Public education is the single largest expenditure for state and local governments across the nation. Yet it is arguably the most criticized. Many people charge that public schools are faltering and that American academic achievements are far behind those in other countries. In recent years, many states and localities have experimented with improving public schools.
Presidents Washington ($1), Lincoln ($5), Jackson ($20), and Grant ($50) all appear on currency. But what about this guy Alexander Hamilton on the ten-spot? How did he get there? A sawbuck says you'll know the answer after reading this piece.
This unit focuses on the diversity of life at Hartje School Forest and centers around NGSS Standards on Ecosystem Interactions, Energy and Dynamics. Field experiences in observing and recording the diversity of life, seed dispersal methods, plant pollination, and plant life cycles will support science disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and hands-on engineering practices.
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The 1920s was a decade of increasing conveniences for the middle class. New products made household chores easier and led to more leisure time. Products previously too expensive became affordable. New forms of financing allowed every family to spend beyond their current means. Advertising capitalized on people's hopes and fears to sell more and more goods.
We used first and last names. Every letter is an activity. You could spell answers to review questions, random questions, or vocab words. Possibilities are endless! Work individually or as a group. Make it fit for your curriculum and environment.
Using ARIS open-source platform, students create a scavenger hunt/game for district students to explore local community career opportunities. Â
Students participate in a puzzle activity to identify leadership characteristics that Abraham Lincoln possessed. They review the changes in the redesigned $5 note and consider how LincolnŐs leadership characteristics contribute to the fact that he is pictured on the $5 note. Students look at a timeline of LincolnŐs life and identify significant events in his road to the White House. They play a game to review content learned in the lesson.
Students need to determine if fractions are the same as whole numbers by answering several questions and providing evidence and explaining their reasoning.
Activity Tailor has a great selection of resources that are free and avilable via registration for all areas of speech and language.
This resource is a teaching video for students to watch to learn how to add integers using a number line. The video relates adding integers to real world problems during the lessons.
The traditional approach to geospatial analysis is the intuitive technique. In order to improve analysis, relatively uncomplicated methods exist to help intelligence analysts structure their analysis. These structured methods, which can be applied to a broad range of problems, provide a scientific-like and demonstrable approach to analysis that can enhance the intelligence analyst objectivity. Structured methodologies do not replace the subjective insight of the intelligence analyst. Instead, the intent is to use a logical framework to illustrate and capitalize on intuition, experience, and judgment. A structured methodology provides a traceable and repeatable means to reach a conclusion. Significant for us, structured methods have significant value in that they can be taught. Structured methodologies are severely neglected in the geospatial realm. This course teaches the theory and practice behind a structured analytic method designed for geospatial intelligence, with particular emphasis given to selecting and applying appropriate analysis techniques to create and test hypotheses. Students will assess the various connotative biases and spatial fallacies that interfere with sound spatial thinking. Students also appraise basic analysis techniques including imagination, diagnostic, and challenging & reframing.
Photo of a Aerial view of a complex of Long Island highways that provide access to New York City (1946)
This resource can be used as an introduction to Andrew Jackson's Presidency, also as an end of unit review. John reviews Jackson's presidency including his expansion of executive powers, refusal to follow legislative and judicial orders and how he used his supporters to craft his staff in the White House. John gives students a general overview of what Andrew Jackson could look like.
K-5 Lesson about plants. Objectives include 1) Identify and describe the parts of a flowering plant
2) Differentiate between types of plants
3) Describe the needs of plants
4) Define the term photosynthesis
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This lesson looks at how the American Revolution manifested itself as a civil war, and turned neighbors into enemies. America in Class Lessons are tailored to meet the Common Core State Standards. The Lessons present challenging primary resources in a classroom-ready format, with background information and analytical strategies that enable teachers and students to subject texts and images to the close reading called for in the Standards.
Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free.
This resource is a full tutorial on the organelles of an animal cell. The online animation includes interaction with the organelles. As you click on the organelles their function and definition pop up along with relevant animations. After completing the organelle tutorial the site offers an animal cell organelle game to check a student's understanding along with a quiz.
This resource could be used as a precursor to direct instruction allowing student's to explore the organelles and their function prior to a formal teacher led lesson. This could also supplement students who may have been absent during the organelle lesson or are in need of further individualized instruction on the organelles. This tutorial could also be used as a culminating review for students to check their understanding of the organelles, their function, location and definition.
This is a resource to classify different animal species. See pictures and facts about animals around the world. Search specific landscapes and animal types.
