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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 Plan
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
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.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
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.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Writing Activities
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Remix and Share
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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:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
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:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
David Henderson
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!

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
iCivics Inc.
Provider Set:
iCivics
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
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:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
americanenglish.state.gov (Teaching Forum #4 2012)
Author:
not stated
1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey
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Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of ...

Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite data from the past ten years), and then compare it to the route documented by Columbus in 1492.

Subject:
Engineering
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
My NASA DatA+
NASA Wavelength
Author:
Malinda Burk
Making the Revolution, America 1763-1791: Primary Sources
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The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for ...

The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for the study of America in 1763-1791: The Making the Revolution. Primary source materials include letters, diaries, journals, poems, paintings, maps, pamphlets, sermons, petitions, broadsides, cartoons, and more. Resources are divided into the topics: Crisis, Rebellion, War, Independence, and Constitution.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
National Humanities Center
Provider Set:
America In Class
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Cesar Chavez's 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address (Grade 7)
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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 Cesar Chavez's 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education