Developmental & Behavioral Disorders Teacher Resources

Explore assistive communication techniques and unpack societal beliefs having to do with developmental and behavioral disorders.
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are sixteen...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Self-management is a key aspect of social and emotional learning. Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal setting, and organizational skills can be learned and the resources in this collection are...
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Remote Teaching Strategies Upper Elementary Grade Students

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This collection is designed to help you get started with remote learning. We provide an overview of basic strategies and combine them with some tools and resources for you to consider.
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New Teacher Survival Guide: ADHD in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th
Discover one teacher's efforts to improve in-class transitions and help students to remain engaged and on-point during class. You'll begin by viewing a sample lesson in a special education classroom with follow-up commentary and...
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Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education high schoolers learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been...
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Model Me Going Places 2

For Students K - 12th
Social stories are wonderful teaching tools specifically designed for learners with Asperger's, autism, PDD-NOS, non-verbal learning disabilities, or other developmental disabilities. They are used to model appropriate social behaviors...
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Experimenting with Self-Discipline

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore human behavior by completing class activities. The class reads and defines comprehensive terms such as "delayed gratification" and "impulse control." They participate in a candy experiment in which students who wait to eat a...
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Uncovering a Signal

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine information EEG impulse control. They observe representations of EEG signals. Students use inquiry skills to interpret and analyze the waveforms. They explore how confusion can send control impulses to the wrong...
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Myths and Misconceptions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine and discuss common myths and misconceptions about persons with disabilities and with a partner plan an outing for a community activity. They read and complete the handout "Developmental Disabilities: Truth or Myth?" and...
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Using Counting-on Strategy for Purchasing

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Intended for learners with autism and developmental disabilities, this lesson uses the strategy of counting-on to enhance independent shopping skills. Learners will practice counting on to the next dollar value in order to purchase items...
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Self-Management | Social-Emotional Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
New ReviewStop, think, act. Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, and goal setting are among the skills associated with self-management, one of the social and emotional learning competencies. A short video suggests...
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Creating Social Stories

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Developmentally disabled pupils participate in the creation of their own social stories. They select a topic for their social story and work with the teacher to write a social story or create a video social story presentation.
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Fingers Out Game

For Teachers 7th - 9th
To better understand technical text developmentally disabled students engage higher level thinking skills by making a hand movement while simultaneously speaking a number. They practice mental math by adding sums from 0-10.
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Drawing of Animal of Student's Choice

For Teachers Higher Ed
Adult students with developmental disabilities are the focus of this lesson. Students look through a variety of printed material to locate an animal to draw. They draw an animal with a background with either black pen or pencil. Student...
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The Multi-sensory Approach to Words

For Teachers 5th - 9th
To help her dyslexic and ADHD learners boost their spelling abilities, this special education teacher developed a multi-sensory approach. The class says the word, prints it on an index card, spells the word aloud, then writes the word...
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Ooh, You're in Trouble!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider disruptive school behavior and how school districts in several states are turning to the juvenile justice system for help. They debate this issue from a variety of perspectives, and write a paper.
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Self-Recording Chart

For Students 3rd - 12th
Have your Autistic, ADHD, or Special Needs student track his own behavior. This sheet allow learners to mark whether or not they were on task when the bell rang. This is a great tool, but it is intended for use by higher functioning pupils.
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Token Economy: Template

For Students K - 6th
The concept of token economy isn't new. Here is one of the oldest behavior management tools in the teacher box, and its all ready to go! It includes strip boxes, paper coins, and instructions on how to use them. I have used this type of...
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Rainbow Sentences

For Students 1st - 8th
Learners who struggle with grammar, foundational reading skills, and sentence composition can learn how to write proper sentences using an app that relies on research-based practice. It uses a color-coded formula that had been proven to...
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Five "E" Lesson-Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students discuss the nature of stereotyping and prejudicial behavior and their feelings regarding people with visible disabilities. They view part of documentary Graduating Peter then work in groups to chart people's reactions and...
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Creating Community In the Classroom: Part 4 (Rewarding Improvement)

For Teachers K - 8th
Attempt to progress toward positive classroom behaviors. Structure your class through a series of activities intended to help students acknowledge cooperative behavior and proper classroom interpersonal skills. They match ten adjectives...
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Health (General Wellness)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore their personal health by completing a worksheet.  In this healthy living lesson, 7th graders examine the health triangle and research ways to prevent at risk behavior.  Students complete a health survey based on...
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JetBlue Soars on CEO's Creativity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the concept of entrepreneurship. For this entrepreneurship lesson, students read an article about how the CEO of JetBlue has become successful. Learners discuss how ADHD has helped the CEO of JetBlue. Students spend...
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Freedom to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's something unusual and thoughtful: have your scholars do some pensive reflection themselves before tackling how such meditative techniques are used in prison rehabilitation programs. They watch the "Path of Freedom" video found...
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Let's Create! Pottery HD

