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The Pythagorean Theorem: Square Areas
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: use the area of right triangles to deduce the areas of other shapes; use dissection methods for finding areas; organize an investigation systematically and collect data; deduce a generalizable method for finding lengths and areas (The Pythagorean Theorem.)

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Drawing to Scale: Designing a Garden
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This lesson unit is intended to help assess how well students are ...

This lesson unit is intended to help assess how well students are able to interpret and use scale drawings to plan a garden layout. This involves using proportional reasoning and metric units.

Subject:
Algebra
Geometry
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Job Ads and Applicants: Elementary Discussion
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No Strings Attached
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This group-work lesson is designed for students with beginner to low-intermediate communication ...

This group-work lesson is designed for students with beginner to low-intermediate communication skills. The purpose of this lesson is to help students to familiarize themselves with basic elements of job ads (e.g. job title, role responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and company description), and how to compare the description in these categories to target job applicants. Through this lesson, students will learn how to analyze a job advertisement and match example job applicants to the target job. They will also work to improve their discussion skills.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Martin Tuttle
Interpreting DistanceĐTime Graphs
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to interpret distanceĐtime graphs and, in particular, to help you identify students who: interpret distanceĐtime graphs as if they are pictures of situations rather than abstract representations of them; and have difficulty relating speeds to slopes of these graphs.

Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
A "Defining Moment" in Editorial Writing
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Students will be introduced to the definition mode of writing. Students will ...

Students will be introduced to the definition mode of writing. Students will learn to define a particular subject by responding in an editorial format. Students will first compose an editorial graphic organizer, which will aid in composing a completed editorial using the writing process.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Susan Brooks and Carrie Mabry
Alternatives to the Famous Person Report
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This "rethinking reports" series of articles provides alternative research assignments that challenge ...

This "rethinking reports" series of articles provides alternative research assignments that challenge students to think critically about historical actors.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
David Walbert
Melissa Thibault
Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes
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Read the Fine Print
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Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as ...

Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as students examine the role of the U.S. government and military in the conflict, the war's impact on American lives, and the ways in which the war influenced subsequent domestic and foreign policy. Framing the conflict in terms that ignore the Vietnamese and their experiences, however, makes it difficult for students to fully understand the nature of the war and its impact. These primary source activities prompt students to consider the war through the eyes of the Vietnamese and are designed to complement topics that are traditionally covered from U.S. perspectives. The first activity uses speeches made by Ho Chi Minh to examine how one Vietnamese leader viewed Vietnam's struggle. In the second activity, oral history interviews with Vietnamese soldiers and civilians are used to understand the motivations of some individuals to take arms against American and South Vietnamese forces. Finally, the third activity draws on Vietnamese antiwar music to explore Vietnamese feelings towards war and make comparisons with the American antiwar movement.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
U.S. History
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Ann Marie Gleeson
Edward Miller
Jessica Lander
Alternative Discussion Formats: History and Literature on Trial
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Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging ...

Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging alternative to a class debate.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Transformations of Trigonometric Functions
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This applet allows students to explore the effects of the four different ...

This applet allows students to explore the effects of the four different algebraic function transformations on the sine, cosine and tangent functions. It encourages students to draw connections between the four transformations and consider how the operat

Subject:
Functions
Geometry
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Simulations
Provider:
GeoGebra
Provider Set:
GeoGebraTube
Using Dimensions: Designing a Sports Bag
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: recognize and use common 2D representations of 3D objects and identify and use the appropriate formula for finding the circumference of a circle.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
Back to School Problem Solving
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Read the Fine Print
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September is a great time for data collection activities as students are ...

September is a great time for data collection activities as students are naturally curious about their new classmates. Ask questions that require students to analyze data and support their conclusions.

Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Applying Angle Theorems
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, it will support you in identifying and helping students who have the following difficulties: Solving problems relating to using the measures of the interior angles of polygons; and solving problems relating to using the measures of the exterior angles of polygons.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Fractional Parts With Pattern Blocks
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Through this lesson students will understand that fractions are part of a ...

Through this lesson students will understand that fractions are part of a whole. Students will identify halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eights of a whole. They will use terms numerator, denominator and write fractions from models of fractions.

Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Brenda Collins
Alternative Discussion Formats: The Talk Show
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The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, ...

The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, and it provides the structure for a great discussion.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Identifying & Using Evidence in Persuasive Writing
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The learner audience for this lesson are adults preparing for the GED, ...

The learner audience for this lesson are adults preparing for the GED, specifically the English/Language Arts portion. The lesson introduces “evidence” as a necessary support for claims in a persuasive essay, or argument. It demonstrates what the relationship between words and ideas in a claim should be to the key ideas in a passage, or passages, cited in support of a claim. Learners practice using evidence to support a claim about the role of motivation and procrastination in their own lives, then find at least one piece of evidence from an article on that topic.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Sharon Minnoch
"Bring Sex Out of the Closet of Fear": A Psychologist Argues that Sex Education Can Save the American Family
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Alfred C. Kinsey published his pathbreaking research on sexual behavior in 1948 ...

Alfred C. Kinsey published his pathbreaking research on sexual behavior in 1948 and 1953, reporting that premarital and extramarital sexual activity was not uncommon in American life. In fact, Kinsey argued, it had been part of a long-term shift beginning in the 1910s. Alarmed critics in the popular press attacked the study as a threat to the stability of the American family. In an era during which the family symbolized a retreat from Cold War and atomic age political and social tensions, some in the scientific community joined religious figures and cultural commentators in an ideological battle to strengthen the traditional domestic realm. In the following report in the popular magazine Collier's, a psychology professor characterized his research study as a follow-up to Kinsey that dealt with knowledge and attitudes about sex. Unlike Kinsey's work, however, this report explicitly served as a prescriptive guide--telling Americans how to avoid infidelity, escape divorce, and gain marital happiness through sex education. In attempting to change so-called "incorrect" attitudes, it presented as fact conclusions not warranted by the evidence offered-- that most men wanted wives who were not disinterested in sex but didn't and flaunt it either or that ultimately "the best sex is in marriage." In presenting these beliefs as facts, the report revealed ingrained cultural attitudes at odds with ideals of scientific objectivity. These values, however, conformed with efforts to use potentially disrupting sex research findings to strengthen the one socially approved channel for sexual behavior--marriage.

Subject:
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
CTE Health Sciences: BMI Calculations
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Algebra
Ratios and Proportions
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education