Carbon-Lehigh IU

Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit is one of 29 PA Intermediate Units participating in the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Unit’s OER implementation. This group provides a space to collaborate, evaluate, share, develop and promote the free and open use of educational resources by and for LEAs in Pennsylvania.
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Analyzing Informational Text

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In this lesson students use the Informational Text Analysis Tool to deconstruct the essential elements of informational text. Informational text is more important to teachers than ever before, especially with the rise of the new Core standards. The Library of Congress is an excellent resource for finding and using texts to build students' reading skills.Through a diverse array of classic and contemporary literature as well as challenging informational and primary source texts, students build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective.

Material Type: Lesson Plan


The Argu

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The learner-audience for this lesson are adults preparing for the GED, specifically the English/Language Arts assessment. The lesson demonstrates how the successful writing of the “thesis-statement” is essential for writing an effective persuasive essay. The lesson will help prepare learners to write an effective thesis statement which their essay responds to. The lesson shows how a successful thesis statement guides the direction of the rest of the essay and that without an effective thesis statement most essays are difficult to write and to comprehend for the reader. The lesson encourages learners to practice writing thesis statements and to write thesis statements that draw from their own experiences.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: newton buliva

CCGPS Algebra 1

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Full course of Algebra 1 is presented online by Georgia Virtual Learning. Audio, video, text, games and activities are included to engage ninth grade students in learning.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Reading

CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 7

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CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts for seventh grade provides a complete textbook. It presents topics including algebraic thinking, patterns, decimals, decimal operations, fractions, fraction operations, integers, integer operations, ratios, rates, proportions, percents, percent applications, equations, solving equations, inequalities, functions, graphing functions, geometry, plane geometry, solid geometry, area, perimeter, surface area, volume, statistics including mean, median, mode and range, graphing and types of graphs, and probability.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jen Kershaw

Benchmark Fraction Brownie Mix

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Students will be introduced to addition, multiplication, and division of the benchmark fractions 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 with a fun, hands-on experience. Students will layer the dry ingredients for a brownie recipe into a canning jar while having a rich discussion that aides visualizing operations with fractions. This shared experience can be referred to during future instruction.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Connie Rivera

Business Calculus

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This course provides an introduction to applied concepts in Calculus that are relevant to the managerial, life, and social sciences. Students should have a firm grasp of the concept of functions to succeed in this course. Topics covered include derivatives of basic functions and how they can be used to optimize quantities such as profit and revenues, as well as integrals of basic functions and how they can be used to describe the total change in a quantity over time.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Decimals, Fractions & Percentages

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Students learn about and practice converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot and a touch sensor, each group inputs a fraction of its choosing. Team members convert this same fraction into a decimal, and then a percentage via hand calculations, and double check their work using the NXT robot. Then they observe the robot moving forward and record that distance. Students learn that the distance moved is a fraction of the full distance, based on the fraction that they input, so if they input ½, the robot moves half of the original distance. From this, students work backwards to compute the full distance. Groups then compete in a game in which they are challenged to move the robot as close as possible to a target distance by inputting a fraction into the NXT bot.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Javed Narain

Design Step 5: Construct a Prototype

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Students learn about the manufacturing phase of the engineering design process. They start by building prototypes, which is a special type of model used to test new design ideas. Students gain experience using a variety of simple building materials, such as foam core board, balsa wood, cardstock and hot glue. They present their prototypes to the class for user testing and create prototype iterations based on feedback. (Note: Conduct this activity in the context of a design project that students are working on; this activity is Step 5 in a series of six that guide students through the engineering design loop.)

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Denise W. Carlson, Lauren Cooper, Malinda Schaefer Zarske


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In this Module, Students will learn the basis and differences between Social Economic Systems. They wil be to argues their point of view and whatsmore, give an essay opinion about the topic.Throught differents activities and material, student should create constructs of the topic and stablish a new knowledge. It is important to clarify any doubt before starting the activities.Ask your professor about any gap you may find in the way.

Material Type: Module

Author: Luis Jimenez

Three Branches of Government

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Our founding fathers were worried about the possibility of tyranny coming to the United States of America. For this reason, they set up a system of government where power could be evenly distributed among three branches: the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. By the end of this seminar, you will be able to compare the three branches of government and explain how each branch depends on the other to provide governance to the United States.Standards5.3.4 A - Identify the roles of the three branches of government.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Bonnie Waltz, Deanna Mayers, Tracy Rains