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Elections and Voting Teacher Resources
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It is important to educate future voters about the issues, processes, and impacts of voting in elections. These resources include links to lesson plans, videos, games, and printables to assist teachers K—12 to promote civic participation and voting.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Zac Murphy
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Modeling our World with Mathematics
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Remix and Share
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Modeling Our World With Mathematics (MOWWM) is a five-module mathematics course developed locally by OSPI with input from educators across Washington, and is designed to follow Geometry. It contains career-connected thematic units where students use high school mathematics to analyze everyday life and work. The content and instructional strategies support increased attainment of the common core high school content standards while developing the standards for mathematical practice.

Arts and Music
Finances for Life
Digital World
Civic Readiness
Health & Fitness

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
10/07/2018
OSPI 3-5 Science Home Learning Resources During COVID-19
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This document provides some learning resources associated with each of the 3-5 Science Content Learning Standards. They are intended to serve during this “stay at home” time, which includes all Washington schools. They are not intended to replace or be equivalent to face-to-face learning. Please feel free to use the resources or to make adaptations.

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
04/14/2020
OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Public Television - At Home Learning
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We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI.  Your local public television station is offering educational programming for students in grades 6–12 from 9:00am–2:00pm daily.  These educational programs (programs like NOVA and The American Experience) have curriculum and discussion guides available for students, teachers, and families.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
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Washington requires the inclusion of tribal sovereignty curriculum in all schools. The Since Time Immemorial instructional materials have been endorsed by all 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. This curriculum uses an inquiry, place-based, integrated approach and has comprehensive materials for grades K-12.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Provider:
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Author:
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Pubic Instruction
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Washington Quality Review Rubric for Social Studies
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Use this rubric to review lessons and units with respect to the Washington State Social Studies Learning Standards and the Washington ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies Standards. 

Subject:
History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Date Added:
02/05/2020