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#### Solutions to Polynomial Equations

New ReviewTake a step back to Algebra II. The first lesson in a series of 23 asks scholars to remember working with quadratic equations with complex solutions. Pupils apply polynomial identities to complex numbers and work examples that show how...

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#### The Lowdown: How Good are You at Detecting Bias?

Get the lowdown on five different types of biases (confirmation, anchoring, blind-spot, negativity, outcome) with a activity that not only provides examples but also offers suggestions for how to detect and combat each type.

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#### To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher's Guide

If you're planning a unit on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, don't pass this resource by! It includes thorough discussion questions and vocabulary from the novel, research opportunities, and writing prompts to extend learning...

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#### Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was the clarion call for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Using the immortal words of King, an animated screen allows pupils to hear his words delivered to the March on Washington in...

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#### Persuasive Writing

Should students be paid for doing well in school? That is the question at the heart of an argumentative writing unit that walks writers through the steps of crafting a persuasive essay. The carefully scaffolded scripted plans provide...

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#### NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack

Accuracy, transparency, trustworthiness, and impartiality are four unspoken rules of journalism. Scholars delve deep into the subject by discussing the pros and cons of relying on social media for news. They also play an online game to...

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#### Creating Suspense Lesson 1: Analyzing Literary Devices in Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"

Rather than a whodunit, "The Masque of the Red Death" is the perfect story to analyze how Poe combines literary devices to create the suspense that grips readers. The richly detailed lesson is carefully scaffolded, moving from teacher...

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#### The World Wars

Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion...

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#### Mental Health Lesson Plans

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....

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#### My Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide

No one knows the whole story surrounding Julius Caesar's death, but William Shakespeare's version of the event is certainly entertaining. A curriculum guide designed to accompany Julius Caesar makes the text even more engaging by...

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#### Intelligence of Authentic Character - News Coverage and John Brown's Raid

The resource, a standalone, shows how news coverage of John Brown's Raid began when the event happened and how that reporting shaped perception in West Virginia history. The resource includes interesting anticipatory discussion...

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#### Step Two: The News and You

With so many news resources, scholars likely feel incredibly confused about what the news means. Pupils participate in reading activities, fill out graphic charts, answer questions on worksheets, and complete a quick write activity.

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#### The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

When you hear the first few beats of "Despacito," the unrivaled Latin pop hit of 2017, you can't keep your feet from moving! A music analysis lesson plan examines the intoxicating hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and introduces the...

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#### The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

An interactive resource covers all of the United States' most prominent and influential historic wars including the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War of 1812, and the Korean War. Learners observe cause and effect as well as how violence...

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#### Municipal Government: High School

Municipal government takes on many roles, not just the ones we are used to hearing about such as Parks and Recreation. Scholars delve into the topic to get a grasp on how the government system functions. They participate in readings,...

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#### Step Nine: Action Campaign

It's time to take action! Learners strategize their action campaigns by using the resource and past brainstorming activities from the series that help them pinpoint problems in their communities. They use included templates to get the...

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#### Step Eight: Positions, Please!

Everyone sees the results of public policy, but not everyone understands the strategy that goes into creating an effective one. Now that your class understands the brainstorming process from earlier in the series, they continue on to the...

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#### Blackout Poetry: Re-Envisioning Writing

Shed light on the beauty of language with a great poetry activity. After learning about Austin Kleon's blackout poetry model, pupils respond to some of his poetry and uses it as a model to produce their own. Young writers also share...

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#### Tribal Government: High School

Did you know there are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Native Alaskan tribes and villages in the United States alone? The resource helps break down the complexities of many different tribal societies to explain the concept...

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#### Washington’s Water

It's easy to forget about something as simple as water, a substance that is easily available to many in the world. However, understanding water management and the importance of a renewable resource system becomes clear in an informative,...

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#### Repairing the Fabric of Democracy

During elections, headlines constantly lament the issue of low voter turnout. Help class members understand why this is such an important topic with relevant articles, a discussion of both sides of the issue, and a reflective essay.

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#### The Power of Nonviolence: Rosa Parks: A Quest for Equal Protection Under the Law

Teach young historians about the historical legacy of Rosa Parks with a multi-faceted lesson plan. Pupils follow stations and use journals to explore prominent events, analyze primary resource documents, and engage in interesting...

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#### Sea Floor to Summit

Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.

