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Analyzing Animal Farm
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Remix and Share
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In this unit students will become more knowledgeable about historical events as well as infer/identify elements of a fable narration. Within the text, they will take three reading check quizzes via Google Forms. Students will partake in an Escape Room for a final assessment of the book. At the end of this unit, after reading the book, students will create their own ideal society.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Pilakowski
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Art from Tragedy: Remembering 9/11
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In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The Guys", not only as a vehicle for remembrance, but also as a mentor text for their own playwriting. Over the course of four classes, students will interview their peers about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and use those memories to craft a one-act play for performance

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Artists on the Cutting Edge: If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery - The Poetry of Rita Dove
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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the U.S. and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most honored figures in modern American literature. Among Dove's many honors is the 1993 NAACP Great American Artist Award. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
02/13/2003
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Spirits Desperado - The Poetry of Michael McClure
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Beat poet Michael McClure is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, plays, novels, and essays. McClure is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Obie Award for Best Play, and the National Poetry Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in poetry. Tune in as he reads a selection of poems. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
11/21/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Tiepolo's Hound - A Reading by Derek Walcott
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Trinidad resident Derek Walcott won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Walcott has published twenty volumes of poetry and is also a published playwright. (20 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/14/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Watermelon Nights - A Reading by Greg Sarris
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Serving in his fourth elected term as Chairman (Chief) of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe, novelist Greg Sarris is the author of Watermelon Nights. In 1996, he wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford the award-winning HBO miniseries Grand Avenue, based on his collection of short stories. (23 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
10/24/2005
Aurora Comparisons
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This is a lesson which gives students the opportunity to imagine they are scientists, provides them with a basic understanding of aurora and helps them to use creative methods in their observations. First, students will study the scientific aspect of the aurora. They will also look at images of the aurora (both pictures and illustrations) and describe what they think of when they see them. These descriptions can be stored in the student portfolios as they will be useful in future lessons. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson three of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

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Activity/Lab
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NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Aurora Poetry
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of the aurora by writing their own poems. Teachers can decide which form(s) of poetry to use from their worksheets or allow students to create their own. Examples of styles include: Acrostic, List, Haiku, Like and As, and May and Could. To help students get inspired, the class will read a poem on the aurora, and they can also look through their portfolios to help form ideas. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson five of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and IPY into Elementary School Classrooms
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Ultimately, the project seeks to bring the polar regions “closer to home” for elementary teachers and their students.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
09/01/2008
A Character Life Box
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This language arts lesson offers a hands-on opportunity for students to understand characterization in literature and to connect historical and contemporary culture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Mary Beth Bauernschub
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Characterization in Literature and Theater
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In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Children of War
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This lesson explores the realities and effects of war on children by examining diaries, journals, and letters written by children during times of war.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Chivalry and Courtly Love
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Explore the Arthurian codes of chivalry and courtly love in art, modern films, books, and poetry. Examine the way in which these ideals have influenced modern concepts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Come and See an Aurora!
