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Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
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This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture ...

This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Edie McDowell
Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument: A Curriculum for High School Students
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provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of ...

provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.

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Science and Technology
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National Park Service
Dictionary Guide Words: How do they guide us?
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Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow ...

Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow students to learn how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words.

A lesson plan for grade 4 English Language Arts and English Language Development

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Anne Campbell Carol Troutman
Learn New Words Using Context
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With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of ...

With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words in short passages. When students have completed the practice activities, they will read a newspaper or magazine article, picking out unfamiliar words and using context clues to decide what the word means. As a group activity they will share the article, the words, and their meanings with the class.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Betty DeLuca
School-Home Links Reading Kit
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Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit ...

Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit for each grade level, kindergarten through 3rd grade). These kits, part of the Compact for Reading, not only help improve children's reading skills, but also provide guidance on creating and maintaining school-family partnerships.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
U.S. Department of Education
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Internet Scout Project
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
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A whole language literature-based reading lesson that culminates in a cooking extension ...

A whole language literature-based reading lesson that culminates in a cooking extension activity.

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Arts and Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Amy Durso
The Very Hungry Teacher
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After reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", by Eric Carle students will use ...

After reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", by Eric Carle students will use the writing process to write their own version of a Very Hungry story. They will use a flow map for pre-writing. Students will write a rough draft that will be revised and edited with a partner and a teacher.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Kelly Zumwalt
Writing an Author Page
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Children are encouraged to write an author page in the third person ...

Children are encouraged to write an author page in the third person to describe themselves and to copy their piece of writing in the book they have made and illustrated.

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Arts and Humanities
Elementary Education
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
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Scoilnet
Author:
Eithne Kennedy
Buy, Sell, and Tell
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This is a whole language lesson for Speech Language Pathologists that incorporates ...

This is a whole language lesson for Speech Language Pathologists that incorporates food vocabulary, basic concepts of matching, color, and number, as well as the pragmatic skill of turn taking for language-delayed kindergarten students.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Karen Ring
FreeReading Intervention A
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ...

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains, Intervention A, a 40-week scope and sequence of primarily phonological awareness and phonics activities that can support and supplement a typical kindergarten or first grade "core" or "basal" program.

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English Language Arts
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Wireless Generation
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FreeReading
Author:
Holt, Laurence, et. al.
Writing Activities
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ...

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Writing Activities, a page of activities to address important writing skills and strategies.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
Adding Emotions to Your Story
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One way to make stories even better is to show emotions, and ...

One way to make stories even better is to show emotions, and not just tell them. In this lesson, students will use actions, gestures, and facial expressions to act out emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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DPI Writing Strategies
Beginning Biography Research
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Encyclopedia research skills will be taught using biographies of famous people. This ...

Encyclopedia research skills will be taught using biographies of famous people. This is one lesson in a collaborative unit taught by both the classroom teacher and library media coordinator

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Arts and Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Joan Milliken
The Chemistry of Health
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This site tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of ...

This site tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used to build tissues and organs, and how tiny biological probes and instruments can track single molecules. Topics in the 60-page booklet include folic acid, sugars and fats, DNA, making medicines, harnessing biology's magic, and more.

Subject:
Chemistry
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Refugees and Migration: Words to Unite Us
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Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity ...

Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity and shows that despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that unite us, such as pain, joy and love. The unit is build using the picture storybooks 'Whoever You Are', written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub; 'Mirror' by Jeannie Baker and 'The Little Refugee' by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. The stories speaks of hope, resilience, friendship, love and enterprise. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of refugees through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
Provider Set:
Global Words
Author:
Gray, Mary
100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption
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In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass ...

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and published product tests in a new magazine, Consumers' Research Bulletin. The 1929 stock market crash heightened suspicion of consumer capitalism, and the magazine had 42,000 subscribers by 1932. In 1933, Schlink and Arthur Kallet (executive secretary of Consumers' Research) published 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The book struck a responsive chord in depression-era America--it went through thirteen printings in its first six months and became one of the best-selling books of the decade. The book's first chapter ("The Great American Guinea Pig"), gave a flavor of their vigorous arguments.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project