Northeastern School District

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Ceramics: A Vessel into History -- Lesson 1

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This is the first lesson in a sequential unit. Students view ceramic vessels from different time periods and cultures and discuss their meanings, functions, and original contexts. They develop criteria for value and meaning of these objects, and create a timeline to situate the objects in history.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Ceramics: A Vessel into History -- Lesson 2

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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students are tested on what they learned about the history of ceramic forms in "Ceramics: A Vessel into History -- Lesson 1." They start work on a personal clay vessel that has a specific use or meaning in their contemporary culture, which could be discerned through study by future archeologists and art historians.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Ceramics: A Vessel into History -- Lesson 3

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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students begin work on a ceramic vessel, which they designed in "Ceramics: A Vessel into History -- Lesson 2." They discuss their artistic choices and identify elements derived from historical examples, while considering how artists appropriate ideas from earlier artists.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Computer Skills for Success: A Step by Step guide

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This introductory class of computer skills is comprised of units that focus on basic computer hardware and the following applications: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Photo Gallery, and Audacity. Most units begin with YouTube overviews or 'how to' presentations followed by step by step guides to using aspects of the application and then have assessment exercises and conclude with a final project for evaluation.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Lecture

Author: Keith Martin

Web Page Design Model

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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Use your computer skills to learn how to develop your own web page sites. This course is designed to provide the necessary skills and training for an entry level position in the field of Web Design. The class will focus on web page planning, basic design, layout, and construction (effective and ineffective), setup and maintenance of a web site, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, and various web page and image creation tools.You will learn the basics of web design principles, digital media options, web design language (HTML), Internet uses and processes, design considerations, the impact of target market demographics, deliverables, and multiple software packages. Courses such as this can provide the skills and motivation for you to successfully complete college programs in one of several business areas. The primary purpose of this type of multi-media graphics education is to provide instruction for and about e-commerce and Internet communications through the use of Web Page Design. This is a repeatable course with progressive levels through Novice (this first level), Intermediate, and Advanced levels. You can turn this series of courses into a full Career Pathway as first an introductory, then a Concentration, and finally a Capstone course.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Material Type: Primary Source

Author: Susan Ketcham

Advanced Phonics Activities

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This page contains sequential and supplemental activities that help teachers teach students to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words and 's words.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Into the Book

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The "Into the Book" web site is designed to help elementary students practice eight reading comprehension strategies through playful interactive activities. The site focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. "Behind the Lesson," the teacher area of the site, provides information, lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

Material Type: Assessment, Interactive, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Wisconsin Media Lab

Read, Answer Questions, and Cite Evidence- Because of Winn Dixie Published

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Completion of this seminar will allow you to understand and use the R.A.C.E.S. strategy for answering text dependent analysis questions. This is a well-known strategy to use in the second paragraph of a TDA response. You will read, answer questions, and learn how to communicate effectively by writing and citing evidence about a story called Because of Winn Dixie.StandardsC.C. 1.2.3B Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences about the text.  Refer to the text to support your answers.C.C.1.3.5 B Cite textual evidence by quoting accurately from the text to explain what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Tracy Rains

Introduction to Types of Text Structure Narrow Focus-Descriptive and Compare/Contrast Published

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In this seminar, you will be introduced to the six common types of text structure. Then, the seminar will narrow its focus to the first two structures. You will learn how authors organize ideas to help you to better understand the nonfiction texts you encounter, and you will explore the graphic organizers used to support them.StandardsCC.1.2.5.E Use text structure, in and among texts, to interpret information. 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Tracy Rains

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

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This Web site, created to complement the Hall of Ocean Life, looks at the cradle of life for our planet, along with its key to our future. It includes the following sections: Dioramas is an in-depth look at the Hall of Ocean Life's dioramas. They are: Andros Coral Reef, Diving Birds, Diving for Pearls, Polar Bear, Sargasso Sea, Walrus, West Indian Manatee, Northern Elephant Seal, Northern Sea Lion, Harbor Seal, Dolphin and Tuna, Sea Otter, Tiger Shark, and Sperm Whale and Giant Squid. Ecosystems is an exploration of the ocean's diverse communities. They are: Coral Reefs, Sea Floor, Kelp Forests, Mangrove Forests, Polar Seas, Estuaries, Continental Shelf, and Deep Sea. Ocean Life examines some of the ways in which life in water is different from life on land. Its subsections are Life in Water: Invertebrates; Life in Water: Vertebrates; Tree of Life: Major Marine Phyla; Tree of Life: Vertebrates; Open Ocean; Whales; and Ancient Oceans.

Material Type: Reading

"Women Without Men": The Pros and Cons of a "Man-Free Life"

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Writing about gender roles of the 1950s, Betty Friedan once defined the "suburban housewife" as "the dream image of the young American woman." Just as prescriptive literature of the 19th century geared to the middling classes emphasized women's "true" place in society as mother and wife, the 1950s saw an ideal perpetuated in books, magazines, movies, television, songs, and ads that depicted the white, middle-class woman fulfilled only by a happy marriage. The following article from a popular magazine of 1960 offered a sociological survey of the more than one-third of adult American women whose lives did not fit this domestic norm. Based on interviews with single, divorced, and widowed women, and a host of "experts", the author detailed the "frenzied" mating efforts of women who tried, but failed, to marry as well as the adverse psychological effects of being single. Despite the evidence presented that unmarried women could be happy--sometimes even happier than their married counterparts--the article's rhetorical emphasis on "frantic hordes of unwed women" relentlessly searching for husbands perpetrated a stereotypical depiction at odds with some of the statistics and testimonies quoted.

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

Author: Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project

Human Geography: An open textbook for Advanced Placement Published

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Human Geography: An open textbook for Advanced Placement is aligned to the 2015  College Board course articulation for AP Human Geography. The purpose of  AP Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Tracy Pitzer

Ethnic Conflict Research Project and Presentation

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In this project, students research a current or past instance of ethnic or religious conflict from around the world such as ethnic cleansing and genocide. Following research, students present and reflect on causes and effects of the conflict. The project was designed for AP Human Geography but can be adapted to any global studies or issues courses.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Case Study

Author: Amande Sodl