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#### Women's History: Parading Through History

Want to teach your pupils about debate, effective speech techniques, propaganda, and the women's movement? The first in a sequential series of three, scholars analyze real propaganda images from the the historic women's movement, view a...

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#### Voting and the Constitution

How difficult was it for everyone to get voting rights? Understanding voting rights and the fight to get them for everyone in the United States can be tricky for some learners. However, they are clarified after engaging in the...

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#### Substantive Amendments: Amendments I and II

The First and Second Amendments remain some of the most famous, even to this day. Learners read about several clauses from the US Constitution through a variety of captivating activities including before and after reading, group work,...

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#### The Constitution, Federalism, and the States

The divide between federal and state government is responsible for much of tension that continues to this day, partly because of the US Constitution. The activities in the 14th lesson in a series of 20 are designed to help learners...

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#### The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has a lot of responsibility in the United States government. But how did it all begin, and why is it the way it is now? A comprehensive lesson answers all of these questions about the US Constitution and...

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#### Capitalism and Socialism

Capitalism, socialism, communism ... these may seem like a whole bunch of isms to your scholars. High schoolers won't confuse them after completing an informative resource. Your class masters how to use primary sources to critically...

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#### Procedural Rights: Amendments VI, VII, and VIII

Even in court, your class members have procedural rights provided by the amendments. Teach high schoolers this important lesson by using the 18th installment of a 20-part unit exploring the US Constitution. The resource provides several...

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#### Procedural Amendments: Amendments III, IV, and V

So many US Constitution clauses, so little time. The 17th installment in a 20-part series teaches pupils about the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. Learning through activities such as group work, connecting to current events, and...

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#### The Amendment Process and the Bill of Rights

Did you know that lawmakers have proposed more than 5,000 bills to amend the US Constitution in Congress? Your class learns intriguing facts about the process of choosing amendments. A variety of activities including before and after...

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#### Courts and Judges

If the Supreme Court is so supreme, why do all cases not just start there? High schoolers learn why every case does not start at the Supreme Court as well as the importance of hierarchy in the US judicial system in the 11th installment...

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#### The Office of the Executive

An executive is not just a leader of a company; you can also use the term to describe the president of the United States. The ninth part of a 20-part unit teaches high schoolers about the importance of the executive branch and the...

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#### Lawmaking and the Rule of the Law

How many constitutional clauses does it take to create a bill? High schoolers find out with several activities and selected clauses about the rule of law and the US Constitution. Various coinciding activities help to strengthen learning.

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#### Congress's Territorial Powers, Implied Powers, Citizenship, and the Bureaucracy

An informative resource gives scholars a look into why the US Constitution placed certain federal powers over that of the state. A variety of activities about constitutional clauses helps to create meaningful learning.

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#### Congress's War Powers

Declaring war is not as easy as some may think. High schoolers learn about Congress's limits regarding war by reading important clauses in the US Constitution. Various independent and collaborative activities reinforce learning, making...

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#### The Senate

Do your learners struggle to understand the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives? Help them develop an understanding of how the US Constitution's clauses affect the Senate's operations. A high-quality social...

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#### How to Read the Constitution

Even lawyers can find the US Constitution to be very wordy! Help learners create a foundation for understanding the Constitution with several analysis essays. Multiple activities complement the reading and allow for active and meaningful...

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#### Bombs Over Bikini: Teacher's Guide

The Cold War and the Manhattan Project launched the world into the nuclear age. Young historians explore how nations searched for bigger and better weapons to hold an advantage over other nations. Through discussion and comprehension...

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#### Teenage Assassins and the Outbreak of the First World War

The Shot Heard Round the World—the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand—launched the world into its first global conflict. Scholars explore where nationalism and assassination merge. Through research and role playing, one can see...

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#### A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time

Accompany a reading of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale, A Wrinkle in Time, with a detailed guide equipped with 15 informative and useful chapters. Scholars discover who the author is, why she wrote the book, and crucial story elements...

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#### Fragrant Pheromones

Young scientists learn the importance of experimental design and the key elements of an experiment. Through observing videos and designing their own experiments, scholars apply each lesson they learn.

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#### President Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Policy Statesman or Bully?

Can a negative perception of a president's foreign policy harm his or her historical legacy? A project that winds the clock back to the date of Theodore Roosevelt's death puts young scholars at the editorial desk of a fictional...

