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C3 Civics Test Inquiry
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This inquiry leads students through an investigation of the civics test, a current graduation requirement for Kentucky students, in order to consider the ways in which the test addresses needed knowledge and skills to prepare students for active engagement in civic life. The compelling question for the inquiry—can the civics test make you a good citizen?—frames students’ assessment of the civics test in consideration of what it means to be a “good citizen,” a purpose of the Kentucky civics test, as well as national initiatives to have similar civics test in all states, notably by the Joe Foss Institute.

Subject:
Political Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
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Kentucky C3
Date Added:
01/02/2020
Comparing Constitutions (WA)
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How does Washington’s state constitution compare and contrast with the U.S. Constitution? In this lesson, students will find out! Guide your class through some basic similarities and differences as well as side-by-side text analysis with this lesson’s integrated reading/activity format.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Determine how the Washington State Constitution complements the federal structure of government in the United States
Compare the state government established by the Washington Constitution with the federal government defined in the U.S. Constitution
Compare and contrast rights protected by the Washington and U.S. Constitutions
Compare and contrast methods for amending the Washington and U.S. Constitutions

View this activity online or register with iCivics (free) to download materials. Materials may be copied or transmitted for noncommercial purposes with proper attribution.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018
Connecting Classrooms, Sharing Real Data
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This article describes six collaborative and real data projects that engage elementary students in collecting and sharing local data and communicating with students across the country and world.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
10/17/2014
GLOBE Videos: Overview (10:59 min)
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This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
GLOBE Videos: Overview (3:19 min)
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This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one of two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Grade 3 - Environment & Native Americans
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This inquiry guides third graders to view the lifestyle and cultural development of Early Native Americans through the same lens of how lifestyles today have developed. While studying early Native Americans, students encounter vast differences between life today and life lived prior to the arrival of European settlers. Students will also begin to note that regardless of lifestyles, communities have the same basic needs to survive.

Third graders are naturally curious as to how people lived and existed during these early centuries. The compelling question "How did environment influence the lifestyle of Early Native Americans?" encourages students to build on an understanding of how their own family and community functions as it relates to resources. It also asks them to draw comparisons between life today and life then. It allows for engagement with social studies, environmental science, and literacy.

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History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Author:
Evergreen Public Schools
Kristina Labadie
Date Added:
05/17/2018
Grade 5 - Plight of the Honey Bees
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Should governments do more to help save the honey bee?

Good question. We need bees for the survival of seeds and a tremendous number of our fruits and vegetables, but we also need to protect the food supply from pests. Feeding a hungry world is a huge job; likewise, commercial farming and chemical pesticides are big business. However, the economic impact of bee devastation is already being felt throughout the world. For example, in parts of China, the government has told farmers to hand pollinate apples and pears.

Colony Collapse Disorder is a global problem, and different governments are responding--but should governments do more?

This unit of study combines Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Language Arts, and the C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards; additionally, this fits the "You Decide" OSPI-Designed Assessment (formerly know as the Classroom Based Assessment--CBA)

Subject:
Environmental Science
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Evergreen Public Schools
Karen Morley-Smith
Date Added:
05/17/2018
Grade 5 - Representation in Congress
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This inquiry provides an opportunity for students to analyze the constitution as it pertains to life today. Becoming a responsible citizen in society is an important role that also requires education about how our constitution was first written and that changes can always be made in our world. As students are beginning to understand, the constitution is a fluid document that continues to change over time as it continues to grow with the needs of the people. Even the framing of the constitution is subject to change if found necessary by the people.

In order to answer the compelling question, the students first need to look at what the people of 1787 needed from their government and how the representation in Congress was decided upon to work for the states at that time. The second formative task helps students look at what powers Congress has both as a whole and individually in the Senate and House.

The third formative task and supporting question helps students understand that the idea of political parties, as we know them today, was not present in 1787. This important task will help students broaden their idea of the changes our society has gone through since the writing of the constitution.

The final supporting question and formative task builds students awareness of how political parties play a role in today's Congress. By building their knowledge of the framer's original ideas and concerns over representation, as well as the changes that have occurred in government ever since, students should have the information they need to form an opinion about whether or not the compromise over the representation in Congress decided upon in 1787, fits our world today.

