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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 Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
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This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture ...

This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Edie McDowell
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
Learn New Words Using Context
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With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of ...

With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words in short passages. When students have completed the practice activities, they will read a newspaper or magazine article, picking out unfamiliar words and using context clues to decide what the word means. As a group activity they will share the article, the words, and their meanings with the class.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Betty DeLuca
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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Images and Illustrations
Readings
Unit of Study
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Smithsonian Institutions
Listen Up!
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This activity deals with the concept of rhyming. This concept is not ...

This activity deals with the concept of rhyming. This concept is not immediately understood by most students and needs to be explained first with ample examples. The activity consists of groups of 3 words two of which rhyme and one doesn't. Students read the words or listen to the instructor and select the word that doesn't rhyme. They are then directed to pick a specific letter from the "wrong" word and write it in a separate column. After completing the assignment students unscramble the letters trying to form a meaningful expression related to listening which in this case is "I'm all ears".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Interactive
Provider:
americanenglish.state.gov (Teaching Forum #4 2012)
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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
Lewis and Clark
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This website supports the National Geographic film about the Lewis and Clark ...

This website supports the National Geographic film about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Students can see the route Lewis and Clark traveled and learn about what they saw and did. It includes activities to go with the things they encountered and places they stopped. It includes an Interactive Journey Log where students can read journal entries and see historical photos and drawings. And you can read a list of all the supplies they carried with them on their journey.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Readings
Reference
Provider:
National Geographic Society
The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery
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With this interactive website from Scholastic students will travel back to the ...

With this interactive website from Scholastic students will travel back to the year 1860 and follow a young slave as he flees a Kentucky plantation for Canada along the Underground Railroad. Along the way, they can read or listen to the runaway slave describe his terrifying journey from slavery to freedom. They'll discover what life was like as a slave, encounter the dangers of the Underground Railroad, meet brave abolitionists who took great risks to help runaways, and compare life in the North and South. There are four "stops" on this virtual journey, and each one explores a different curriculum theme in American History: On the Plantation: Life as Slave [Theme: Slavery in America]; Escape! The Underground Railroad [Theme: The Underground Railroad]; Reaching Safety: Heroes for the Cause [Theme: Abolitionists and Harriet Tubman]; and Almost Free: Life in the North [Theme: Causes of the Civil War].

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Activities and Labs
Interactive
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Scholastic
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
Provider:
Scholastic
Plot Diagram
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The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or ...

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Interactive
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Hints about Print
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Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource ...

Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
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).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Reference
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
David Henderson
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
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This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits ...

This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Which Word Is It?
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Students will determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using Context Clues, ...

Students will determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using Context Clues, a dictionary, and structural analysis within a game format.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Donna Harkey
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
U.S. History
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Ann Marie Gleeson
Edward Miller
Jessica Lander
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
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Unit of Study
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Provider Set:
Reading Like a Historian