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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Cache

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
The excavation of a cache of artifacts, believed to have been buried by Juana Maria, a Nicoleno Native American who lived alone on San Nicolas Island for over 18 years, is the focus of a unit that shows how archaeologists uncover...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Restoration

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The tale of the restoration of California's Channel Islands begins with a video that details the devastation of Santa Cruz Island by introducing species that are not native to the region. Additionally, the video discusses the controversy...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: The Last Roundup

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Last Roundup explores the issues raised by the transitioning of Santa Rosa Island from a privately owned to a National Park. The documentary is short, poignant, and weaves together vintage family photos and videos with interviews...
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Star Wars and Shakespeare Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Luke Skywalker meets Hamlet in a 10-lesson plan unit based on Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope (WSSW). Using Star Wars® as source material, Doescher has transformed Lucas's film into a Shakespearian...
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A Community Powered by Renewable Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Renewable energy is the focus of a seven-part environmental science unit for middle and high schoolers. Lessons challenge students to look closely at the type of energy they consume in their home, examine the regulations and limitations...
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1st Grade Reading Comprehension

For Students K - 1st Standards
A series of worksheets make up a collection that develops young learners' reading comprehension skills. With each practice page, children read a text and then complete a series of short answer questions. The included passages are of a...
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5th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Thirty-six practice pages make up a collection designed to develop reading comprehension skills. With each worksheet, students read the informational text then answer several short-answer questions related to main ideas, supporting...
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6th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Boost sixth graders' reading comprehension skills with a collection of 12 reading worksheets. With each practice page, young scholars read informational text and answer the questions that follow. Short answer responses cover the texts'...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Arlington Springs Man

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
West of the West's Arlington Springs Man series documents the history of the archeological digs on Santa Rosa Island and the discovery of human and mammoth bones that challenge the once-popular theories of human migration to the...
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When I Grow Up: Career Lessons and Activities for Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The "When I Grow Up" series features 13 math, science, and career exploration lessons and activities for middle schoolers. Pupils choose a profession based on their strengths and interests, then complete a handout that identifies their...
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Geometry Unit 1: Tools for Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Six resources make up the first unit in the Flipped-Mastery series for geometry. In the first lesson, scholars learn how to identify and name points, lines, and planes. They work with four postulates, then practice the skills for naming...
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Reading Fluency and Decoding Worksheets

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Sixteen reading worksheets, organized by vowel sounds, help instructors teach reading decoding and fluency. The activities, aligned with Common Core standards, are designed to develop the awareness skills needed to detect the vowel...
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Experimental Science Chemistry Packs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seven packs, available as PDF files, provide chemistry teachers with lessons that allow remote and distance learners to engage in experiments and labs essential to science classes. The first lesson in the series encourages scholars to...
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Experimental Science Biology Packs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With the help of the Experimental Science Biology Packs, young scientists can conduct experiments at home that don’t require expensive equipment. To begin the 10-part series, scholars investigate the presence and activity of amylase—an...
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Ereading Worksheets: Making Predictions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A series of five worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation gives readers a chance to practice making predictions and develop higher-level critical thinking skills. Scholars read short text that ends abruptly and gather textual evidence to...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Across the Curriculum is a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight the five central themes in the international traveling exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. These themes are Character Matters, B....
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Mission: Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
NASA and Design Squad Nation aim to inspire a new generation of engineers with five hands-on challenges designed for grades four to eight. Young engineers design a landing device that protects a hard-boiled egg, create robotic arms like...
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When I Grow Up: Career Lessons and Activities for Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The "When I Grow Up" series of career lessons and activities are designed to get high schoolers thinking about post-secondary pathways. Learners begin by working on defining their vision and identifying their dream job. They rate their...
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Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Nineteen resources make up the Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet designed to test learners' knowledge in Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus classes. To demonstrate their understanding of concepts related to these...
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Balanced Assessment: Exemplar High School Packet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Exemplar High School Balanced Packet is a collection of 19 assessment tasks designed to test scholars’ knowledge of Algebra 1 concepts. Learners create graphs that represent how things change over time, build functions to model...
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Balanced Assessment: Basic High School Packet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seventeen short assessments are designed to test scholars’ knowledge of basic Algebra 1 concepts. Pupils determine the houses that are a given maximum distance from a school, complete charts to show equivalent scale factors, and...
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Flipped Math: Common Core Algebra 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra 2 pupils will flip over a 13-unit course that addresses Common Core standards designed for out-of-class learning. The first-semester unit covers polynomials, polynomial functions, radicals, transformations of functions, and...
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Experimenting with Solar Heaters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a STEM renewable energy series, middle schoolers design a standard solar heater. First, they create a simple solar heater to measure the temperature change in a vial of water, then calculate the heat energy transferred to the...
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Bioreactor Water Heating

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Three hands-on STEM renewable energy activities lead learners through the concepts of solar and biomass heating and water pumping to design a water pumping system that uses multiple technologies to avoid water freezing in winter. They...