Three out of the four sources; I found on Newsela. I have found many trusted articles on Newsela and appreciate that they can be adjusted based on Lexia levels, which allows students to comprehend, even if at a lower reading level. Newsela also provides a digital format for annotating and for the teacher to highlight specific sections of the text and ask even more leading questions within the document to help scaffold students' thinking while they read.

This inquiry will probably take 3-4 one-hour teaching periods to accomplish, given the time it takes to plan, write, edit, and publish the summative task.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Evergreen Public Schools
Melissa M Kunert
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Grade 5 - The Boston Massacre: What really happened on March 5th, 1770
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The students will highlight the two primary sources then reflect. They will then do the Open Mind activity illustrating both points of view they learned from the primary sources, develop a 3 event timeline and create a newspaper front page describing “What really happened March 5, 1770.”

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amy Johnson
Longview Public Schools
Date Added:
06/26/2018
Grade 8 - Differentiate between Fact and Assumption
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Compelling Question: How can words lead to conflict?

This inquiry provides students with the opportunity to analyze, through the evaluation of words, how conflicts between the U.S. government and Native American tribes arose. Students will be asked to investigate federal reports, speeches, and news reports to discern U.S. leaders’ perspectives and compare these biases to the words of Native American leaders Chief Red Eagle and Chief Tecumseh. This query is meant to challenge students to analyze the meaning of words and evaluate how these words said can cause conflict through three events: Andrew Jackson’s involvement in the War of 1812 and his presidency, the Sioux Ghost Dance, and Georgia v. Worcester. Students must also be able to think critically from Native American Chiefs’ perspectives to be able to accurately comprehend the power behind the U.S.’s conflicting words. The final summative assessment asks students to write an argument using evidence and a counterargument addressing how words lead to conflict.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
C3 Teachers
Author:
Cynthia Yurosko
Evergreen Public Schools
Date Added:
08/17/2018
Hands-on Science and Literacy Lessons About Birds
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This article provides links to lessons and units about birds, bird characteristics, and penguins. Ideas for literacy integration are included, and all lessons are aligned to national standards.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
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Honey Be
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This lesson will help adult learners to identify honey bees, identify different types of honey bees in a hive, describe pollination process, interpret the importance of pollination and honey bees for pollination and gain knowledge about beekeeping. This will provide a business idea for them to pursue at the same type help conserve honey bee populations. In the long run this will help make food production sustainable. Several online and paper resources are available in this lesson. The mobile-based activities will enhance the learning experience. It will enable learners to access materials and recall and also perform an interesting assignment by taking photos. Only free mobile tools like Wix.com and Whatsapp are used.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shamila Janakiraman
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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Honey Bees and Environmental Sustainability - BEE My Friend
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This lesson will help adult learners to identify honey bees, identify different types of honey bees in a hive, describe pollination process, interpret the importance of pollination and honey bees for pollination and gain knowledge about beekeeping. This will provide a business idea for them to pursue at the same type help conserve honey bee populations. In the long run this will help make food production sustainable. Several online and paper resources are available in this lesson.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shamila Janakiraman
Date Added:
08/08/2019
ISKME's Teachers as Makers Academy
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This wiki page describes ISKME's Teachers as Makers Professional Development Academy.A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create, reflect, and share how their experiences at Maker Faire and with Make Teacher Academy can translate into their teaching using online resources and collaborative tools. This page includes links, activities, photos, video, and group presentations from the Academy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ISKME
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Inquiry Oriented Linear Algebra
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The Inquiry-Oriented Linear Algebra (IOLA) project focuses on developing student materials composed of challenging and coherent task sequences that facilitate an inquiry-oriented approach to the teaching and learning of linear algebra. The project has also developed instructional support materials to help instructors implement the IOLA tasks in their classrooms.

How to cite IOLA materials: Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., Rasmussen, C., & Andrews-Larson, C. (2013). Inquiry oriented linear algebra: Course materials. Available at http://iola.math.vt.edu. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers DUE-1245673/1245796/1246083. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Chris Rasmussen
Christine Andrews-Larson
Megan Wawro
Michelle Zandieh
Date Added:
02/07/2020
Inquiry Project
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This is a short inquiry project that is used as a Problem Based Learning Activity for students to have more freedom with learning and solving new problems.

