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Cuban Missile Crisis
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This is a module that implores students to think from an historical perspective about the Cuban Missile Crisis and create a memo of advice for President Kennedy on which action he should take.

Lesson Objectives or what you should be able to do after you have completed the module:

I can understand how the Cuban Missile Crisis lead to the brink of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.

I can analyze how Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro's background led to their actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

I can create a memo giving my advice to Kennedy in how to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis scenarios while using 5 vocab words and referring back to 2 pieces of evidence from two of the leader's past experiences.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
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Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Earthquake 8.2
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An engineering and design lesson for middle school (our 7th grade standards).

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, can you engineer a device that will keep medicine within a 40-60°F range using natural resources from the biome you live in, and/or debris created by the disaster for three days, until the Red Cross can arrive?

You are a team of relief workers in __________________after a major earthquake/tsunami has occurred. Your team lead as just told you about a young women with diabetes has been injured and needs insulin to be delivered __________ miles away (no open roads). Your team will need to research, design, and build a portable device to keep the insulin between _____ and ______ °(F/C) for _____ days. Once you return you will present the effectiveness of your device to your lead and a team other relief workers showing your both your design/device and explaining the process.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Author:
Bobbi Dano
Jen Bultler
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Energy Usage Spreadsheet CATE Lesson Plan
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Students will be using real-life energy use data to learn how to use spreadsheets and create graphs to better organize and view data. Discussions can then follow to analyze the data and explain the usage. Real rates are then provided, and students can use the electricity consumed data to create a utility bill for the consumer and compare the standard Residential Service charges to if the member were instead billed by the “Time of Use” rate.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Date Added:
08/15/2017
Erosion (4th - 5th Grade) Geology Lesson
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In this lesson, students will learn what erosion is and how human actions influence erosion. Includes introduction, demonstration instructions, and questions for wrap-up discussion.

NGSS: 4-ESS2-1

Time: 55 minutes

Materials: plastic containers with sand and gravel, sponges, and plastic cups

Subject:
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/13/2020
History Lesson: Introduction (Thinking like a historian)
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This lesson serves as an introduction/review looking at primary/secondary sources; historical perspective/scale; and evaluating sources.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Bethany Rippentrop-Nuss
Date Added:
08/23/2020
Inquiry Project (Colors) - Rachel Gebhardt/Kristen Shupe
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This resource can be used to teach students how colors can affect our mood, and the different moods we can feel when seeing a color. This is a fun and interactive way for students to understand the concept of colors and emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachel Gebhardt
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Literary Devices
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This lesson was designed for English 9 students as an introduction to literary devices at the beginning of a short stories unit. The ultimate goal will be that students can analyze a story, explaining how an author uses these devices to create literature, but this lesson specifically focuses on domain-specific vocabulary.

Subject:
Literature
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Date Added:
07/08/2017
Macro Lecture Plan: THE SUPER SIMPLE SOLOW MODEL, PART 1: CONDITIONAL CONVERGENCE
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Lecture Objective: Introduce students to the super simple Solow model. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify inputs to growth, solve for the steady state, and identify the factors that lead to conditional convergence.

The lesson incorporates a number of MRU’s videos about the Solow model and conditional convergence from our Principles of Macroeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant articles and blog posts, an episode of Planet Money, and even an interview with Robert Solow himself.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Mars Education: NGSS STEM Lesson Plans
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The Mars Education lesson plans section is here to serve as a resource for educators, grades K-12 to download and utilize in formal classroom settings.
For questions on the Mars Education Lessons please contact us.
All of the Mars Education Program lesson plans include elements of inquiry-based learning that are aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as problem-based learning and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) 5-E instructional model.
The STEM lessons included in this section of the website are the very lessons that we apply throughout our educator conferences and professional development training sessions.
To get a more thorough understanding and deeper knowledge of these lessons as an in classroom instructional tool, educators may want to consider attending an ASU Mars Education Conference.

Subject:
Biology
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
06/12/2017
Orientation for New Staff to IMS
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The purpose of the lesson is to provide an orientation for new staff to Indianola Middle School led by both of the building instructional coaches.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Leigh Bellville
Lisa Msuya
Date Added:
07/05/2017
Parental Care | Ecology and Environment | the virtual school
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Learn how parental care is displayed by animals in their environment and how different species show parental care in different ways. As part of the Ecology topic from the Virtual School. Are you a passionate teacher who would like to reach hundreds of thousands of learners? Get in touch: vsteam@fusion-universal.com | Find out more: http://www.thevirtualschool.com | This video is distributed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND

Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Author:
fuseschool - a global OER programme
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Physics introduction
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This lesson reviews basic concepts and math skills that are used throughout a physics course.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Linda Warner
Date Added:
08/23/2018