Shippensburg Area School District

The Shippensburg Area School District is nestled in the rolling hills of the Cumberland Valley among picturesque mountains and fertile valleys. This south-central Pennsylvania community offers a wealth of educational, family and entertainment opportunities to its residents and tourists. Rich in tradition and enhanced by a dedicated group of directors, staff and administration, the Shippensburg Area School District offers a diverse program of opportunities to the school and community populations. The Shippensburg Area School District includes approximately 129 square miles and provides transportation for nearly 90% of its approximately 3,200 students in grades K-12.
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10a. Stamp Act Congress

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"No taxation without representation!" was the cry. The colonists were not merely griping about the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act. They intended to place actions behind their words. One thing was clear — no colony acting alone could effectively convey a message to the king and Parliament. The appeals to Parliament by the individual legislatures had been ignored. It was James Otis who suggested an intercolonial conference to agree on a united course of action. With that, the Stamp Act Congress convened in New York in October 1765.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

Women and the Civil War

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This collection uses primary sources to explore women in the Civil War. 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: Melissa Strong

The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States

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This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States. Lessons one and two are focused on a study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and provide access to primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Lesson three investigates important issues which confronted the first Congress and has students examine current congressional debate over similar issues. Lesson four features broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of thanksgiving and remembrance.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Civil War - Photo Analysis

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Photo pulled from US Army and Heritage Education Center site depicts a group of German volunteers from the 29th Regiment out of New York posing in front of tent with rifles and bugle. First organized in 1861, they were mostly widely know for their Astor Rifles and for being the first German Infantry.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Rhonda Koppelmann

U.S. History Sourcebook - Basic

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From CK-12, U.S. History Sourcebook - Basic covers U.S. history from Colonial America through World War I. This book provides high school U.S. History teachers and students with sets of primary and secondary sources about important topics. Some teachers will use it as a supplement to a traditional textbook. For those looking to leave the textbook behind entirely, it will provide a course with basic structure and continuity, and will reduce the burden of finding new primary sources for each class meeting. However, it is not yet comprehensive enough to meet the coverage requirements of, for example, an Advanced Placement test.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments

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In this lesson, students will examine a copy of twelve possible amendments to the United States Constitution as originally sent to the states for their ratification in September of 1789. Students will debate and vote on which of these amendments they would ratify and compare their resulting “Bill of Rights” to the ten amendments ratified by ten states that have since been known by this name.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

3D Printing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and G-Code Basics

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Students learn how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is revolutionizing the manufacturing process. First, students learn what considerations to make in the engineering design process to print an object with quality and to scale. Students learn the basic principles of how a computer-aided design (CAD) model is converted to a series of data points then turned into a program that operates the 3D printer. The activity takes students through a step-by-step process on how a computer can control a manufacturing process through defined data points. Within this activity, students also learn how to program using basic G-code to create a wireframe 3D shapes that can be read by a 3D printer or computer numerical control (CNC) machine.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Matthew Jourden

Able Sports

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This activity focuses on getting the students to think about disabilities and how they can make some aspects of life more difficult. The students are asked to pick a disability and design a new kind of sport for it.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Bonniejean Boettcher

The Advantage of Machines

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In this lesson, students learn about work as defined by physical science and see that work is made easier through the use of simple machines. Already encountering simple machines everyday, students will be alerted to their widespread uses in everyday life. This lesson serves as the starting point for the Simple Machines Unit.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Authors: Glen Sirakavit, Janet Yowell, Malinda Schaefer Zarske, Melissa Straten, Michael Bendewald

Advances in Neurotechnology

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Our brains control every movement we make. Most of us take for granted our ability to pick up a cup or change the television station. However, for people who have lost a limb or become paralyzed, the inability to do these things means a loss of freedom and independence. This video segment from Greater Boston describes how neuroscientists and bioengineers have teamed up to create a system that allows people who have lost motor functions to control electronic devices through their thoughts alone. Grades 6-12 ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Argosy Foundation, WGBH Educational Foundation