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#### Significant Figures | Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Sig Figs

Selecting the proper measurement requires thought; for example, an odometer shouldn't be used to measure millimeters due to a lack of preciseness. An informative video from a Socratica playlist explains the importance of significant...

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#### How Much Proof Do We Need?

Are two angles enough? Given two triangles, the class determines through the definition of similarity and transformations whether the two triangles are similar. Provided with pairs of triangles and measurements, small groups find out...

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#### How Long Did You Study?

What will a histogram reveal about study times? Class members develop an understanding of histograms including their advantages and disadvantages. Using data from multiple teachers of how long individuals studied for an upcoming EOC,...

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#### Discovering Dilations

Scale up the dilation factor. Using a dynamic geometry software program, classmates discover the relationship between a pre-image and its image after performing a dilation. Individuals create their own dilations and fellow class members...

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#### Probabilities, Dihybrid and Test Crosses

Epistasis originated from genetics but now applies to biochemistry, computational biology, and evolutionary biology. The video introduces epistasis as it relates to genetics. It also discusses dihybrid crosses, test crosses, polygenic...

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#### A Transformation's Adventure with Patty Paper: Exploring Translations, Reflections and Rotations

Patty paper isn't just for separating meat. The lesson uses an inexpensive way to experiment with rigid transformations. Pupils use patty paper to create images after a translation, reflection, and rotation. Given a formative assessment,...

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#### Teaching Playwriting in Schools

The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.

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#### Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...

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#### Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration

The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...

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#### Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions

International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...

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#### Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...

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#### Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations

What are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.

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#### Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...

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#### Solutions of a Linear Equation

Use the distributive property to solve equations. The sixth instructional activity in a 33-part series has scholars solve equations that need to be transformed into simpler equations first. Class members apply the distributive property...

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#### A “Counter Revolution” in North Carolina

Individuals read a passage about segregation, as a homework assignment, before coming to class the next day to learn about the Greensboro sit-ins—a landmark event during the civil rights movement. Packed with guiding questions, group...

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#### Egypt

This six-week unit encompasses all subjects with a focus study on world history and the development of ancient civilizations. As gifted and talented students dive into the interesting yet challenging topic of Egypt, they think critically...

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#### Climate Educator Guide

Climate change is a hot topic in the news. Class members examine carbon dioxide data to analyze trends of our atmospheric makeup over time. They also discuss climate and climate change, and determine how these changes are affecting life...

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#### Transformations – Reflections

Scholars use interactive resources to figure out how to mathematically draw a reflection of a geometric shape viewed in a mirror. To conclude the activity, class members are asked to deduce the result of multiple reflections across...

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#### Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

This jumbo learning exercise contains everything you need to get through Pre-Algebra. Begin with simple expressions, and end with linear functions and polygons. There are multiple problems for each topic to make sure those skills are set.

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#### Student Workbook: Algebra and Functions

A smorgasbord of functions, this packet has the basics required for your learners to be successful in the land of early algebra. The packet includes solving equations, graphing, evaluating, simplifying and basically everything else in...

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#### Student Workbook: Number Sense

What a great resource. More than just a worksheet, this packet also includes examples and notes at the beginning of each section. The material covers all of the main standards in pre-algebra and can also be used for parts of an Algebra I...

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#### Student Workbook: Geometry and Measurement

The volume of this geometry packet is obtuse! Packed with every topic and type of problem learned in the class, each page is nicely organized by section and contains a worksheet and sometimes reference examples.

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#### Been Caught Stealing

You're safe, when calculating the odds of stealing second base! Learners compare the rate of a runner to the distance the ball travels, in a lesson that explores right triangles and measurement. Full of discussion questions and fun...

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#### Domino Effect

Carryout the lesson to determine the cost of pizza toppings from a Domino's Pizza® website while creating a linear model. Learners look through real data—and even create their own pizza—to determine the cost of each topping. They explore...

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#### XBOX Xpotential

Touchdown! This is an exponentially insightful lesson plan that explores the growth of football games with different video game consoles. Class members discuss whether the increase of mergahertz can be described as linear or exponential....

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#### Three Shots

To foul or not to foul, that is the basketball question. High schoolers look at the probability that fouling out a player and allowing free throws yields a better outcome than allowing the original shot. The resource provides a teacher's...

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#### On Your Mark

With many factors leading to a great athlete, does height make Usain Bolt unfairly fast? Middle schoolers conduct analysis to change the running distance of the Olympic races to be proportional to the height of the participants. They...

