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Composing A Letter of Application
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Students will learn the importance of letters of application, what letters of ...

Students will learn the importance of letters of application, what letters of application should contain, and how to format the letters. They will also enhance their composition skills, language skills, and proofreading skills.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Joyce Shepard
Mountain Dialect: Reading Between the Spoken Lines
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This lesson plan uses Chapter 13 of Our Southern Highlanders as a ...

This lesson plan uses Chapter 13 of Our Southern Highlanders as a jumping-off point to help students achieve social studies and English language arts objectives while developing an appreciation of the uniqueness of regional speech patterns, the complexities of ethnographic encounter, and the need to interrogate primary sources carefully to identify potential biases and misinformation in them. Historical content includes American slavery, the turn-of-the-century, and the Great Depression.

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
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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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Genetics
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes
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Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as ...

Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as students examine the role of the U.S. government and military in the conflict, the war's impact on American lives, and the ways in which the war influenced subsequent domestic and foreign policy. Framing the conflict in terms that ignore the Vietnamese and their experiences, however, makes it difficult for students to fully understand the nature of the war and its impact. These primary source activities prompt students to consider the war through the eyes of the Vietnamese and are designed to complement topics that are traditionally covered from U.S. perspectives. The first activity uses speeches made by Ho Chi Minh to examine how one Vietnamese leader viewed Vietnam's struggle. In the second activity, oral history interviews with Vietnamese soldiers and civilians are used to understand the motivations of some individuals to take arms against American and South Vietnamese forces. Finally, the third activity draws on Vietnamese antiwar music to explore Vietnamese feelings towards war and make comparisons with the American antiwar movement.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
U.S. History
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Video Lectures
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PrimarySource.org
Author:
Ann Marie Gleeson
Edward Miller
Jessica Lander
Making an Evidence-Based Argument for a Raise in the Workplace
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The purpose of this course is for adult learners to improve their ...

The purpose of this course is for adult learners to improve their communication skills, particularly writing, by arguing effectively for a raise. Their arguments will consist of evidence-based claims. The target audience of this lesson is adults at the 7th grade reading and writing level. This lesson is intended for a real classroom. This module involves reading, writing and speaking components. The entire lesson will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

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English Language Arts
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Instructional Material
Provider:
OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Christina McNish
iCivics Game: Argument Wars
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Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try ...

Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. Each iCivics game is playable in one class period, and has a detailed printable report at the end for grading purposes. iCivics games are best played with students on individual computers, but they can also be played on a single computer with the help of a smart board or projector. iCivics games don't require prior knowledge -- they teach you everything you need to know to play!

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Political Science
Material Type:
Games
Interactive
Provider:
iCivics Inc.
Provider Set:
iCivics
AR SPELL Podcasting in the ELL Classroom
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Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community ...

Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community members involved with classroom activities and information. ELL students can use podcasting as a way to demonstrate the skills they are developing as well as provide a way to reach other ELL students who may be encountering similar (difficulties).

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Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
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Audio Lectures
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Reference
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OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
David Henderson
Elements of A Fable
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In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students ...

In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students will use their understanding of fable elements to create an original fable and present it in dramatic form. This lesson includes modifications and alternative assessments for Advanced Limited English Proficient students.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Kate Boyce
A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry
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The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all ...

The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all fields of art for African Americans. The poetry and jazz composed during or inspired by this era naturally complemented each other. Furthermore, many of the themes from the musical and literary worlds are universal and provide a great lesson on how two different works can have a parallel theme.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Janet Fore
Writing Activities
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ...

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Writing Activities, a page of activities to address important writing skills and strategies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Wireless Generation
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FreeReading
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
The First Thanksgiving
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This interactive website from Scholastic presents background information about the first Thanksgiving ...

This interactive website from Scholastic presents background information about the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Students can learn about the voyage on the Mayflower, learn about the daily life of the pilgrims and the Wampanoag, read historical letters, and learn about the feast which became the basis of Thanksgiving. The site includes primary documents, videos, quizzes, and audio presentations.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Primary Source
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Scholastic
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:
Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Burnetta Barton
Reading Like a Historian, Unit 12: Cold War Culture/Civil Rights
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In this unit, students explore social, cultural, and political events that helped ...

In this unit, students explore social, cultural, and political events that helped define America in the decades following the Second World War. The lesson on the Civil Rights movement revolves around the question: Why did the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeed? In another, students compare speeches by JFK and John Lewis regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the Women in the 1950s lesson plan, students use secondary sources and popular images to explore whether "the happy housewife" was reality or perception. Finally, students will encounter opposing views on whether the Great Society was successful, and what led many Americans came to oppose the Vietnam War.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
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Readings
Unit of Study
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
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Reading Like a Historian
Historical Treasure Chest
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This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of ...

This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Doodle Splash
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Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing ...

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink