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#### Calculus AB/BC - Determining Concavity of Functions over Their Domains

New ReviewTime to take a second look at derivatives finding concavity. While watching the video, learners find out the definition of concavity. Individuals see how to determine whether an interval is concave up or concave down using graphs and the...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivatives of tan(x), cot(x), sec(x), and csc(x)

Continue to differentiate the rest of the trigonometric functions. Pupils see the derivatives of the other four trigonometric functions and begin to memorize the rules. Learners see examples that show that the calculus portion of a...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - The Quotient Rule

Some differentiation rules are just better to memorize. The ninth lesson in a unit of 11 presents the quotient rule to pupils for them to memorize. Learners use the quotient rule to determine the derivative of two quotients after seeing...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivatives of cos(x), sin(x), e^x, and ln(x)

The shortcuts are not just for polynomial functions. Pupils learn the derivatives of the two basic trigonometric functions, cosine and sine. The video provides the derivatives for exponential and logarithmic functions. Learners work...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivative Rules: Constant, Sum, Difference, and Constant Multiple

Use derivatives to find equations of lines. Pupils learn more rules to use as shortcuts to find derivatives. Using the rules, they find the equations of the tangent line and the normal line at a given point. Scholars then apply the new...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - The Power Rule

There has to be a quicker way. Pupils learn the power rule that allows for a shortcut to take the derivative of terms to a power. Using the newly found rule, scholars find the slope of the tangent line to a function at a given x value....

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Connecting Differentiability and Continuity

Despite what you thought, you can differentiate between continuity and differentiability. Using a short lesson, pupils learn how differentiability and continuity relate to each other. It provides three descriptions of when a function is...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Average and Instantaneous Rate of Change

Ramp up the average rate of change—instantly. Learners use their knowledge of the formula to find the average rate of change to find the instantaneous rate of change. The presenter shows pupils an interactive that demonstrates finding...

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#### Observing Chemical Changes—Microscale Chemistry

Want to add a wow factor to your current chemical changes lesson plan? Try a microscale experiment with colorful precipitates! Partnered learners conduct 10 single displacement reactions and record their observations.

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#### The Fellowship of the Ring

Here's a must-have resource for educators who use J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings. Packed with materials for both tales, the packet includes both a reader's guide and an educator's guide, lesson plans, vocabulary...

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#### Greener Redox Lab

Do some experimentation with reduction-oxidation! Stoichiometry superstars use a single-replacement reaction to study limiting reactant, theoretical yield, and the reactivity of metals through a lab activity. The teacher's guide includes...

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#### Electron Transitions

Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.

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#### Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2

When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...

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#### Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiesel

Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources and have become crucial to the livelihood of countless individuals. Young chemists investigate an alternative method of generating energy by performing a series of activities that lead to the...

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#### Recovery From Drug Addiction

Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...

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#### Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...

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#### Looking Into Lactase: Guided Inquiry

Milk does a body good ... unless, of course, someone is lactose intolerant. Pupils play the role of pharmaceutical scientists in a guided inquiry lab about lactase. Lab groups collaborate to learn more about lactose intolerance, how...

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#### Berries...With a Side of DNA? (High School)

Is DNA still present after picking fruit or cooking vegetables? Biology scholars extract and collect DNA strands in an impactful lab. Working groups prepare their samples and compare their results to negative and positive standard...

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#### Mystery Disease

How did scientists determine the cause of illness before technology? Science scholars play the role of medical researcher in an engaging guided inquiry activity. Using observations, technical reading, and Punnett squares, learners...

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#### Mystery of the Crooked Cell

Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...

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#### American Voices and Their Audiences

Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...

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#### Writing an Argument: Innovation in America

Are American young people prepared to become tomorrow's leaders in technological innovation, or does an obsession with being cool sidetrack essential skills? That is the question freshmen and sophomores must address in a performance task...

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#### Constructions for Perpendicular Lines

To what degree does the class understand perpendicular lines? Find out with this short and simple worksheet! Geometry scholars get the opportunity to show what they know about drawing lines and including points at different locations...

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#### Constructions for Parallel Lines

Looking for a formative check that's to the point? Let your learners show what they know on a two-question worksheet that assesses their knowledge of parallel lines. The resource and included rubric help you understand if their ideas are...

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#### Constructing a Congruent Angle

Is your class confounded by congruency? Find out using a fast, fun formative assessment. Learners must construct a congruent angle using the proper tools, then explain their thought processes. The included rubric contains information to...

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#### Effects of Environment on Enzymes

Much like the tale of Humpty Dumpty, proteins, once altered, will never be the same again. Honors and pre-AP biology classes explore the delicate world of enzymes via a Webquest and lab experiment. The teacher's guide contains all...