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#### The Fall of Javert

Falling off a bridge might not sound like your idea of a good math problem, but incorporating the final scene of Les Misérables is sure to spark interest. The goal is to use the time Javert fell off the bridge to determine how high he...

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#### New-tritional Info

Burning off a Big Mac® doesn't seem like a big feat until you calculate the minutes of exercise necessary to break even. Young mathematicians look at different menu items in relation to different body weights and exercises to calculate...

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#### Out of Left Field

A baseball trajectory and a parabola seem to make the best pair in real-world quadratic applications. Here is a current baseball resource with questions, discussions, and explorations regarding a quadratic function and home run...

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#### Pic Me!

Finally! Math and Instagram have come together to discuss the correlation between likes and followers. High schoolers can't help but want to discover what makes one account more popular than another by developing a line of best fit and...

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#### Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."

Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...

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#### Making Evidence-Based Claims: Woman's Rights

American women have been working toward equal rights since the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence. Focused on the words and actions of Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Venus Williams, a language arts lesson takes eighth...

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#### The Trapezoid

Enjoy this nicely organized worksheet that puts together multiple problems regarding trapezoid proofs. The resource can be used as a guide that begins with proving properties and ends with solving for measures of line segments.

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#### Inequalities in a Triangle

Stuck with triangle proofs? Take a 180° and provide learners with a guided worksheet that tests their knowledge with triangle inequalities. The questions require different types of proofs that range in levels of difficulty.

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#### Properties of a Parallelogram

More than just a worksheet, the resource provides a thorough guide to navigate through the land of parallelograms. Filled with definitions and theorems, the resource supports learners through problems such as proofs and finding missing...

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#### Circles

Don't circle around the topic, but get right to the center with tons of practice regarding circles in geometry. The note-incorporated worksheet provides guided practice through many topics such as central angles, inscribed polygons and...

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#### Test 2: Rationals, Exponentials, and Logarithms

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#### Quiz 2: Types of Functions

Here is a resource that provides the structure of an assessment with the convenience of a full answer key. The focus is on rational, exponential, and logarithm functions with a few questions on solving polynomials.

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#### Exponential Growth and Decay

Start with the basics and move up the exponential ladder to master a variety of problem-solving and application problems. The problems are heavy on exponential growth and decay, compound interest, and natural log.

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#### Answers Need Units

Answers have no meaning without units! Activities that investigate perimeter, area, volume, and graphs explain the importance of units. The lesson begins with an investigation of graphs with different scales. Pupils then explore units by...

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#### Quiz 1: Types of Functions

Sometimes the best things are already done for you! Here is a six-problem quiz that has a variety of problems ranging from solving quadratic equations to interpreting a function. The piece-de-resistance is the worked out answer key in...

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#### Quadratic Equations and Their Applications

Show high schoolers there is more to quadratic functions than just formulas and parabolas. Connect the math to realistic application problems with a resource that has learners consider such situations as a ball hit in the air, the...

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#### Synthetic Division and Zeros of Polynomial Functions

More than just a worksheet, this guide provides the description of many of the polynomials theorems to assist the learners. Starting with synthetic division, class members are then guided through the remainder theorem and linear factors.

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#### Dark Matter NASA Conference

Young scholars calculate the escape velocity of planets in our solar system and use that knowledge to calculate the escape velocity for NGC 2300 group. They then suggest reasons for the escape velocity to be higher than possible given...

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#### Functions Represented by Situations

What good are functions in the real world? Learners take real-world situations and investigate the associated function. Documentation of real-world scenarios helps learners connect key mathematical vocabulary words with certain functions.

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#### Functions Represented by Graphs

Graph that function! Learners explore how the shape of a graph relates to the function the graph describes. The lesson uses teamwork and Function Journals to reinforce new mathematical vocabulary.

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#### Graphing Trigonometric Functions

Double win with a comprehensive worksheet and an excellent worked out answer key. The worksheet itself is twelve pages and begins with the simple sine and cosine graphs, then, develops into the reciprocal trig functions.

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#### Solve Simultaneous Linear Inequalities by Graphing

It would be an inequality if you stopped at linear equations and didn't graph linear inequalities too. The last video in the series combines the idea of compound inequalities with linear systems to create a new type of system. Learners...