Subject:
History
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Tom Reusche
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Inquiry Project
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This is my inquiry project that focused on designing a school garden to help increase the bee population in our area. It includes a driving question, grabber, and culminating activity.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Zach Paul
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Inquiry Project: Endangered Bees
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Our Inquiry project was made to raise awareness for bee extinction in Hawaii. It teaches the children the importance of bees, and it also teaches them why they should want to raise awareness to preserve bees. It covers the standard KLS 1.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jazel Barbrack
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Inquiry Project: Surveillance vs Rights
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This a inquiry based project about the topic of government surveillance. This includes the driving question, grabber and culminating activity. This also includes a number of different resources that the students can use to do research.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Myles Garrett
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Kids Becoming Scientists through Schoolyard Inquiry
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This article provides an overview of scientific inquiry and how citizen science programs run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provide opportunities for inquiry about birds.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jennifer Fee
Date Added:
02/01/2009
Lights, Camera, Reaction
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First-year chemistry students learn the basics of chemical reactions, and then dig deeper to produce unique multimedia demonstrations that will be used in an educational instructional video for a cable channel. Online simulations and microscaled investigations allow students to study many reactions safely in a short period of time. Small groups of students are assigned one of five basic chemical changes (synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, or combustion) for further investigation. After careful consideration, each student selects one reaction and demonstration that best illustrates the particular reaction, and develops a slideshow presentation that can be used in the final class video. As a final assessment, students are given a unique "recipe" for a set of reactants, and they are asked to identify the reaction type and the products that are likely to result.

This unit plan was originally developed by the Intel® Teach program as an exemplary unit plan demonstrating some of the best attributes of teaching with technology.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
10/24/2016
Loyalty or opposition: What is more important for citizenship?
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This inquiry takes students through a consideration of what the duties of citizenship are. Students consider current controversies about behavior during the national anthem, historical reasons behind revolutionary and loyalist perspectives during the revolutionary era, and by applying learning to answer how loyalty and opposition play a part in actions of engaged citizens.

This inquiry is designed to take about five 50 minute class periods, with additional time allowed for extensions and/or teacher discretion.

This inquiry would fit in a unit studying the American Revolution.

Materials should be adapted to meet the needs of students on Individual Education Plans, 504 Plans, or who are English Language Learners.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Joshua Parker
North Thurston School District
Date Added:
10/30/2017
PBL
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Inquiry Project that develops the question "how to prevent sickness in our environment?"

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Anthony Choi
Date Added:
10/13/2016
The Polar Express Delivers Equity in the Kindergarten Classroom
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This free, online article, developed for elementary teachers, describes a Kindergarten polar science, standards aligned, unit centered on The Polar Express developing literacy, math, and science skills.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Mary LeFever
Date Added:
10/17/2014
The Politics of Sports
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This Open Educational Resource is a collection of texts and materials that team together students’ familiarity with sports and critical inquiry skills. Sports has an undeniable fascination for cultural studies scholars, and the athletic competition and the social conversations it elicits can help students to see how ethical argumentation plays beyond the walls of the ivory tower. The Politics of Sports, as a broad field of study, is of interest to both scholars and pundits alike. Through inquiry into sports, students can see how debate functions in both academic and public spheres. We have found sports to inspire a wide range of independent research topics in our writing classrooms that challenge students to engage with complex research questions that delve into the social structures that shape what we value and how we act as citizens. Sports is often central to the college experience and ubiquitous in families and communities around the world. The wide variety of audiences interested in sports the personal, economic, and social values tied up in sports invites research writers to think carefully about audience, community, and stakes of argument. We believe that The Politics of Sports has the potential to capture the interest of college students in order to excite them to begin a research journey with a sense of authority and investment in a topic that is at once familiar and complex enough to yield a wide range of inquiry .

