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Socratic Seminar: Supporting Claims and Counterclaims
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High school students work in teams to develop claims and anticipate counter-claims given topics about governmental control and oppression related to their reading of Persepolis.Prior to the debate, students discuss their claims and evidence supporting these claims within their teams and also anticipate counter-claims. Each team member takes notes and prepares to either debate for their team or document interesting arguments that occur during the spoken debate. Ensuring participation by all students during this time is critical.The debate begins with one representative from each team who presents their argument to the group. Teams are required to tap out representatives at least once and points are awarded for such things as presenting unique ideas, participation by all group members, and using evidence to support claims. After the debate, students return to their teams to reflect on the process and the content of the seminar.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 6: Prehistoric Art
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. Given that students in grade 6 are not expected by the CCSS to perform independent searches, this unit outlines a simulated research process that relies strongly on collaborative work around a common topic. A topic resource repository about prehistoric art is provided to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Researching to Deepen Understanding
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No Strings Attached
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This unit is in the format of a Compressed File. Files are organized so you can easily browse through the materials and everything you need to print or e-mail for each day. The Materials are organized into three folders: Research Unit Framework, Tools and Handouts, Topic Resource Repositories. Teachers are supported to guide students through the research unit of: initiating inquiry, gathering information, deepening understanding, finalizing inquiry, and developing and communicating an evidence-based perspective.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Provider Set:
EQuIP Exemplars
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 11-12: Design and Food
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. Two topic resource repositories are also provided Đone about food and the other about designĐ to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Human Animal Interaction
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No Strings Attached
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. A topic resource repository about human-animal interaction is also provided to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
CC Tasks: On Behalf of Others (Grades 11-12)
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Task Description: This task asks students to write an essay in which they present and defend their beliefs about doing work "on behalf of others" based on the texts they have explored throughout the unit. This packet contains a curriculum-embedded CCLS aligned task and instructional supports. The task is embedded in a 2-3 week unit on documentary work that focuses on creating records or accounts of events, people, and places that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology
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No Strings Attached
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. Two topic resource repositories are also provided Đone about music and the other about technologyĐ to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Common Core Curriculum Grade 7 ELA
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Read the Fine Print
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These curriculum materials for Grade 7 English Language Arts are separated by the full curriculum Modules (developed by Expeditionary Learning for New York State) and Units in the Developing Core Proficiencies Series (developed by Odell Education for New York State). The resources include Grades 6-8 ELA Curriculum: Appendix 1: Teaching Practices and Protocols; Grades 6-8 ELA Curriculum: Appendix 2: Graphic Organizers; and a Grades 6-8 English Language Arts Curriculum Map.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 7: Water
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No Strings Attached
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. A topic resource repository about water is also provided to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Wildfires
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Read the Fine Print
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions and Common Core literacy strategies to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the nonfiction informational text, Wildfires. Wildfires can cause damage but also play a critical role in the renewal of forests and grasslands. Through the example of the 1988 Yellowstone fire, Wildfires highlights the effects and cycles of fires and shows the reader how critical fire is to regenerating forests and grasslands.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Washoe District
Author:
Seymour Simon
The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
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Read the Fine Print
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This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States. Lessons one and two are focused on a study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and provide access to primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Lesson three investigates important issues which confronted the first Congress and has students examine current congressional debate over similar issues. Lesson four features broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of thanksgiving and remembrance.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Danitra Brown Leaves Town
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No Strings Attached
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the series of poems, Danitra Brown Leaves Town. Danitra and Zuri are two city-girls and best friends, and Danitra goes away to her auntĺ䁥_s house for the summer. These poems tell a story about how the girls stayed in touch by writing letters to each other, and how they discovered that they could have fun apart from one another while still remaining friends.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Bogalusa District
Author:
Nikki Grimes
Gloria Estefan
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Read the Fine Print
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions and Common Core literacy strategies to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the biographic text, Gloria Estefan. Along with her worldwide musical fame, Gloria Estefan also experienced tragedy, but continued to help others in unfortunate situations. Gloriaĺĺs success has allowed her to receive multiple honors and awards for her selfless work leading to her being referred to as "a star with a heart."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Anchorage District
Author:
Sue Boulais
Heat Wave
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions and Common Core literacy strategies to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the text, "Heat Wave." A fantastic heat wave hits a Kansas farm, roasting the geese, popping the corn in the fields, and causing other distressing events. The farm girl tries a few clever ways to get rid of it, and finally succeeds when she plants iceberg lettuce.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Anchorage District
Author:
Helen Ketteman
Dear Mrs. LaRue
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No Strings Attached
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions and other CCSS instructional shifts to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the text Dear Mrs. LaRue. Mrs. LaRue sends her dog, Ike, to obedience school because of a series of inappropriate behaviors that he displays toward everyone. Ike feels he has been wrongly sent to the school and writes letters to explain his perspective on what actually happened in each situation, trying to persuade Ms. LaRue to come and get him.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Atlanta District
Author:
Mark Teague
Primary Source Exemplar: Progress, Conflict, and Outcomes
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This unit is centered around an anchor text that may be common among content area teachers in a high school setting. Although this unit may be incorporated into any high-school English class, it is aligned with Common Core standards for 9-10. This unit will primarily focus on informational and argumentative texts, and can be used to incorporate more informational texts (as directed by the Common Core) into English classrooms at the high school level. This unit is best suited to a collaborative model of development in which ELA and content area teachers share an anchor text (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and communicate about how to connect diverse skills to common texts and essential questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erik Iwersen
Reading Closely: At the Pole (Grade 7)
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No Strings Attached
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about exploration of the South Pole.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
The Baker's Neighbor
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the modern fable and play, The Baker's Neighbor. In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor, Pablo, loves to smell the fresh bakery every morning without purchasing any pastries. This irritates Manuel to the point where he feels Pable should pay to smell his baked goods, and Manuel takes his complain to the town judge who eventually offers a ruling that allows Manuel to get the pleasure of "touching" Pablo's gold coins in return for Pable "smelling" the bakery.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Cleveland District
Author:
Adele Thane