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#### Model a Real-Life Situation Using a System of Linear Equations

Ah, the dreaded systems of equations word problem. Probably one of the best ways to connect algebra to the real-world, here is a video that goes through the steps on how to detect key words and create two equations that model the scenario.

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#### Predict How Many Solutions a Linear Equation Has

Everyone loves a shortcut, so see how you determine the solution of an equation without having to solve it all the way. The narrator describes patterns and what to look for to decide whether the result is one solution, no solution, or...

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#### Investigating Chance Processes of Probability

How likely is it that the school cafeteria will serve chicken tomorrow? Discover the concept of probability with the roll of the dice. Pupils evaluate the liklihood of several statments about everyday life. Then, a mathematical...

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#### Algebra 1 Practice Final

What makes this resource special? The amazing answer key that comes with worked out solutions and notes for each problem. Practice problems include all topics ranging from linear systems to simplifying exponential expressions. The packet...

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#### Algebra 1 Practice Test

The worksheet is great but the answer key is fantastic! This practice test focuses on quadratics and polynomials. Learners are expected to be able to simplify and factor expressions and solve equations. The best part is the answer key...

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#### Review: Solving Equations

While there are many types of equations to solve, the main focus here is on quadratics. Starting with a quick review of the different methods, learners are guided through the solving process and are challenged to solve higher level of...

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#### Graphs of Rational Functions

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#### Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Starting with the basics, learners discover the features of a parabola and the ways to accurately graph it. After pupils practice with graphing, the end of the worksheet focuses on application type problems.

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#### Review Sheets: Basic Mathematics 1

Here is a worksheet that is 3/4 fraction practice and 1/4 skills guide. The problems are organized by concept and each section bullet points the skills needed to accomplish them. The problems are straightforward practice with word...

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#### Equation Solving Review B

This nicely organized worksheet provides eight problems for your learners to practice solving linear equations. Starting with two-step problems and working up to multi-step equations, young mathematicians are instructed to write their...

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#### Equation Solving Review C

I'm a fan of clearing the denominator, but solvers can also find common denominators and cross multiply to solve the linear equations on the instructional activity. Each of the six problems has rational coefficients.

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#### Equation Solving Review A

Time to practice linear equations. The sectioned worksheet starts with simple linear problems and increases to multi-step and rational coefficient problems.

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#### Chart of Parent Functions

The characteristics of parent function vary from graph to graph. Let learners decipher the graph, table of values, equations, and any characteristics of those function families to use as a guide. The nicely organized page displays the...

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#### Applying Properties of Exponents

The properties of exponents are all linked together and it is your mathematicians' job to discover and apply those rules. The comprehensive lesson begins with a pre-assessment task to check for prior knowledge and then goes into a...

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#### Atomic Structure: Periodic Table

The fifth lesson of seven in the series outlines an in-depth analysis of the periodic table. After direct instruction, pupils take turns practicing in the group before beginning independent study. The assessments include a quiz and an...

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#### Use Addition and Subtraction to Solve Real-World Problems Involving Decimals

Make "cents" out of decimals and show learners the correct way to add and subtract with decimal amounts. The video goes through different examples of how to tally the amount of money they have spent, and how far of a distance they...

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#### Stitching Quilts into Coordinate Geometry

Who knew quilting would be so mathematical? Introduce linear equations and graphing while working with the lines of pre-designed quilts. Use the parts of the design to calculate the slope of the linear segments. The project comes with...

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#### Elementary Algebra

Hello Algebra! If you're in need of a resource with a books worth of examples and practice problems, this is it. Some topics include linear equations, polynomials and exponents, rational expressions, quadratic equations, and a great...

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#### Comparing Data Displays

There is so much more to data than just numbers, and this resource has learners use three methods of comparing data in a multi-faceted lesson. The 21-page packet includes a warm-up, examples, an activity, and assessment for a complete...

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#### Fractional Exponents

Wow! Here is a handout packed full of tips and worked-out solutions to supplement instruction on fractional exponents. The lesson introduces and thoroughly explains the Algebra II concept, and closes with a variety of example problems,...

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#### Intensities in the Classroom

Everyone learns and experiences life differently. A set of lessons about character intensities encourages middle and high schoolers to analyze themselves, their peers, and characters from a book based on the five listed intensities:...

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#### I Need a Superhero

Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing...

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#### Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...

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#### The Power of Exponential Growth

How do you make a penny grow to $5,000 in just 15 days? Use the examples in this instructional activity to explore the concept of exponential growth and its comparison to linear models. Pupils come to understand that exponential growth...

