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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
Desmos Classroom Activities
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At Desmos, our mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for you and your students. Access to most activities requires a free account.

Permitted use: a) as an end user, for your personal, non-commercial use or (b) as a teacher, for academic use by you and your students in individual classes

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Desmos Inc.
Date Added:
03/16/2020
EQuIP Mathematics Rubric and Training Resources
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This site includes the EQuIP rubric for lessons and units as well as the EQuIP task review rubric and training materials.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Achieve
Inc.
Date Added:
12/12/2018
Google Arabic Transliteration (ta3reeb)
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This is an input tool from Google allowing the generation of Arabic text through transliteration. This allows the user to type using the latin Keyboard and google transliterates that to Arabic. This tool is similar to Yamli.com but has a bigger box to write in which makes it faster and somewhat more convenient.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Google
Author:
Google Inc.
Date Added:
10/20/2013
Governing Washington Communities
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Local government has lots of layers. In this lesson, students learn that local government is a tool they can use for getting things done and finding out information. Students learn the structure and function of local government in Washington and how they can “harness the power” of local government to address issues of concern. This lesson’s activity is web-based so that students can explore their own local governments.

To access and assign the web activity, click here.

For student access without assigning the activity, here’s the link: https://www.icivics.org/node/2528357

Got a 1:1 classroom? Find fillable PDF versions of this lesson’s materials below. Registration with iCivics (free) required to download content.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Describe the structure and function of local government in Washington
Identify the level of local government that can address an issue
Explain the basics of public meetings
Use the internet to locate information about the layers of local government where they live

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018
Human Chromosome 2
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Educational Use
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, learn how modern genetics and molecular biology offer compelling support for evolution. The video features an interview with biologist Ken Miller.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Vulcan Productions, Inc.
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/01/2007
Initiative & Referendum (WA)
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Washington’s initiative and referendum powers let regular people participate directly in lawmaking! This lesson presents the initiative and referendum powers as tools and shows students how to use them.

Got a 1:1 classroom? Find fillable PDF versions of this lesson’s materials below. Register with iCivics (free) in order to download materials.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Explain the purpose and procedure of the initiative and referendum in Washington State
Compare and contrast the initiative and referendum powers in Washington State
Analyze and evaluate aspects of the initiative power and procedure

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018
Inside the Cell
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This representation is a cut-away sketch showing select body organs and cells of a young person throwing a basketball. Close-up views of heart muscle cells, blood cells, small intestine cells, and nerve cells are shown. Supporting text accompanies the sketch.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Author:
Alisa Zapp Machalek
DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY, INC.
Date Added:
04/22/2011
Molecular Workbench
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Created by the Concord Consortium, the Molecular Workbench is "a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science." First-time visitors can check out one of the Featured Simulations to get started. The homepage contains a number of curriculum modules which deal with chemical bonding, semiconductors, and diffusion. Visitors can learn how to create their own simulations via the online manual, which is available here as well. The Articles area is quite helpful, as it contains full-text pieces on nanoscience education, quantum chemistry, and a primer on how transistors work. A good way to look over all of the offerings here is to click on the Showcase area. Here visitors can view the Featured simulations, or look through one of five topical sections, which include Biotech and Nanotechnology. Visitors will need to install the free Molecular Workbench software, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
Concord Consortium Inc.
Date Added:
07/02/2012
Next Generation Science Standards
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Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Achieve, Inc.
Author:
Achieve
Collaborators
Inc
National Research Council
Date Added:
11/06/2014
STEMPrep Health Curriculum
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CC BY-NC
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The STEM Prep Health materials are organized in eight stations.

Stations are labeled to match the four types of energy systems (movers) operating in the human body and in all industrial systems: Mechanical, Fluid, Thermal and Electrical.

There are two stations under each system. Each station is made up of three modules: Lab, Communications (Reading, Writing, and Computer), and Math.

After enrollment, orientation, testing, and placement, students select a station as a starting point, going through all modules in that station and then proceeding to the next, until all stations are complete.

The lab unit in each station provides instructions for students to complete hands-on activities related to the type of system covered in each station.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Unlimited Learning Inc.
Date Added:
03/29/2019
She Shoots, She Scores!
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Your basketball team is down by one point! Your teammate, who makes free throws about three-fourths of the time, is at the free-throw line. She gets a second shot if she makes the first one. Each free throw she makes is worth one point. If there is no time left, what are the chances you win the game without overtime?

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
SMARTR
Provider Set:
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Author:
KnowNet Construction, Inc.
Date Added:
11/06/2004
Transitional Tetrapod Fossil
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Educational Use
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In this video segment from NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, learn about the discovery of a well-preserved transitional fossil and how such transitional fossils support the theory of evolution.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Vulcan Productions, Inc.
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/01/2007
Understanding suffixes
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CC BY-NC
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This website has a fun short video and an interactive practice activity to teach and assess common suffixes. It is geared toward adults but would be appropriate for secondary as well.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TV411
Author:
2014 Education Development Center Inc.
Date Added:
07/28/2015
Washington's Water
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Water rights are a big deal for many reasons. In this lesson, students learn where water comes from, what water rights are, and how a variety of competing interests factor into managing water resources in Washington State.

Got a 1:1 classroom? Find fillable PDF versions of this lesson’s materials below.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Identify key factors involved in Washington’s water resource management
Explain the basics of water rights and the prior appropriation doctrine
Analyze how competing interests affect water resources
Predict how impacts on a water source could affect competing interests

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018
What Is a Theory?
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Educational Use
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In these two audio interviews from NOVA Online, learn about the difference between the common understanding of the word theory and how science uses the term.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Vulcan Productions, Inc.
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/01/2007