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In this activity, students will create their own travel brochure or poster inviting people to visit a place where they could see an aurora. It is recommended that the class complete Lesson 1 in this series - What I know about the Aurora - prior to this activity. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson four of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Creating Comic Strips
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In this lesson, each student creates an original comic strip to convey a mathematical concept and explores comics as a form of communication.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Carol Parenzan Smalley
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Curriculum Video Collection
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This collection of videos shows how teachers effectively and joyfully implement the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum. To explore our curriculum, please visit Curriculum.ELEducation.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Dal’ & Desnos
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In this lesson, students will enhance their creative writing skills and develop their individual writing voices through surrealist techniques.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Theresa Sotto
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists
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This site introduces students to archeology -- the study of material remains to learn about past human experiences. This lesson (Grades 3-8) discusses various challenges of an archaeologist: locating a site that will yield clues about the people who once lived there, conducting excavations, and more. Students identify artifacts from a contemporary setting, describe the function of each artifact, identify methods for dating soil layers, and interpret soil profiles.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Date Added:
09/10/2004
EL Education Classroom Protocols
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A compendium of protocols (structured conversations) used in the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum Module Lessons. Serves as a critical ongoing reference document alongside the K-5 module lessons.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Elements of Fables
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This lesson focuses on describing the general literary elements in fables. In this particular lesson, students will recognize the key elements of a fable (moral, character, and figurative language).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Kathy Cook
Tonya Abari
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Elements of Myth
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How can myths help to explain nature and science? Students will explore these themes in this lesson. Students will read and explore several myths, identifying the elements of this literary form.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Kathy Cook
Date Added:
10/10/2010
English Lesson: My name is litter
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For most teachers of English, syllabus changing is like undergoing some renovation in their own house or even moving to another house. It means opening windows, clearing shelves and drawers, recycling a lot of things. It means breaking with a string of good old routines until recently very helpful to their survival. It means unleashing their creative potential to tackle the new challenges. The following is meant to give them a little help in coping with these changes and in filling a few gaps. Classroom activities based on a poem by Levi Tafari about litter.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Octávio Lima
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48
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This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify territories acquired by the U.S., identify states later formed from these territories, examine the territorial status of Texas, and identify political, social, and economic issues related to the expansion of the U.S. in the 1840s.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Date Added:
09/24/2004
Exploring "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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Students study setting, plot, and character development in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and discuss its impact on American theater.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Fostering Character in a Collaborative Classroom
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Our K-5 Language Arts Curriculum addresses three dimensions of student achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. This document focuses on the character dimension, also referred to as social-emotional learning. Part 1 explains what EL Education means by character and how the K-5 Language Arts Curriculum promotes habits of character. Part 2 provides practical guidance about how teachers can set up the classroom environment, structures, and culture that will help this learning succeed.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1 Curriculum Map
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The curriculum map is the single best source to understand the year's work in the module lessons for each grade level: a detailed view of the scope and sequence of the modules showing module titles, topics, targets, and standards explicitly taught and formally assessed in each module.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 1: Tools and Work
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Grade 1: Module 1 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. In this module, students build their literacy and social-emotional skills through the analysis of literary and informational texts, as they engage in a study of tools and work. For more information on getting started with the curriculum, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 1: Tools and Work
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Labs component for Grade K: Module 1 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. Labs provide students with an hour of engaging, hands-on play to build habits of character, literacy skills, and module-related content understanding. Labs are directly connected to the content of this language arts module, Tools and Work, and should be implemented alongside the module lessons. For more information on Labs, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org/about-k-2-labs-and-ALL-block.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 2: The Sun, Moon, and Stars
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Grade 1: Module 2 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. In this module, students build their literacy and social-emotional skills through the analysis of literary and informational texts, as they engage in a study of the sun, moon, and stars. For more information on getting started with the curriculum, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 2: The Sun, Moon, and Stars
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Labs component for Grade 1: Module 2 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. Labs provide students with an hour of engaging, hands-on play to build habits of character, literacy skills, and module-related content understanding. Labs are directly connected to the content of this language arts module, The Sun, Moon, and Stars, and should be implemented alongside the module lessons. For more information on Labs, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org/about-k-2-labs-and-ALL-block.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 3: Birds’ Amazing Bodies
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Grade 1: Module 3 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. In this module, students build their literacy and social-emotional skills through the analysis of literary and informational texts, as they engage in a study of birds and their bodies. For more information on getting started with the curriculum, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 3: Birds’ Amazing Bodies
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Labs component for Grade 1: Module 3 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. Labs provide students with an hour of engaging, hands-on play to build habits of character, literacy skills, and module-related content understanding. Labs are directly connected to the content of this language arts module, Birds' Amazing Bodies, and should be implemented alongside the module lessons. For more information on Labs, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org/about-k-2-labs-and-ALL-block.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Grade 1: Language Arts: Module 4: Caring for Birds
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Grade 1: Module 4 of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. In this module, students build their literacy and social-emotional skills through the analysis of literary and informational texts, as they engage in a study of how to care for birds. For more information on getting started with the curriculum, please visit https://curriculum.eleducation.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
12/16/2019