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Infectious Diseases: Bird Flu Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUnderstanding how viruses spread has never been more important. A well-designed WebQuest lesson has young scientists research viruses, how they spread, and how they are treated. They also consider the trends in common viruses in the world.
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The Game of Life

For Teachers 12th Standards
Academics use their research skills to create a financial guidebook for young adults. They also learn about the skills needed to be successful as an adult, including how to use credit cards and how to buy a car. Hands-on activities and...
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The Cold War (America)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War—with its roots in World War II—impacts the world today. Using an extensive curriculum, scholars consider its impact through primary sources, including speeches and propaganda, as well as other skills-enhancing activities. An...
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Testing a Hypothesis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are sickle cell disease and malaria related somehow? Scholars learn about both illnesses and the hypotheses that they are related. They discuss, view a video, and answer questions to demonstrate understanding. The resource includes an...
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How Do Fibers Form?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The proteins inside a cell determine the shape of the cell. While most red blood cells have a circular shape, those with sickle cell take the shape of a sickle. This change in shape causes multiple issues in the system. Scholars solve...
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The Election of 1912

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Election of 1912: an election with four competitive opponents. Pupils get to know the candidates with informative reading passages that provide context to the election. Then, the class engages in a debate and answers questions as one...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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Myth of the West: The Battle of the Washita

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Go West, young man! Scholars use PBS video clips, slide shows, and interactive materials to create a picture of Manifest Destiny in the American West. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, young historians learn about the...
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Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/Legislative

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? The founding fathers asked the same question when the United States was formed. Learners explore issues that arose during Madison’s presidency that raised constitutional questions. Through discovery, discussion, and...
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Leaders for Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Norman Hill, and Rachelle Horowitz were the principal organizers of the 1963 March on Washington. After reading primary source documents about these individuals, their contributions to the march, and...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How much power should a president be allowed to exert? Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt exercised their power according to their interpretations of the United States Constitution, and these interpretations affected the...
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House Hunting!

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Where is the best place to live? Using their knowledge of medians, pupils help out a home for one of the teacher's friends looking to move back to the area. The scholars use data about storm surge levels, access to fire and police...
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Sublimation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, caffeine! What would some of us do without it? Teach your high school chemistry class the concept of sublimation as they complete a hands-on experiment to visualize the changes caffeine undergoes during heating and cooling. They...
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Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go for a ride with physics! Groups pick an amusement ride to investigate. Using their gathered information, teams develop their own ride and present it to the class. The team mates create a persuasive letter to an amusement park on why...
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Introduction to Historical Thinking

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Christopher Columbus: hero or villain? Prepare class members for the debate with activities that asks them to think critically about how history is reported.
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Beyond the Gold—The Alaska Gold Rushes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Inquiry, investigation, and research are the hallmarks of a lesson that asks class members to examine a variety of primary and secondary sources about the Alaskan gold rushes. Groups then present their findings in the form of a play, a...
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Cinematography and Film/Video Production #3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
And that's a wrap! This final activity in a series about cinematography and film/video puts class members in full production mode. With over 20 activities, young cinematographers can film, edit, create movies, and organize news clips.
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Simple Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Barometers are instruments that measure atmospheric pressure, yet meteorologists use these to predict weather. In the activity, pairs or groups of learners make their own barometers and use them to determine if fair or rainy weather is...
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Cuba_Student_Learning_Outcomes (2016)

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Shared Resource A summary of the Cuba War and Peace unit, including Essential Questions and recommended texts. 
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Creating a Wind Vane

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sometimes it seems meteorologists change their minds as quickly as the wind changes directions! Knowing the direction of wind is important for scientists in helping them determine future forecasts. Student groups build a wind vane,...
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Creating a Rain Gauge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When it is pouring rain outside, it is difficult to estimate how much rain lands on Earth. Scientists use rain gauges to measure precipitation levels in centimeters. The resource allows pairs or groups of learners create rain gauges,...
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Simple Anemometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Measuring wind speed is difficult but with the right instrument, scientists are very accurate. In the activity, student groups use everyday household materials to build an anemometer to measure wind speed. 
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Vietnam War and Peace: Essential Questions (2016)

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Shared Resource Students will understand the key geopolitical and internal dynamics shaping Vietnam’s history 1956-1963.