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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
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Module
Unit of Study
Provider:
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
Create a Superhero
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Create a Superhero is a five-part lesson plan asking students to research a current global issue which impacts them, their family or their community. Based on their research they create a superhero to help solve the issue. The project follows an adapted inquiry model and uses the online tools of G Suite for Education.

Subject:
English Language Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Joan Upell
Julie Erickson
Date Added:
06/06/2020
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
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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.

Subject:
History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
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
Material Type:
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tom Reusche
Date Added:
10/11/2016