of Native Americans. They evaluate how the Age of Jackson moved American society both toward and away from its core ideals.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Karma Nordstrom
Date Added:
03/24/2017
Argumentative Writing Unit
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Argumentative Writing Unit for 6th grade English Language Arts. 

Students will learn the components of an argumentative essay and learn to write an essay.  The unit will begin with an overview of bullying in order to present the argument of, "Should bullies be treated as criminals?".  This essay will be researched and written as a class practice and will not be scored.   The students will write a second essay in connection with an ecology unit in science titled, "Do humans help or hurt the Great Lakes?"  This essay will be used as a summative assessment.  The final scored assessment will an argumentative essay of choice on the part of the student.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Kathy Newhouse
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Argumentative Writing Unit
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In this three week unit, students will practice skills related to argumentative writing. They will ultimately write an argumentative/persuasive letter to the school board regarding school safety policy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Abby Ruehlmann
Date Added:
04/29/2018