All resources in WRCCS

Displacement in the Face of Climate Change

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In this unit, students will analyze how climate change affects migration around the world and the policies that could be effective in addressing the issue. To start, students will investigate what motivates people to move in general. Then students will read “The Great Climate Migration” by Abrahm Lustgarten and Meridith Kohut, where they will be introduced to how climate change may affect migration in the future. Students will then investigate how climate change is impacting migration by reading and presenting about specific scenarios around the globe. Finally, students will begin to research how policy can address climate migration to avoid disastrous outcomes in the future.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: April Wallace

UCLA Virtual Tour

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This source provides an in depth virtual tour of the UCLA medical center with narration and information about each department. This is a great activity for students who have thoughts about working careers inside medical facilities and this gives them a chance to see a facilities and learn about its many moving parts. The key takeaway from this source is for the students to see a medical facility and start thinking critically about whether or not this is a setting they can see themselves in later on in their professional careers.

Material Type: Interactive

Alphabet with phonics

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This video allows the teacher and students to have a visual and auditory of what a letter looks like along with its auditory sound.  This is great for thos students that are having difficulty learning the letters and sound. It can be stopped at anytime as to not overwhelm a child.

Material Type: Alternate Assessment, Formative Assessment, Game

Triangles Everywhere: Sum of Angles in Polygons

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Students learn about regular polygons and the common characteristics of regular polygons. They relate their mathematical knowledge of these shapes to the presence of these shapes in the human-made structures around us, especially trusses. Through a guided worksheet and teamwork, students explore the idea of dividing regular polygons into triangles, calculating the sums of angles in polygons using triangles, and identifying angles in shapes using protractors. They derive equations 1) for the sum of interior angles in a regular polygon, and 2) to find the measure of each angle in a regular n-gon. This activity extends students’ knowledge to engineering design and truss construction. This activity is the middle step in a series on polygons and trusses, and prepares students for the Polygon and Popsicle Trusses associated activity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Andi Vicksman, CU Teach Engineering (a STEM licensure pathway), Engineering Plus Degree Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Maia Vadeen, Malinda Zarske, Nathan Coyle, Russell Anderson, Ryan Sullivan, Sabina Schill

Animal Classification

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This is a resource to classify different animal species.  See pictures and facts about animals around the world.  Search specific landscapes and animal types.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Learning Task, Reading, Reference Material

Making Reading Fundamental for Individuals with Dyslexia

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This episode of “A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” explores making reading fundamental for dyslexic students. See how public and private schools in Atlanta and Orlando approach focused remediation. Experts offer tips to support struggling readers at home. And you’ll meet the Winner Twins, a popular sci-fi writing duo, who show learning differences don’t close the book on success.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: PBS Studios

LINCS Vocabulary Strategy

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LINCS vocabulary strategy is used to help with students struggling to learn new vocabulary words.  It helps students learn the meaning of new vocabulary words using memory-enhancing techniques.  The strategy steps help students to focus on the critical elements of the concepts: to use visual imagery, associations with prior knowledge, and key-word mnemonic devices to create a study card; and to study the card to enhance comprehension and recall of the concept. The Parts to the LINCS Strategy: The LINCS Strategy stands for: L = List the Parts I = Identify a Reminding Word N = Note a LINCing Story C = Create a LINCing Picture S = Self- Test

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Learning Task