In this 3-act play for mathematics, students are presented with a question, "How many cubes are needed to balance the beam?". The students will then watch a short video, answer some questions, and then determine solve the mathematical task using division of fractions. This 3-act play would be appropriate to use to introduce division by a fraction or as an assessment of learning after instruction.
This is a lesson plan designed to allow students to recall and use the properties of exponents to generate equivalent numeric expressions, identify the appropriate property to use and apply it correctly, and check the numerical value of an expression involving exponents without using a calculator. There is a fun matching activity for students at the end of the lesson to allow students to practice what they have learned and for the teacher to assess their learning by listening to and watching the students work and discuss strategy with each other.
This is an activity about comparing images of the Sun in different wavelengths of light. Learners will examine solar images taken by the SOHO spacecraft to look for differences in the features that are visible in the various wavelengths of light. This activity requires access to the internet to view or print images of the Sun. This is Activity 7 of the Sun As a Star afterschool curriculum.
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates.
In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards.
Articulate it! is a multi-player app created specifically to help children improve their speech sound production. It targets English consonant sounds at the word, phrase, sentence and story level. It is very easy to collect data on multiple children as well as use for feedback with the audio & video record features and camera. Articulate it! is certified by The REMLE Project to adhere to evidence-based practices and, based on the results of the study, effective in treatment of the triad of impairments.
This website has National Standard aligned lesson plans, courses art teachers (and others) can take for credit or professional development, and online magazine, videos, and art conferences.
They cover art: advocacy, assessment, classroom management, creativity, technology, curriculum, differentiation, Instructional strategies, media, techniques, methods, approaches, organization, philosophies, and professional development.
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The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore the places where he lived and worked: the rural South, Pittsburgh, Harlem, and the Caribbean. Bearden's central themesŃreligion, jazz and blues, history, literature, and the realities of black lifeŃendured throughout his remarkable career in watercolors, oils, and especially collages and photomontages from the 1940s through the 1980s.
This is a PowerPoint to be utilized during the Human Growth and Development Unit. It covers fertilization, development of a fetus, pregnancy and delivery, as well as complications of pregnancy and delivery.
Photo taken 11/20/1911
This graph depicts survival curves for 196 adult female baboons from a population in Kenya. The baboons were grouped by the number of adverse conditions that they had experienced early in life. Project or distribute the image to engage students. The downloadable Educator Materials PDF, which includes background information, graph interpretation and discussion questions, and the Student Handout, which includes the image and background information, have been remediated to comply with Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act for accessibility and can be used with screen readers.
The Balance It App is a Task Card Resource and a simple and easy way to provide students with visual prompts to help them develop Gymnastic skills. It is well worth the $1.99. There are over 60 balances that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their static balance and team work skills. Balances range from Indiviual Balances, to balances of two, three, five, and large group balances.
The beaded bandolier bag is a distinctive form created by American Indians in the Great Lakes and Plains regions beginning in the mid-19th century. These large, vividly colored and intricately beaded bags were a central element of men’s formal dress for dances and ceremonies.
This resource includes skill posters to help students understand, practice, and master a variety of sport skills. For this example, I've chosen basketball. However, examples for volleyball, hockey, and rugby exist. Each poster includes a QR Code which is broken down by skill level for students to view a demonstration of the skill along with an activity to practice it.
The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for the study of the British Atlantic Colonies 1690-1763: Becoming American. Primary source materials include letters, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, maps, paintings, poems, and more. Resources are divided into the topics: Growth, Peoples, Economies, Ideas, and American.
This article discusses the CNN video report #Being13 which was a study of social networking and teens. The article links to the video report and highlights some of the findings.
Students will learn that money is an invention. They will read and analyze an essay focusing primarily on one aspect of Ben FranklinŐs lifeŃhis work as a printerŃand how he was an inventor and entrepreneur who also promoted the use of currency in the United States. Students will cite specific textual evidence regarding problems and solutions and will answer questions and complete a timeline. By using evidence and information gleaned from text, students will write a fictitious social media post defending the selection of Ben FranklinŐs portrait for the $100 note.
During the winter of 1869, the velocipede—the forerunner of today’s modern bicycle—first arrived in Wisconsin as a form of indoor entertainment for middle to upper class residents. This exhibit details the history of bicycles and bicyclists, and the related social issues raised, in Wisconsin.
"In Appleton, Wisconsin, the first sight of a woman wearing a bloomer suit on city streets created tremendous controversy, because the clothing questioned socially constructed gender roles."
This peer-reviewed publication contains over 70 MAC and PC tools, simulations, databases, and other resources developed for undergraduate biology.
Assorted biology-related OER including biomedical science, biology and forensic science. OER in multiple formats including video, animations and downloadable text.