For Students 6th - 12th
Using a potter’s wheel to make functional art is an experience not common to most people. Provide your learners with a chance to see what pottery making is all about with an app that allows them to create pots, fire them, decorate them,...
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STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease...
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Emotional Intelligence

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Provide teenagers with the social skills they need to live happy lives with this collection of worksheets and activities. Covering a variety of topics from self-awareness and assertiveness, to stress management and problem solving, this...
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Juveniles and the Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should the death penalty for juveniles be considered cruel and unusual punishment? After analyzing the various arguments surrounding this topic and reading several quotes offered by Supreme Court justices in 2005 on the issue, have your...
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FitFun Game Guide

For Teachers K - 5th
Bring a great packet of indoor and outdoor games to your elementary fitness class. The activities are sure to get children moving and develop an appreciation for being active, and are designed to promote active habits and a healthy way...
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Controlling Your Behavior

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What are the rewards to learning self-control at an early age? A discussion-based lesson simulates the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment before assessing the positive and negative consequences to controlling one's behavior.
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Lesson 26: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 3: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The third instructional activity in the three-part series on HIV/AIDS and other STDs considers how these diseases are passed, how to protect against them, and risky and safe behaviors. The discussion of condom use and sexual behaviors...
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Learning Disabilities 101

For Teachers 1st - 5th
A quick overview of defining learning disabilities, where they stem from, and how they affect learning.
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iPad Apps for Your Special Education Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Swing into technology with these special education apps that are perfect for your learners.
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Withdrawing Money from an ATM

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Taking twenty dollars out of the ATM seems like second nature, once you get the hang of it. The class practices the steps needed to withdraw money from the ATM and then performs the task at an actual bank. The lesson has the instructor...
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Lesson 3: Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify and discuss different types of conflicts in which they have been involved, discuss positives and negatives about how conflicts were resolved, and role play situations discussed to practice conflict resolution skills.
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Modified Problem-Solving Procedures

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars identify the steps in a modified process to solve problems and make decisions. They apply the proble solving process to several scenarios.
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Skills and Attitudes

For Teachers 7th
You can use this lesson whether your class needs to practice self-discipline or just understand it better. They identify the relationship between discipline and maturity while discussing their own maturity levels. Then they define a...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
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Y-Intercept and Slope Intercept Form

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Alegebra amateurs identify the slope and the y-intercept given a linear equation in slope-intercept form by correctly completing some in class problems. They write the linear equation in slope-intercept form that corresponds to the given...
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Communication Skills: Assertiveness

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the skills necessary to become an assertive person while examining the strengths of communication that is needed. The benefits of being assertive are also covered. Teachers demonstrate and model the assertive behaviors.
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Drawing of Animal Of Student's Choice

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students create a drawing of an animal, real or imagined. They develop their artistic skills and work to develop exhibition quality art. After observing magazine pictures, students choose what they will draw. They create a background for...
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Life Skills for Vocational Success

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars observe as the teacher models both bad and good body language during a conversation. They try to identify whether the teacher has good or bad body language and then practice using good body language during different...
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Motivating and Mentoring Introverted Thinkers

For Teachers K - 9th
A variety of strategies designed to intrigue and motivate introverted classes and students.
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a...
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Walking the Line

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in activities that engage all learning styles (such as picture walks, tracing lines, movement/theatre technique) as an introduction to the art element of line and its importance to art.
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The Multi-sensory Approach to Words

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students say a spelling word, write it on an index card, repeat it and check it. The say it, see it, check it.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Learners read about Japan, match vocabulary with definitions about Japan, eat food, make Carp Kites, and more having to do with Japan. For this Japan lesson plan, students also make origami and answer short answer questions.
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Strange Sports

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders compare and contrast strange sports. In this comparing lesson, 6th graders read an article about strange sports then compare and contrast these sports to ones they are familiar with. This lesson includes an assessment,...
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Basketball (Dribble and Pass)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders warm up and then dribble from one sideline to the other first with their right hand, then with left, then with any. They must keep the dribble alive (no double dribblingg, carrying, or traveling). They find a partner and...
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Social Skills: Anger Management, Recognizing Anger

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students recognize the emotion of anger. They complete a writing journal and record the feelings of anger as they occur. The teacher models anger, and presents new skills of dealing with anger as the lesson evolves.
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Anger Management

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the issue of anger management in the workplace and how to use assertive statements. They read and discuss assertive responses on a handout, participate in a role-playing activity, and discuss assertive and unassertive...
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Friendly Relationships

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students compare and contrast the difference between a stranger, an acquaintance, and a friend. Through class discussion, they identify the difference in how you behave around strangers, acquaintances, and friends. Student participate in...
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Stop, Look, and Listen

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in a class discussion and view a traffic safety video dealing with crossing the street safely. They discuss the steps taken in order to cross the street safely and then analyze the benefits of walking and...
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Using a Compass Rose

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice navigating around their neighborhood by utilizing a compass.  In this geography lesson, 2nd graders view a compass rose, discover the purpose of it, and utilize it to navigate through a printed map of their...
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Journalism: Ritalin Abuse

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students conduct research and interviews to examine abuses of Ritalin to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. They interview doctors and students and collect contact information to include in a sidebar.
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Community Construction

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are assigned the task of building a community building. They construct the building using a computer graphics design program. The simulated building when completed be put together to form a small town.
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Identifying and locating the continents and oceans of the world.

