# Using Positive and Negative Numbers in Context

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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to understand and use directed numbers in context. It is intended to help identify and aid students who have difficulties in ordering, comparing, adding, and subtracting positive and negative integers. Particular attention is paid to the use of negative numbers on number lines to explore the structures: starting temperature + change in temperature = final temperature final temperature Đ change in temperature = starting temperature final temperature Đ starting temperature = change in temperature.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan

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# Animal Behaviors and Character Traits in Animal Farm

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In this lesson, students who are reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell (All rights reserved-Copyright), will evaluate the behaviors of different animals. Students will then research the individuals/groups represented by these characters and they will start to make connections as they think about why the author chose certain characters to represent certain people. Once students have a better understanding of the characters and who they represent, they will choose one character and trace the development of that character throughout the text.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: MEGAN SMITH

# What is an Atom.mp4

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This video discusses atoms and how they make up all matter.

Material Type: Demonstration

# Design and Build a Rube Goldberg

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In this two-part activity, students design and build Rube Goldberg machines. This open-ended challenge employs the engineering design process and may have a pre-determined purpose, such as rolling a marble into a cup from a distance, or let students decide the purposes.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Janet Yowell, Michael J. Bendewald

# Exploring Medieval European Society with Chess: An Engaging Activity for the World History Classroom

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This lesson discusses how a teacher can use the game of chess to instruct students on Medieval class structure. The students become engaged with the game and discover the connections with the history as they improve their skills in chess.

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# Paleomap Project: Earth History

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Using this resource, students will select one of the times from the list and travel through time and check out what the Earth looked liked in the far distant past or what it might look like far into the future. At each stop there is more information about each geological time period.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: C. R. Scotese

# PhET Interactive Simulations Color and Light

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PHET Description:Make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. Change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or filter white light. View the light as a solid beam, or see the individual photons. Teacher Description: if you are a science teacher you are probably familiar with PhET Simulations. The website has many sims for things like matter, waves, and molecules that are help students visualize the abstract or very tiny. This sim is good is appropriate for teaching students how color filters work, and demonstrates that white or colorless light is made up of all colors.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

# Financial Literacy - Game of Life

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This is a financial literacy game of life activity. This interactive game will show students the importance of creating and maintaining a budget.

Material Type: Game

Author: VANESSA BARNES

# Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism

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In this lesson, students learn the meaning of capitalism, socialism, and communism and explain how a pure capitalist society is different from a pure communist society. Students identify and explain the problems with how communist societies function in practice.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Meghan Matthews

# 60 Years Later: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

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In this lesson, students will learn more about the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and will study two infographics in order to analyze and reflect on the modern day â€œschool-to-prison pipelineâ€ and the opportunity gap that both exist in our public schools.

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Author: Anti-Defamation League

# Acceleration and Velocity Through Walking Using Paces and Excel

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Lesson plan that uses students' step length to understand the relationship between distance, speed and acceleration. Includes graphing of data and interpretation of graphs.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Jamie Crannell

# 2 Working in a Group Part One

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Students are often given collaborative learning assignments, but they need to be explicitly taught how to participate in collaborative groups. This lesson uses explicit teaching and a read aloud (Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack) to instruct students in HOW to work in a group.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: MARGARET SULLIVAN BRANNON

# The Great Depression causes, hardships, and impacts.

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Reviewing the causes and then examining some of the hardships, impacts, of the Great Depression during Herbert Hoover's presidency. Then preview Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal,which will be the next area of focus.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Tim Beebe

# Building and Solving Equations 1

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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to create and solve linear equations. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving equations with one variable and solving linear equations in more than one way.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan

# A Beginning Look at Photosynthesis: Plants Need Light

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Students will conduct simple investigations to observe plant responses to light.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: GLOBE

# The Great Plant Escape

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This content resource builds students' knowledge and conceptual understanding about plants through interactive activities, printable worksheets, and hands-on explorations. There are six investigation cases for students to complete; each case examines a different aspect of plant life, including plant structures, life cycles and reproduction, proper environmental conditions for growth, and ecological importance. Supplemental background information and a teacher's guide with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom are also provided. A Spanish version of the web site is available.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Curriculum, Interactive, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

# Brave New World Literary Crossword Puzzle

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This resource based on Brave New World allows students to review elements from Aldous Huxley's seminal text.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Prestwick House

# Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?

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Students learn about life in Babylonia through the lens of Hammurabi's Code. This lesson is designed to extend world history curricula on Mesopotamia and to give students a more in-depth view of life in Babylonia during the time of Hammurabi.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Simulation

Author: David Kleiner

# Connect Past With Present: How Scientists Use Fossils to Draw Modern Conclusions

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In this lesson, students watch a video of scientists finding, collecting, and dating fossils. They then answer questions about scientific processes and work with ratios and proportions to solve simple algebraic equations relating to fossil data. Recommended for middle school life/earch science, high school environmental science, or high school biology.

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