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Vote for Me! a Re-Election Editorial
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A research assignment in which students write an editorial for or against ...

A research assignment in which students write an editorial for or against the re-election of a selected president.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
David Walbert
Melissa Thibault
Regression
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This applet from Statistical Java allows the user to generate bivariate data ...

This applet from Statistical Java allows the user to generate bivariate data for analysis with simple linear regression. The page describes the equations used to generate the data and estimate the regression lines.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education
Provider Set:
Causeweb.org
Author:
Anderson-Cook, C.
C.Anderson-Cook
Dorai-Raj, S.
Robinson, T.
S.Dorai-Raj
T.Robinson
Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument: A Curriculum for High School Students
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provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of ...

provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.

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National Park Service
War Is...
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Upon consideration of the perspectives on war from their classmates, the poet ...

Upon consideration of the perspectives on war from their classmates, the poet Stephen Crane in "War is Kind," and various characters from All Quiet on the Western Front, students will write an editorial for the school newspaper in which they share opinions about war.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Rhonda Dillingham
Dictionary Guide Words: How do they guide us?
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Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow ...

Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow students to learn how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words.

A lesson plan for grade 4 English Language Arts and English Language Development

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Anne Campbell Carol Troutman
Art and Literature
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How are poetry and American art interrelated? This guide pairs American artworks ...

How are poetry and American art interrelated? This guide pairs American artworks with the lives and poems of the nation's most revered poets including William Cullen Bryant, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Carlos Williams, and Charles Olson.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Unit of Study
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Smithsonian Institutions
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on Dna/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
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This lesson is part of an interdisciplinary integrated unit on DNA and ...

This lesson is part of an interdisciplinary integrated unit on DNA and genetics. The idea is that students will complete a week's worth of activities in science, math, and language arts related to this topic. This lesson is Part C: Language Arts. Students will apply information retrieval skills as they investigate controversial issues on human genetic cloning. Students then will develop a point-of-view essay stating their personal opinion on whether human cloning should or should not be allowed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
Jim Crow and Segregation
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This is an integrated lesson plan that incorporates both eighth grade language ...

This is an integrated lesson plan that incorporates both eighth grade language arts and history. Using Internet research, literary analysis, and persuasive technique, students will practice reading and writing skills while analyzing the impact of Jim Crow

Subject:
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Burnetta Barton
Stephen Colbert and the Role of Political Satire
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This lesson begins with students viewing a Colbert Report program about his ...

This lesson begins with students viewing a Colbert Report program about his Super PAC. Then students read and discuss a profile of Colbert's political satire. A second reading examines some of the responses to it, positive and negative, and encourages students to discuss their own views. Readings include embedded links to Colbert's Super PAC ads. A homework assignment asks students to read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal," view additional clips of Stephen Colbert's program, and then compare and contrast these forms of satire.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
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Teachable Moment
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Teachable Moment
Making EBC About Literacy Technique: Grade 10: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost
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This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique ...

This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique through activities based on a close reading of Emily Dickinson‰'s ‰"Because I could not stop for Death‰" and Robert Frost‰'s ‰"Home Burial.‰"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?
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Student readings review the origins of the AK-47, the 10-year federal ban ...

Student readings review the origins of the AK-47, the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons, President Obama's views on guns, and the NRA's political clout. Discussion questions and an inquiry-oriented plan for "constructive controversy" follow.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Alan Shapiro
Bloodstain Pattern Doesn't Lie......
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Students will formulate a hypothesis about the relationship (linear, direct, indirect, etc.) ...

Students will formulate a hypothesis about the relationship (linear, direct, indirect, etc.) between the distance a drop of blood falls and the diameter of the splatter it makes. To test their hypothesis, the students will work collaboratively to make blood droplets, on paper, from different heights. After graphing droplet diameter and height using a spreadsheet program, individual students will evaluate their hypothesis. Students will use their graphed data to: 1) write an equation for the mathematical relationship of droplet diameter and height. 2) interpolate the height from which a blood droplet made by someone else was dropped. The students will compare data from different groups to determine possible sources for differences.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Provider Set:
ALEX
Making Evidence-Based Claims: President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address and Secretary Hillary Clinton's 2011 APEC Address
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address and Secretary Hillary Clinton's 2011 APEC Address.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Oedipus the King: Personal Letter-Writing Assignment
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Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters ...

Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters from "Oedipus the King". Each student will write two personal letters in the role of one character from the play responding to the events of the play and the various relationships within it.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Greg Townsend
Internet Searches: Selecting appropriate sources
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Learners use the internet to collect information for school or daily life. ...

Learners use the internet to collect information for school or daily life. Search engines can produce an excessive number of potential sources, even when filtering the search. This lesson will teach the adult learner a stepwise approach to defining key words, specifying criteria, and evaluating the appropriateness of sources. The learner will develop a customized checklist for the search and demonstrate the acquired knowledge of selecting appropriate sources.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Amanda Weber