Grant Wood AEA

Grant Wood AEA is one of the 9 Iowa Area Education Agencies participating in AEA Learning Online’s OER initiative This group is a space to evaluate, organize, and share OER.
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Immigrating to America

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Students will learn what it was like for new immigrants to come through Ellis Island's symbolic heart of American immigration at the turn of the 20th century. Through primary and secondary sources, students will discover where the immigrants were from, the reasons they left their homelands, and why they came to America. By performing dramatizations and taking an interactive tour of Ellis Island, students will relive the immigrant experience.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Rebecca Haden

Next Generation Science Standards

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Featured here are all of the NGSS videos that Achieve has created or worked with others to create. Included in this list are videos about: introducing the NGSS, the three dimensions of the NGSS, and support for instruction and instructional planning.

Material Type: Reading

Author: NGSS


Understanding hacking/trolling and providing posts & comments

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SummaryStudents will learn more about hacking and trolling in the online world. They will collaborate and build off others ideas and practice how to respond thoughtfully when creating discussions/posts/ comments. AccommodationsThis activity needs prior background that includes discussions about real news/fake news, what hacking truly means, and acting positive online, and digital literacy. This lesson allows for accommodations to be met through videos (close captioning) and completing commenting (recording it, using images/symbols).  Articles/videos can be done together or independently. Images or symbols could be added to enhance learning ( Grade Level This lesson is for 5th grade and can be adjusted for younger or older students. Time duration Estimated time: One hour (or over 2 days). Teachers chose if they want to extend this activity. Teachers can divide students into groups & assign one article/video, allow them to decide, or do all based upon preference.Materials neededAccess to computers/tablets (earbuds/headphones) & google drive or other LMS systemPadlet link separate padlets (copy/duplicate it) for multiple classesPrint an article or 2 in case the internet acts up, discussion questions posted at each table, examples of comments/responses that show 3 levels (target-exceeds, acceptable-meets, unacceptable- beginning/progressing) and rubric for self assessmentSchedule of Activities & decide on partner work (Table one does assignment #1, table two does #2, table three and four do #3, Table five does #4)

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Whitman

Colorín Colorado

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Listen to the experts in ELL. Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

Material Type: Module

Author: WETA Public Broadcasting