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10. E Pluribus Unum
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The Declaration of Independence was a product of the Second Continental Congress. Two earlier intercolonial conferences had occurred, each building important keystones of colonial unity. The Stamp Act Congress and the First Continental Congress brought the delegates from differing colonies to agreement on a message to send to the king. Each successive Congress brought greater participation. Each time the representatives met, they were more accustomed to compromise. As times grew more desperate, the people at home became more and more willing to trust their national leaders.

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U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
10/16/2014
10g. The Declaration of Independence
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The moment had finally come. Far too much bad blood existed between the colonial leaders and the crown to consider a return to the past. More and more colonists felt deprived by the British not only of their money and their civil liberties, but their lives as well. Bloodshed had begun over a year ago and there seemed little chance of a ceasefire. The radical wing of the Continental Congress was gaining strength with each passing day. It was time for a formal break with mother England. It was time to declare independence.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
10/16/2014
16c. The Ratification Process: State by State
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The ratification process started when the Congress turned the Constitution over to the state legislatures for consideration through specially elected state conventions of the people. Five state conventions voted to approve the Constitution almost immediately (December 1787 to January 1788) and in all of them the vote was unanimous (Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia) or lopsided (Pennsylvania, Connecticut). Clearly, the well-organized Federalists began the contest in strong shape as they rapidly secured five of the nine states needed to make the Constitution law. The Constitution seemed to have easy, broad, and popular support.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
2014 GED® Test Teacher Resources
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With the changes of the 2014 GED® Test, it's important for teachers to know the changes and have resources to help students meet the new expectations. This page is intended to share professional development and instructional resources that have been shared through the MN Supplemental Services grant work completed 2013-2016. Resources formerly housed at 2014inMN.org can be found here.

For the most up-to-date information about the 2014 GED® Test, checkout the GED Testing Services website.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Heather Indelicato
Date Added:
02/21/2016
ACES: Critical Thinking
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
06/01/2016
ACES - Developing a Future Pathway
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills)

The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels.

The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement.

The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
03/12/2016
ACES - Developing a Future Pathway - Remix
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills)

The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels.

The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement.

The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lucila Oliver
Date Added:
04/23/2017
ACES: Effective Communication
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
08/05/2016
ACES: Learning Strategies
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
06/01/2016
ACES: Navigating Systems
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
06/01/2016
ACES: Self Management
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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
06/01/2016
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Lesson Plans
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This database of lessons is provided to support agriculture education in California classrooms. Over the last century, children have become further removed from the land that feeds and clothes us. And yet, Agriculture is the very basis of civilization—the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the material of our homes and many of our traditions and values…all coming from agriculture and collectively setting the pace for a nation's standard of living. The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom works with K–12 teachers, and students to enhance education using agricultural examples.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Create a Career Research Project using Google Slides
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This exercise is for an advanced writing and/or career ready class.
The research to be carried out can be done prior to the commencement of the Slideshow creation process, with the class teacher, or as part of the computer class, in which the Slideshow is created.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brian Faloon
Date Added:
05/16/2018
Creating a Spreadsheet
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Students create a spreadsheet to quantify, analyze and determine the experiences and views towards technology of the Computer Commuter users.

Students create the layout of the spreadsheet that best suits the data in the survey. Questions are in different formats: multiple choice and short answer. The student must determine how to set up the spreadsheet to make the data easy and efficiently understandable.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mary Quick
Date Added:
05/02/2018
Formatting an Existing MS Word Document
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This lesson concentrates on how to format an existing Microsoft Word document.
The focus is on meeting the Northstar Digital Literacy skills standards for the formatting of a document (font, font size, line spacing, creating lists, review).
The functions required in Microsoft Word are covered and additional functions, such as Save As, Save can also be shown.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brian Faloon
Date Added:
05/16/2018
Google Docs Lesson
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Lesson to introduce Drive and Google Docs to advanced level adult ESL students. Students create their own bio using a template. They will center and left justify, explore different fonts, sizes and colors, use bold and italicize, and insert an image to produce a bio with one-paragraph text.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sue Ann Rawlins
Date Added:
05/11/2018
Introduction to Google Slides
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Students learn how to use Google Slides to make a simple presentation about a career they have researched on www.mynextmove.org.

Lesson designed for use in a one-room schoolhouse ABE/GED program, where volunteer tutors and instructors work with students one-to-one.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Elizabeth Bennett
Date Added:
05/31/2018
Job Interview Basics-Observe, Discuss, Create
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Learners will observe and discuss two similar interview scenarios. Using information from classroom discussion and input from a professional recruiter, learners will create their own unique response to the difficult prompt, Tell me about yourself.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Janet Lee
Date Added:
04/27/2016