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#### Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...

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#### Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

Arithmetic and geometric sequences are linear and geometric patterns. Help pupils understand the relationship and see the connection with an activity that asks them to write the rules and classify the patterns correctly. A sorting...

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#### Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh’s “1984” Commercial

Known as one of the most iconic advertisements of the 20th century, Macintosh's "1984" commercial has become more of a social statement. Present the ad to a new audience of viewers with a lesson focused on identifying dystopian...

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#### Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...

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#### The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...

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#### A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera

Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...

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#### It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

It's no myth: this packet on Greek mythology is an excellent addition to your social studies curriculum. With writing activities, such as short answer responses and biopoems, and reading activities, which include creation stories and...

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#### Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles

Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough lesson plan and examples of different...

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#### Writing a News Article

Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and proofreading a...

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#### If

Rudyard Kipling's advice to his son in the poem "If" is a resounding message that echoes through generations. After reading the famous poem, middle schoolers work on analyzing specific lines, completing activities based on unfamiliar...

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#### What Is a Radian?

Here's an algebra II activity that strives to make the concept of a radian less abstract and more conceptual. It takes a hands-on approach to exploring the idea of a radian and allows individuals to develop a definition of a radian...

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#### Speeches: Argument and Methods

After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...

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#### It's Your Paycheck

Beyond reading and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for graduating seniors to have is fiscal literacy and responsibility. Start them on the right financial track with nine lessons that focus on a variety of important personal...

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#### Short Story Planning Guide

A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.

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#### On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences

Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...

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#### What Leads to Revolution?

From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...

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#### Could We Actually Live on Mars?

What would be the best place to live on Mars? A fascinating look at the geographical of Mars is sure to intrigue the future astronomers in your middle or high school class. A short video introduces learners to the different...

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#### Staying Green While Being Clean

Clean up the environment with a lesson that focuses on replacing hazardous cleaning supplies with green, environmentally-friendly products. Using a dirty patch of surface as a control area, kids clean other parts of various surfaces...

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#### A Healthy You

Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...

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#### Applications of Trigonometric Functions

Using trigonometric ratios to solve geometry and application problems is the focus of this detailed problem set and solution presentation. The presentation covers many ways to use trigonometry, from finding missing measures in right...

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#### Close Reading Passages of Literature

Encourage kids to think deeply about what they are reading with five thought-provoking questions about one passage. After choosing a passage that is intriguing or confusing to them, learners write a summary, explain what they like or...

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#### Introduction to Cinematography

Places everyone! Action! Imagine an entire cinematography course, already designed, that includes everything you need to launch your own film studio, in one tidy 66-page packet.

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#### Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.

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#### A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...

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#### Engaging Students with Primary Source

Young historians learn how to analyze various forms of primary source documents. The colorful packet is packed with all you need to engage kids in this essential skill.

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#### Vectors

Complex numbers bridge so many concepts as learners edge into higher-level math. Here, their polar and rectangular forms link through vector notation, and the arithmetic of vectors is born. These basic math skills translate into a...

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#### Polar Graphs

The world of graphing polar graphs is filled with beautiful curves and patterns once a young mathematician masters a few basic techniques. This comprehensive resource covers many of these techniques and resulting shapes, from the basic...

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#### Zero Product Principle

Some lessons feature videos, some interactive practice problems, and some have notes and activities. This comprehensive look at factoring and solving polynomial equations using the zero product principle has all of this and more. Though...

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#### Checking Account and Debit Card Simulation

This excellent selection of worksheets walks learners through fundamental principles of personal finance and economics: writing and endorsing checks, tracking spending, and the how-to's of maintaining a checking account.

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#### Risky Online Relationships

Is there such a thing as "stranger danger" on the Internet? Learners discover the myths and realities of online predators, as well as how to approach a situation in which they are contacted by strangers online.

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#### Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding

Why is it important to care about cyberbullying? Tackle this question head-on with your learners, and discuss the difference between a passive and upstanding bystander in cyberbullying situations.

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#### Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line

Teach pupils to identify different forms of cyberbullying, including harassment, deception, “flaming,” and threats to safety, as well as how to handle a situation in which cyberbullying might be involved.

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#### Trillion Dollar Footprint

Learners explore their digital footprints, and discover how information they put online can easily be searched, copied, forwarded, and seen by a large audience.