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Anna Carroll
Eleanor Wakefield
Date Added:
07/08/2019
Portland Community College English Composition
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Focuses on academic writing as a means of inquiry. Uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Syllabus
Provider:
Portland Community College
Date Added:
04/03/2017
Question Baskets: "Shrouded in Myth"
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It's helpful to know how to ask questions. Review the full Shrouded in Myth text, and formulate a question about the text. The question can be simple or complex, and it may not even have a single right answer.Here is an example question about the text:"What does the word 'prophecy' mean?"Here is another:"What part did you find most exciting?"Respond below with three original questions that have not been posted. You don't need to answer any...yet!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tim Batiuk
Date Added:
01/02/2018
Reading Like a Historian, Unit 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
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In the Civil War and Reconstruction unit, students engage in contentious historiographic debates about the period--Was Lincoln a racist? Was Reconstruction a success or failure? Was John Brown a "misguided fanatic"? Did Lincoln free the slaves, or did the slaves free themselves? The unit includes two Structured Academic Controversy lessons, an Opening Up the Textbook lesson on sharecropping, and a look at Thomas Nast's political cartoons.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Provider Set:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Road to Revolution: What could cause the colonists to revolt?
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The students will identify and select two primary source documents from a valid source. Students will look for multiple points of view on their topic and print a copy of each. Next, as a group the students will highlight the two sources then reflect. They will then do the Newspaper activity illustrating both points of view they learned from the their sources that BEST reflect what really happened.. Follow up activity, each team chooses the Newspaper showing the best evidence of the event and as a group will come up and teach their “Intolerable Act” as the experts, to the class answering the question as to “Why this would cause the colonists to revolt?”

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Johnson
Longview Public Schools
Date Added:
06/26/2018
SLASL:  Unsolved Mysteries: What did you really eat last night?
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This unit includes four lessons and two student working days that culminate in students designing an interactive audio and visual display using emaze. The purpose of this visual display is to document their journey throughout the process of becoming familiar with the traceability (and sometimes lack thereof) of beef, produce, and seafood regulations. With their visual displays, they will be able to educate their family, peers, and the public about food consumption choices and provide background knowledge about its origins.

Using inquiry-based reading and reading apprenticeship strategies, students will explore an anchor text as well as two supplemental texts which they will use to develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research. AP Environmental students will explore a variety of texts and resources to increase their knowledge and awareness of where our food (seafood, beef, and produce) in the United States originally is located, how it was obtained, and the laws that govern the process behind the scenes.

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Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Unit of Study
Author:
Lori Zeman
Justin Pierce
Kortney Kavanagh
Date Added:
04/26/2018
Science Notebooks: Integrating Investigations
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This article reviews the book "Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms" by Michael Klentschy and provides basic information about the role of notebooks in instruction and assessment.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Self-talk During Inquiry: Helping novice researchers productively shape metacognition
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Experienced researchers “get” inquiry - that is, they have an ongoing internalized self-talk process that evaluates, draws connections, and creates next steps for the information-gathering process. But, they may not know that or how they do it.Along with the steps of inquiry, we need to help learners understand the metacognitive "self-talk" that guides their decisions which drive the inquiry. What researchers think is more important than what they do. So how can we help researchers recognize and utilize their metacognitive processes that guide their research? In order to prepare information-age learners, librarians need tools to teach the thinking that lies behind the inquiry.In this module, librarian candidates will learn to make the internalized reflective process overt. Candidates will create metacognitive awareness of the reflection process that accompanies inquiry. They will demonstrate understanding by creating concrete reflection scaffolding tool for emerging researchers.The skills and understandings gained from this module will help school librarians build instruction in support of CCSS.ELA-Literacy. CCRA.R.7, 9, 10.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ann Spencer
Date Added:
08/17/2017
Snow Shelters and Long Underwear: Project-based Polar Learning
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A middle school teacher uses class projects to introduce students to the principles of insulation.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Eric Biederbeck
Date Added:
10/17/2014
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 4: 1900-2000: A Century of Change
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Chapter 4: A Century of Change of The State We’re In: Washington focuses on the significant amount of change the state of Washington experienced from 1900 to 2000. The resources here may be implemented separately or together to guide students toward a deeper understanding of the content therein and to develop important social studies skills.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Leslie Heffernan
Jerry Price
Ryan Theodoriches
Callie Birklid
Date Added:
02/05/2020