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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
A-REI Find A System
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Without graphing, construct a system of two linear equations where $(-2,3)$ is a solution to the first equation but not to the second equation, and whe...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/26/2013
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials
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It is important to understand polynomials and to be able to classify them based on the number of terms, as well as recognize the coefficients, and degrees. You must also understand how to perform mathematical operations on them. This seminar will focus on combining polynomials using addition and subtraction. It will be important to understand the rules to make sure you are combining only like terms. You will apply techniques you have learned involving exponents and general addition and subtraction rules. You will use the techniques learned in this seminar to verify solutions to various other types of polynomial problems as you move forward. When adding and subtracting polynomials, you will first identify the like terms to combine polynomials to their simplest form.StandardsCC.2.2.HS.D.3Extend the knowledge of arithmetic operations and apply to polynomials.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
03/29/2018
The Big Questions
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With recent advances in physics (and philosophy), we are finally able to make some headway into some of the most pressing questions of the universe. We will explore such topics as the big bang theory, time travel, relativity, extraterrestrial life, and string theory. We will attempt to answer some big questions such as: Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is time travel possible?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Highlights for High School
Author:
Nicholas DiBella
Date Added:
09/18/2013
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Energy Drink - Circle of Viewpoints
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This activity can be used as an extension for unit over macromolecules or an application of the metabolism unit. The purpose behind this activitity is to really look at the foods and drinks we used to obtain energy and see of they do what they claim to do. The circle of viewpoints activity is built around generating a list of ideas/perspectives about a given topic and then using that information for a prompt to dive deeper into the topic.  This activity is built in in 3 parts Background reading and brainstormingQuestions and Reserch Socratic Circle

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Doug Mossengren
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Explore Iowa History
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Discover the people, places, events, and ideas of Iowa history. Explore hundreds of articles, images, videos and websites. Create your own story of Iowa as you go to unexpected places and search the past and present. Travel down side trails and uncover artifacts as you explore your Iowa pathway.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
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Reading
Author:
IPTV
Date Added:
05/08/2017
German 102 Lab 3 - Sehenswürdigkeiten/Sightseeing - Novice Mid
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Students will work together to match German sights to their descriptions and try to find interesting facts about a couple of the Sights that they would like to know more about. 

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Camille Daw
Amber Hoye
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
02/11/2020
German Restaurant/Menu Activity
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This speaking activity allows students to role play a customer and waiter scenario in a restaurant. Warm-up includes a fun Pictionary play-doh sculpting game before moving on to restaurant phrases and then finally the role play.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Cassie Shelton
Date Added:
05/15/2019
The Human Genome Project - The Use of Genetic Screening Technology
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This unit includes one week of lessons which immediately follow the Genetics and DNA units. The previous knowledge gained from these units, as well as a previous project where students researched and shared with their classmates a specific genetic disorder, will provide the background for students to participate in a debate about the ethical issues of applying information available through the Human Genome Project (HGP).

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Ethel Gaides
Emelia Fleck
Beverly Tedeschi
Date Added:
10/28/2017
Improving Economic Education: Lesson Plans
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The Foundation for Teaching Economics is pleased to make available to teachers the content outlines, classroom activities, and teacher materials (demonstration videos and lecture presentations) for each of our residential, one-day, and online curricula. Each curriculum topic link on the left connects you to an overview and table of contents. From there, you may: browse the lessons as web pages; access download links for lessons as editable word documents; use live source links to update statistical data; print instructions and student handouts for classroom activities; and, review and prepare for your classroom by reviewing activity videos and powerpoint lectures.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Inflation
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The fourth episode of our podcast series, The Economic Lowdown, discusses three aspects of inflation: what it is, what causes it and how it is measured. The episode also addresses related topics such as deflation, disinflation and the role of the Federal Reserve in monitoring inflation.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Podcasts
Date Added:
10/08/2014
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Job Ads,
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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:
Lesson
Primary Source
Author:
Salim Pinjar
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Memories Matter: The Giver and Descriptive Writing Memoirs
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Using The Giver, students discuss the importance recorded history. This provides context for descriptive writing of studentsŐ own history in a lesson that integrates personal writing, research, and literary response.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/08/2013
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Personal Finance:  Analyzing a Pay Stub
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This lesson takes a look at the taxes and other deductions that are taken out of a paycheck.  Students will also learn how to read a pay stub and will be able to differentiate between gross pay and net pay.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Kelli Keefer
Date Added:
03/08/2021
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Poetry and Lyrics
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How can poetry be fun for all 8th grade learners?  Students have previously learned about poetic elements and figurative language.  Using those skills, students apply the knowledge to demonstrate the poetic elements and figurative language in a favorite song.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Sandi Rankin
Date Added:
04/11/2017