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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Three Branches of Government Published

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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: Deanna Mayers, Bonnie Waltz, Tracy Rains

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.

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The Argumentative Research Project: Writing the thesis and introduction - Remix

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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

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

Missing Angle Puzzles

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This lesson lays some of the ground work for eventually writing two column proofs. In the lesson students use known geometric facts to solve for missing angles. Students are asked to identify the key concepts required for the solution and to record the a path for finding the measure of a particular angle. Key concepts include the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a triangle and quadrilateral, parallel line relationships, and what can and cannot be assumed from a drawing.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes

Author: Jeff Holcomb

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

Missing Angle Puzzles

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This lesson lays some of the ground work for eventually writing two column proofs. In the lesson students use known geometric facts to solve for missing angles. Students are asked to identify the key concepts required for the solution and to record the a path for finding the measure of a particular angle. Key concepts include the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a triangle and quadrilateral, parallel line relationships, and what can and cannot be assumed from a drawing.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes

Author: Jeff Holcomb

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