Schuykill IU

Schuylkill 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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Teacher's Guide to the Occupational Outlook Handbook

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This site describes hundreds of jobs. For each job, it tells what workers do, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects. Job search tips, information about the job market in each state, articles about specific occupations and industries, and additional career information are included.

Material Type: Reading

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

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

Copyright 4 Educators (USA)

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This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading

Permissions Guide For Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Admin

Reading Like a Historian, Unit 1: Introduction

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The Reading Like a Historian curriculum turns students into historical investigators. Students may find this change jarring after a steady diet of reading a textbook and answering questions. The three lessons in the Introduction--Lunchroom Fight, Evaluating Sources, and Snapshot Autobiography--help students recognize skills of historical inquiry they already practice everyday, such as reconciling conflicting claims and evaluating the reliability of narrative accounts. The challenge is to apply these skills while reading. Reading Like a Historian classroom posters remind students what questions they should be asking as they read historical documents.

Material Type: Lesson

Nitrogen Cycle Game

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The nitrogen cycle game helps you learn how nitrogen atoms move through various forms including soil, the atmosphere, plants and animals. Actions such as lightening, bacteria digestion, plant assimilation, plant death, animal death, herbivorism and nitrogen fixing plant bacteria move nitrogen from one form to another.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Interactive, Simulation

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

The Age of Reason: Europe from the 17th to the Early 19th Centuries, Spring 2011

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This course asks students to consider the ways in which social theorists, institutional reformers, and political revolutionaries in the 17th through 19th centuries seized upon insights developed in the natural sciences and mathematics to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Students study trials, art, literature and music to understand developments in Europe and its colonies in these two centuries. Covers works by Newton, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marx, and Darwin.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Ravel, Jeffrey S.

Stephen Colbert and the Role of Political Satire

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This lesson begins with students viewing a Colbert Report program about his Super PAC. Then students read and discuss a profile of Colbert's political satire. A second reading examines some of the responses to it, positive and negative, and encourages students to discuss their own views. Readings include embedded links to Colbert's Super PAC ads. A homework assignment asks students to read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal," view additional clips of Stephen Colbert's program, and then compare and contrast these forms of satire.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lecture, Lesson Plan

Author: Teachable Moment

Get on Your Feet

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Classroom activities that encourage students to move. Example activities relate to primary source analysis and the space race. "A spectrum is displayed around the room with labels that include 1) Highly Disagree 2) Disagree 3) On the Fence 4) Agree 5) Highly Agree. Content-based comments or questions are posed to students, who then stand next to the label they agree with related to each question. Content-based statements and questions include: The government should invest more money in the space program; The space program brought great benefits to the U.S. despite the cost; The U.S. is lagging behind the world in the areas of math, science, and innovation; Which president had the greatest impact on the space program?"

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Shauna Liverotti