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.