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10th Grade ELA: Information Fluency
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In this unit, students will understand where “fake news” comes from, why it exists and how they can think like fact checkers to become fluent consumers, evaluators, and creators of information. They will apply this knowledge by selecting a controversial topic to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze all aspects before sharing with a local audience.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Education
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Beth Kabes
Crystal Hurt
Date Added:
03/15/2022
6.3 Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
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The goals of OpenSciEd are to ensure any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download freely available, high quality, locally adaptable full-course materials. REMOTE LEARNING GUIDE FOR THIS UNIT NOW AVAILABLE!

This unit on weather, climate, and water cycling is broken into four separate lesson sets. In the first two lesson sets, students explain small-scale storms. In the third and fourth lesson sets, students explain mesoscale weather systems and climate-level patterns of precipitation. Each of these two parts of the unit is grounded in a different anchoring phenomenon.

Subject:
Applied Science
Atmospheric Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
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OpenSciEd
Author:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
07/15/2021
7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter Transformations
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To pique students’ curiosity and anchor the learning for the unit in the visible and concrete, students start with an experience of observing and analyzing a bath bomb as it fizzes and eventually disappears in the water. Their observations and questions about what is going on drive learning that digs into a series of related phenomena as students iterate and improve their models depicting what happens during chemical reactions. By the end of the unit, students have a firm grasp on how to model simple molecules, know what to look for to determine if chemical reactions have occurred, and apply their knowledge to chemical reactions to show how mass is conserved when atoms are rearranged.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
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OpenSciEd
Author:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
07/15/2021
7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
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Students figure out that they can trace all food back to plants, including processed and synthetic food. They obtain and communicate information to explain how matter gets from living things that have died back into the system through processes done by decomposers. Students finally explain that the pieces of their food are constantly recycled between living and nonliving parts of a system.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
OpenSciEd
Author:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
07/15/2021
AFRICAN SLAVERY
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This teacher-made  PowerPoint presentation can be used by the Virgin Islands History teachers to teach the topic: AFRICAN SLAVERY. 

Subject:
Virgin Islands History
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
CRISTINA SENOSA
Date Added:
03/12/2023
Accessibility Checklist
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Checklist of best practices for creating accessible resources.The Accessibility Checklist is adapted from BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, CC-BY 4.0 International License.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Achieve OER Evaluation Tool
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Learn how to use OER Common Common Core Alignment and Evaluation Tool to align appropriate resources to the Common Core State Standards, and to evaluate the resource against certain aspects of quality.Remixed from "Common Core Alignment and OER Evaluation Tool" by userLetha Goger

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
06/23/2021
Adult Learners: Characteristics, Qualities, and Needs
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Andragogy is the study of how adults learn and is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles based on a variety of research centered on adult development, needs, and learning styles. This document includes a description of Knowles’ five underlying assumptions, along with specific applications of these five components expanded upon by other researchers and theorists. More recent theories of adult learning have called these assumptions into question, proposing that there may be degrees or certain conditions under which they apply or that self-direction, for instance, may be desirable but not always the reality of adult learners. Nevertheless, these assumptions continue to serve widely as a general guide for thinking about adult learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
06/16/2023
Advanced Placement U.S. History Lessons
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EDSITEment brings online humanities resources directly to the classroom through exemplary lesson plans and student activities. EDSITEment develops AP level lessons based on primary source documents that cover the most frequently taught topics and themes in American history. Many of these lessons were developed by teachers and scholars associated with the City University of New York and Ashland University.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
06/17/2021
African American History and Culture in the United States
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EDSITEment! and National Endowment for the Humanities offer Teacher's Guide, a collection of lessons and resources for K-12 social studies, literature, and arts classrooms that center around the achievements, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans across U.S. history. Below you will find materials for teaching and learning about the perspectives of slaves and free African Americans during the American Revolution, the work of the Freedman’s Bureau during and after Reconstruction, the artistry of Jacob Lawrence, the reality faced by African American soldiers returning home after fighting in WWI, the songs and efforts of the Freedom Riders during the long civil rights movements, and the works of Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Maya Angelou.

Subject:
Art History
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
Reading Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
EDSITEment!
National Endowment for the Humanities
Date Added:
02/27/2023
Algebra Explorations, Pre-K through Grade 7
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CK-12 Algebra Explorations is a hands-on series of activities that guides students from Pre-K to Grade 7 through algebraic concepts.

Subject:
Algebra
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Carol ­ Findell, Mary ­Cavanagh, Carole ­Greenes
Date Added:
02/23/2012
Ancient Civilizations Roadmap Collaborative Activities View (revised)
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This particular roadmap features all of the COLLABORATIVE designed activities for the "Ancient Civilizations Roadmap Unit View (revised)" resource. You could distribute this roadmap to students for work that they complete synchronously with partner(s) as part of their learning path in the unit map.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Language Education (ESL)
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Puja Mullins
Date Added:
03/15/2022
Ancient Civilizations Roadmap Unit View (revised)
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Compare and contrast writing for English Learners using social studies content. Scaffolds include multimedia support, partner work, jigsaw protocol and sentence frames. This roadmap presents the UNIT view (including solo and collaborative tasks). There are two additional roadmaps for distribution that would be helpful when teaching the unit - Ancient Civilizations Roadmap- Solo Activities + Ancient Civilizations Roadmap- Collaborative Activities.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Language Education (ESL)
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Puja Mullins
Date Added:
03/15/2022
The Art of Romare Bearden
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The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore the places where he lived and worked: the rural South, Pittsburgh, Harlem, and the Caribbean. Bearden's central themes: religion, jazz and blues, history, literature, and the realities of black life he endured throughout his remarkable career in watercolors, oils, and especially collages and photomontages from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Subject:
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
06/17/2021
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
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Newly revised in 2012! This easy-to-read booklet is perfect for teachers, coaches, and families who want to help students with asthma take part in sports and physical activities. Discusses how to help students control their asthma and follow an asthma action plan. Also explains how to manage asthma triggers, ensure students have access to their asthma medicines, recognize worsening asthma symptoms and take action, and modify activities based on a childs asthma status. Includes sample asthma action plans and information about using a peak flow meter, metered-dose inhaler, and dry powder inhaler.

Subject:
Health and Physical Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Date Added:
07/13/2021
Berkeley Unified School District: Garden-Based Learning Curriculum
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This curriculum builds upon many years of educating students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. The concise and easy to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so lessons follow themes and structures found in the Curriculum Map. 360 pages.

Subject:
Agriculture
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Berkeley Unified School District
Date Added:
09/01/2015
Building Background Knowledge: Frogs and the Research Process
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In Unit 2, students will build their ability to read and understand informational text and begin to build their knowledge of frogs through closely reading excerpts of the informational text Everything You Need to Know about Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures. Students will use the information gained in reading these excerpts to help them write answers to the questions generated in Unit 1 after reading poems and narratives about frogs. For a mid-unit assessment, students will demonstrate their reading skills through reading a new text about reptiles and amphibians, and they will gather information to answer a research question.
In the second half of the unit, students will continue with the same central text and build their knowledge by studying three "freaky frogs" that have specific adaptations according to where they live: the glass frog, the Amazon horned frog, and the water-holding frog. They will read about these frogs to answer this question in an informative paragraph: How does where a frog lives affect how it looks and/or acts? In the End of Unit 2 Assessment, students read another excerpt of text about the poison dart frog, gather information to answer a research question, and write an on-demand informative paragraph to answer the question.
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8, L.3.1d,e, L.3.4

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Life Science
Reading Informational Text
Zoology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
03/15/2022