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Mathematics Vision Project: Interactive Applets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ready, set, go! The Mathematics Vision Project provides a collection of 10 Interactive Applets that follow the progression of learning—to practice, develop, and solidify understanding. The interactives use engaging materials that include...
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Animated Fables and Beginning Readers

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Practice reading with children with a series of animated versions of a few of Aesop’s most famous fables: The Grasshopper and the Ants; Big Bug and Little Bug; A Toy for Spot; The Lion and the Mouse; and Ham with Jam?
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Does My Dog Know What I'm Thinking?

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Are animals capable of understanding language, or are they responding to the emotion in their owners' voice and movements? An informative video explores how the dog-human language connection works, including how much language dogs can...
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The Greedy Dog

For Teachers K
Teach young mathematicians the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to with kinesthetic, visual, verbal, and numeric approaches. In a playful session that addresses multiple intelligences, your class will: dramatize a greedy...
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How Do Dogs "See" with Their Noses?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
While dogs may not be able to see quite as well as humans, they definitely have us beat when it comes to their sense of smell. Prepare to be amazed as this short video investigates the incredibly sensitive noses of man's best friend.
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A Brief History of Dogs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Canis lupus familiaris. Sound familiar? A short video traces the evolution of canines from wolves to the variety of domesticated dog breeds we find today.
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Inuit Sled Dogs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This is a terrific resource! Have your class learn about Inuit sled dogs using this lesson. They discuss how the Inuit travel and the needs of their sled dogs. This lesson includes a math activity, discussion questions and a cooperative...
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Artificially Selecting Dogs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Selective breeding has resulted in some novel and beautiful or useful dogs over the years. Using the American Foxhound as an example, genetics learners find out how and why they came about. Then, in small groups, they select breeds to...
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Conan O'brien: Dog

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Conan O'Brian really likes the word dog. He shows his audience three dog pictures. He also tells the name of each dog and barks.
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How Different Are Different Types of Dogs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The American Kennel Club currently recognizes 167 dog breeds while the Federation Cynologique Internationale recognizes 340. The video explains the three main categories of dogs and how closely those dogs are related. It offers...
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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fun fact: giant, bear-sized dogs with teeth that crush bones existed in North America. Learn about the three species of dogs and their ultimate fates as cats moved into the area. An informative video describes the rise of all three...
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Finger Puppet Dogs

For Students K - 2nd
Cut, color, and paste. Sounds like a trip to the hairdresser. Nope, it's a mini project that requires little ones to color each dog-themed finger puppet, cut them out, and paste the backs to make fun finger-sized friends. Note: The...
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Dog & Cat Food Play Dough Mats

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The puppy is hungry! Give him pieces of dog food with a play dough activity. Kids figure out how many pieces to make with each page, then place them in the dog's bowl.
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How to Make Hot Dog Mummies

For Students 3rd - 8th
Spook up your Halloween celebration with the hot dog mummies shown in this video. Three middle students demonstrate each step to create these deliciously scary hot dog mummies.
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Circles Centered at the Origin: Dog

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How many bones can a dog on a leash reach? Class members move a dog on the end of its leash and determine whether it can reach bones located at specific points. The learners see whether the bone lies on the circle or outside of the...
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The Three Dogs

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Adapted from a German tale, a 14-minute audio retelling of"The Three Dogs" details the adventure of an innocent shepherd who finds himself in jail, but thanks to three small dogs, escapes and seeks justice. 
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Dogs: Reading Comprehension

For Students 5th - 8th
This reading comprehension worksheet includes a 2-page selection about dogs, as well as ten short answer questions.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-How Dogs Really Work!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read How Dogs Really Work! by Alan Snow. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of dogs as pets. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library connections.
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The Right Dog for the Job

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Here, dog lovers can enjoy an educational lesson plan about the ways puppies are trained to become service and guide dogs. Based on The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the lesson plan provides discussion questions for...
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Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Learn about how the seeing eye dog program began with a reading lesson about Eva Moore's chapter book, Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog. With vocabulary words, discussion questions, and extension resources, the lesson is a great way for...
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So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

For Teachers 6th - 7th
After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an...
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World Record Balloon Dog

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What is the world record for a dog popping 100 balloons? Viewers observe as a dog pops 25 balloons and must figure out how long it should take for the canine to pop the other 75. They discover the previous record and predict if this dog...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Clifford the Big Red Dog (Bridwell)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Clifford the Big Red Dog is here to introduce some new vocabulary terms in context to young readers. Although this activity is designed around Norman Bridwell's picture book, the strategies are applicable for any text. Introduce the new...
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Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Providing a wonderful way to explore reading and vocabulary skills, this resource takes your class on a journey to understand the accomplishments of Lewis and Clark through the eyes of their dog Seaman. It focuses on using the book Lewis...

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