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#### Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...

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#### “Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...

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#### Building Analysis Skills Through Art

Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...

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#### Self‑Esteem Activity Guide (For Youth Leaders of Young Girls)

Did you know that over 70 percent of girls avoid certain activities because they feel bad about their looks? This fantastic resource includes 18 tried and true activities designed to help girls establish positive self-esteem.

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#### JFK Challenge

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...

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#### Confidence Activities

I have confidence in me! Don't miss this collection of 24 activity ideas designed to help learners develop confidence and positive self-esteem. The worksheet topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits, crafting a personal...

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#### Stitch It Up!

Ever think about combining the art forms of painting and embroidery? Then this art lesson is right up your alley! Given a piece of white cloth, young artists first create a grayscale painting and then highlight certain features by...

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#### Investigating Area Under a Curve

Taking a instructional activity straight from the calculus classroom and making it algebra appropriate is the task of the day. Learners go step by step through calculating different area approximations underlines and curves, reviewing...

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#### How To Work Word Problems in Algebra

Your algebra learners will pick up some solid algebra problem solving skills and a plan of approach for some typical types of word problems in this scripted activity that shows how to set up and organize each type of problem, create the...

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#### Farewell to Manzanar

Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...

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#### Task: How Long Should Shoe Laces Really Be?

Your eighth grade learners are asked to analyze and graph linear data collected by fifth graders in order to prepare a report of recommendations on the length of shoe laces for shoe manufacturers. Given the bivariate data, learners...

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#### Task: Mini-Problems

Your learners will expand their deeper-thinking and problem-solving skills while they model these real-life scenarios using linear functions. Beginning with the creation of tables, equations, and graphs for each situation, learners are...

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#### It's Probably Probable

Learners make predictions and draw conclusions from given information as they learn the meaning of probability in this vocabulary-rich, integrated activity that presents a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and reach all learning...

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#### Microeconomics 19 Minute Review

In less than 19 minutes, review all the key microeconomics concepts you'll need to know and remember for the big exam with this excellent video review! Beginning with the basics of supply and demand and key graphs to market failures and...

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#### Macroeconomics 15 Minute Review

Don't underestimate the amount of content you can review in under 15 minutes! Watch as this familiar and savvy economics instructor provides an overview of all macroeconomics, from scarcity and the production possibilities curve to trade...

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#### Social Security: 5 Day Lesson

Did the New Deal fundamentally shift the role of the American government in the economy? Your class members will examine the interpretations of various historians in answering this question, and use a variety of primary and secondary...

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#### Social Security: 3 Day Lesson

What does social security reveal about the political and social culture of the 1930s? After beginning with a brief introductory video on the impact of the Great Depression and how various Americans, such as Huey Long and Francis...

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#### Spanish-American War: 5 Day Lesson

Nine historical documents, an interactive online notebook, and a fantastic opportunity for historical inquiry await your pupils in this 5-day lesson plan. Class members identify and discuss various causes for the Spanish-American War...

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#### Spanish-American War: 3 Day Lesson

Why did the United States choose to invade Cuba in 1898? As part of a 3-day lesson, your young historians will first develop working hypotheses to answer this question, then work with a variety of historical primary source documents that...

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#### Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson

After analyzing newspaper articles portraying different perspectives of the explosion of the Battleship USS Maine, your young historians will take a stand on which position is the most believable in both discussion and writing.

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#### Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...

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#### Late Middle Ages Dossiers

Young detectives are given the "clues" to investigate whether King John should be remembered as a poor ruler of England, particularly in comparison in King Richard. They analyze historical informational texts and work in groups to...

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#### Propaganda: What’s the Message?

As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...

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#### Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

This amazingly extensive unit covers a wealth of geometric ground, ranging from constructions to angle properties, triangle theorems, rigid transformations, and fundamentals of formal proofs. Each of the almost-forty lessons is broken...

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#### So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?

Loans are rarely provided without a cost. Pupils evaluate the high cost of using a payday loan or payday advance through discussion and worksheets, and finally work in groups to develop short public service announcements that outline the...

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#### Creditors’ Criteria and Borrowers’ Rights and Responsibilities

Discover what criteria creditors use for making loans (the 3 Cs of Credit), and impress upon your young adults the rights and responsibilities related to using credit. Pupils role play as individuals seeking or providing credit, as well...