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders physically construct a balloon replica of the world globe by coloring, correctly labeling, and cutting out the seven continent shapes from the worksheet, gluing them onto their correct locations on an inflated blue balloon....
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Miming

For Teachers 1st
First graders perform a pantomime for their classmates. After a discussion of the items needed to go on a camping trip, each student selects one of the items to pantomime for the rest of the class. The remaining class members guess...
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Win-Win Discipline

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils investigate methods to get along. In this philosophy lesson, students explore different methods to disarm an argument or confrontation they disagree with. They discuss aggression, rule breaking and disagreements.
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Street Language and Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the type of language they use on the street in the city. In groups, they brainstorm ideas about a topic they decide on from a cluster of words. Using those ideas, they organize them into a written paper using proper...
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Anger Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify at least three feelings or emotions. They identify the difference between negative ("bad") emotions and negative behavior. Students make a list of as many emotions as possible. They identify different situations in...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 3: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of HIV and AIDS. They identify the liquids in which the disease is found and how it can be transmitted. They examine healthy behaviors to keep them from getting the disease.
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Immigration Unit

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop an appreciate for the various cultures that are present in their local community. Through reading and research, they explain how various culture came to live in their area. At the conclusion of the unit, 3rd...
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Math with M&M's

For Teachers 1st
First graders create number sentences.  In this math lesson, 1st graders use M&M's to make number sentences.  Students create charts using the color of the M&M's as data.
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Graphic Organizer Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate how to use graphic organizers. In this literary elements lesson plan, students are introduced to several types of graphic organizers and their purpose. Students read a book of their choice and complete a graphic...
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The Guy Behind Kinko's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of starting a business. For this starting a business lesson, students read an article about the founder of Kinko's. Students discuss how Kinko's expanded and tried to avoid centralization and homogenization.
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Telling Time

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use a clock to physically identify time at the quarter hour. As a class, they are randomly called on and expected to hold up their clock with the correct time. They complete a worksheet and answer questions to complete...
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Inference Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work on determining meaning from implied or inferred messages when reading. In this making inferences activity, 3rd graders look at cartoons to see how humor is inferred before listening to a book that is shown on an...
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Map Memory

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, working in a whole class setting, label a United States map with the names of all the states that they know. They transfer the names of the states to an individual map and color it. Next, they receive directions on how to...
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Stone Fox Plot Frame

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recall the major plot points of a chapter book. After reading the chapter book "Stone Fox," they students describe the plot framework through use of a worksheet. Students are then divided into group to act out selected...
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Social Studies: Class Citizenship Tree

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss citizenship and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. On poster board, the teacher draws a tree and students draw their citizenship ideas on paper or clip pictures from magazines and glue them to the tree.
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Eastern Woodland Indians

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the Eastern Woodland Indians in this lesson. They list the tribes and write a description of the physical environment. They list examples of the types of food, clothing, transportation, home/shelter,...
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Health Education: Self-Control

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify healthy methods of self-control. In this health lesson plan, 3rd graders take control of their own actions as they take part in a creative activity in which they learn healthy ways to monitor and control themselves.
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Patchwork Adventure Poetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore poetry by completing a worksheet.  In this poetry lesson, 3rd graders create a quilt using images students have drawn based on imagery.  Students practice using vocabulary from the poem "Adventures of Isabel."    
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Cell Reviews

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students draw cells, make a cell, and list organelles in plant and animal cells. In this cells lesson plan, students create edible cells.
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Making Amounts with Money

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss how to make correct change. In this lesson on money, 2nd graders practice making an amount using the correct number of coins.
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Polynomials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students add and subtract polynomials. In this polynomials assessment, students calculate ten questions using addition and subtraction. Students use Lego manipulatives to create their own worksheet on polynomials.
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Fact Families

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore fact families. They solve simple math problems. Students determine which mathematical property is used to solve the given problem. They are given five minutes to complete as many mathematical facts as possible.
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Teachers: Citizenship: Criminal Justice System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, study Asbos and their conditions. After watching a 10-minute video, they answer questions in the Asbo hotseat. Also, they develop arguments that are not necessarily their own.
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Edible Resource Maps

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work in groups to create an edible resource map showing locations of at least five resources in the United States. Students research on the internet different regions and the resources that are found in those areas. They...