All resources in Grant Wood AEA

What is an Atom Made of?

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In this lesson, students will learn about subatomic particles, where they are located and how to count them for individual atoms. This lesson includes using a PhET Simulation (Build an Atom) to learn about how to draw an atom.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Simulation

Author: Julie Buerman

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Categories of the Periodic Table

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In this activity, students will learn the location of the following categories on the periodic table while creating their own version including a key.Categories Included:Alkali MetalsAlkaline Earth MetalsHalogensNoble GasesMetalsNonmetalsMetalloidsTransition MetalsInner Transition MetalsThe Soft Chalk Activity includes interactive checks throughout and includes information on valence electrons and determining groups and periods for elements.This activity also includes a formative assessment that students could take when they are done.  

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Interactive

Author: Julie Buerman

Historia de los Estados Unidos 1960 Parte 1 de 4 de 1960s

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Parte 1 de 4 1960sIn this section, we will cover the Kenny v Johnson presidential election and events that occurred in the first part of the 1960s.En esta seccion vamos a ver la election de Kennedy contra Johnson y othros eventos que ocurrieron durante la primera parte de los 1960s.Parte 1 de 4 1960sApuntes para completar al ver el video / Fill-in -the -Blanks notes to do while watching the videoApuntes / Notes

Material Type: Lecture Notes

Author: Elizabeth Medina

Historia de los Estados Unidos 1960 Parte 3 de 4 1960s

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Este video en espanol cubre el asesinato del Presidente John F. Kennedy y las primeras iniciativas del Presidente Lyndon B. Johnson. Include los apuntes para que los alumnos completen al ver el video.This video in spanish covers the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the first initiatives of President Lyndon B. Johnson. It includes a fill-in-the-blanks document with notes for students to complete as they watch the video. 

Material Type: Lecture Notes

Author: Elizabeth Medina

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

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

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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 (http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/csi-color-symbol-image.html) 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 https://padlet.com/whitmanh1/fjp8ipdt8t6o--create 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

Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners

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This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter includes listening and speaking components such as dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Della Jean Abrams