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#### Credit Reports—and You Thought Your Report Card Was Important

Get the facts about credit and take a close look at what factors into a consumer credit report with this fantastic lesson. Your pupils will read informational texts, read sample financial documents, and discuss the advantages and...

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#### Your Budget Plan

What do Whoosh and Jet Stream have in common? They are both characters in a fantastic game designed to help students identify various positive and negative spending behaviors. Through an engaging activity, worksheets, and discussion,...

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#### Cash the Check and Track the Dough

From checking and savings accounts to learning the importance of maintaining records and balancing a bank account, prepare your students to become financially independent and savvy adults, and explore all the intricacies of owning a bank...

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#### “W” Is for Wages, W-4 and W-2

Don't let your young adults get lost in the alphabet soup of their paychecks and federal income taxes. Using sample pay stubs and reproductions of government forms, your class members will identify the purpose of such forms as a W-4 and...

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#### Invest in Yourself

What are the different ways that people can invest in their human capital for a better future? Pupils participate in an engaging hands-on activity and analyze data regarding unemployment, the ability to obtain an education, and median...

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#### The Diary of a Young Girl

This is an absolute must-have resource for teachers who are preparing to study the Diary of Anne Frank with their class. It includes five weeks of exceptionally organized lessons, worksheets, and collaborative projects, as well as links...

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#### Financial Forces: Understanding Taxes and Inflation

Take the opportunity to offer your young adults some important financial wisdom on the way taxes and inflation will affect their lives in the future. Through discussion and review of different real-world scenarios provided in this...

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#### The Danger of Debt: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls

How can our perspectives of borrowing and returning influence the way we view credit? Pupils explore the concept of debt, how it impacts our ability to obtain credit, and finally the ways in which we can work to alleviate debt.

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#### Using Credit Wisely

Receiving credit can be both a benefit and a curse. Prepare your learners to make wise credit choices by studying how credit influences credit scores, identifying the different components of credit cards, and exploring major consumer...

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#### Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay

Introduce your young adults to the important understanding that the money they receive from their paychecks is a net amount as a result of deductions from taxes. Other topics covered include federal, state, Medicare and social security...

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#### Bank or Bust: Selecting a Banking Partner

Why shouldn't we just save all our money in our mattress? Couldn't our money disappear? Pupils discover the benefits of utilizing banks and credit unions for saving money, as well as how to evaluate different types of institutions by...

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#### Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions

Do you really need that new laptop/phone/dress/jacket/etc.? Financial decisions require us to distinguish between our wants and our needs. Through discussion and the evaluation of scenarios on provided worksheets, this resource will...

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#### Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day

Every little penny counts, especially when it comes to saving for emergencies or long-term goals. Pupils evaluate different saving and investment strategies, such as a CD or money market account, through worksheets and by researching...

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#### Making it Work Together: Money and Roommates

Balancing money and first-time roommates can feel like a daunting prospect. Support your class members in understanding how financial agreements between roommates function, as well as the underlying importance of how to communicate about...

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#### Privacy Please: Protecting Your Identity

What are the different ways we are susceptible to identity theft? Impress the importance of protecting personal information and privacy with this resource, which includes an excellent video clip, discussion prompts, and worksheets for...

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#### The Cost of College: Financing Your Education

With college tuition at an all-time high, high school students must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...

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#### Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible

What does it mean to be financially responsible? Pupils begin to develop the building blocks of strong financial decision making by reviewing how their past purchases are examples of cost comparing, cost-benefit analysis, and budgeting.

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#### Quadratic Equations

Through a variety of physical and theoretical situations, learners are led through the development of some of the deepest concepts in high school mathematics. Complex numbers, the fundamental theorem of algebra and rational exponents...

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#### My Famous Person Report

Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...

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#### Teaching the Easter Story

If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...

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#### Food Safety Smart Curriculum

This is a must-have resource with everything you'll need for studying food safety with your pupils. From handwashing scorecards and cleaning kitchen surfaces to navigating the world of microbes and food-borne illnesses, here you'll...

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#### Solving Linear Inequalities

Your learners will appreciate the complete picture of linear inequalities presented in this lesson plan. Starting simply with definitions and moving all the way to solving linear inequality word problems this activity is simple to follow...

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#### Diversification and Risk

After being given a portfolio of investments, your young economists will learn how to assess the relative risk of the portfolio's products and understand the importance of diversification, relating these economic concepts to real-life...

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#### The President’s Desk

What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...