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#### Sticky Adaptations A Lesson on Natural Selection

Now you see it, now you don't! The stick bug exhibits the ability to disappear into a wooded environment. Why does this adaptation manifest in some species, but not in others? Life science students explore animal adaptations in nature...

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#### Drug the Water Flea

This is a flea. This is a flea on drugs. Any questions? Your class will have questions aplenty during an impactful experiment. Lab groups get to know Daphnia magna, the humble water flea, and study the effects of stimulants and...

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#### Pipe Cleaner Babies

Ever been told you have your father's eyes? How did it happen? Young biologists get a hands-on experience in meiotic gene expression with a fun pairs-based activity. Participants use pipe cleaner chromosomes with trait beads to make...

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#### Cyberbullying—Alternate Lesson Plan

Should schools be permitted to punish young scholars for off-campus cyberbullying? After reading a passage that details statistics about cyberbullying and Supreme Court rulings about schools' ability to limit student speech, class...

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#### Energy Content of Foods

Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...

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#### What's So Special about Bottled Drinking Water?

Is artesian water designed to be better, or is it just from wells similar to those in the city of Artesium? This experiment looks at many different types of bottled waters, including artesian. Using a soap mixture, scholars test to see...

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#### Measuring Bullying Victimization, Perpetration, and Bystander Experiences: A Compendium of Assessment Tools

Designed to provide tools to assess a range of bullying experiences, from perpetrators, to victims, to bystanders, the assessment tools in this packet asks pupils to rate themselves as bullies, victims, and/or bystanders. There are also...

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#### Instructional Strategies That Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas

Imagine 28 instructional strategies, appropriate for all subject areas and all grade levels. Directed Reading-Thinking Activities (DRTA), Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) activities, KWL charts, comparison matrixes, classification...

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#### The Challenge of Selecting an Ideal Supreme Court Nominee

Nearly every president has had the opportunity to name a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. But what makes someone an ideal candidate to become a Supreme Court justice? High schoolers test their prior knowledge about the Supreme...

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#### “I Can’t Live Without You!” A Close-up Examination of Microorganisms Involved in Mutually Beneficial Symbiotic Relationships

To gain an understanding of symbiotic relationships that exhibit nature working together, scholars create slides of three different microorganisms working in symbiotic relationships. Through careful observation, they learn why termites,...

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#### Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Welcome to the code side. The interactive lesson introduces coding in a game format with familiar characters. Young computer experts learn to develop code to control the interaction of the characters in the game. The activity ends with...

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#### Chemical Reactions and Electricity

After a discussion of chemical reactions and electricity, scholars break into groups and follow a scripted activity to discover if fruit can power a clock. After a concluding discussion, the class a presented with a challenge.

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#### Solar Energy

Warm up to the idea of solar energy. A lesson plan includes three activities that challenge scholars to apply knowledge in new ways. First, they learn to run an alarm clock without a battery by using solar energy. Next, they complete an...

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#### Biomechanical Joint

Discuss mechanical advantage and how the human body moves/works. Learners focus on bioengineering, working together to build a functioning mechanical arm. Additionally, they analyze an air muscle, discussing its appropriate use in humans.

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#### Molecules and Fuel Cell Technology

A fuel cell is where the jailer keeps gas guzzlers. Scholars review chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and chemical structure in order to apply these concepts. Participants construct fuel cell kits, using electrolysis to run the car and...

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#### Artificial Lung and Diaphragm

She had a terribly busy day converting oxygen into carbon dioxide; now she just needs a moment to breathe. In the activity, scholars review the function of the respiratory system and discuss bioengineering's role in medicine/health and...

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#### Communicating Your Results

Groups analyze and interpret their data from previous research in order to develop individualized findings. The teams then use guidelines to help determine what aspects of their research to include on a poster. Class members then compare...

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#### Introduction to Environmental Engineering

A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.

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#### Introduction to Water Chemistry

What are the issues surrounding water quality? Viewers of this short presentation gain information about the importance of clean water, the lack of fresh water, water contamination, and ways that engineers treat water.

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#### The Need for DNS

That's one complicated address book! To understand the need for a system that keeps track of addresses, pupils trying to find the IP address of their classmates. Then individuals change their IP addresses, which leads to research about...

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#### Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

This jumbo worksheet 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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#### Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...

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#### 2D and 3D Shapes

What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...

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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 activity, 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 instructional activity and sometimes reference examples.

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#### Student Workbook: Algebra I

Need a helping hand in Algebra I? How about a giant, super-sized learning exercise packet? Here is a resource that has worksheets for virtually every concept with some accompanying examples.

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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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#### Plastic Bags

Paper or plastic? Explore the environmental effects of using plastic bags through mathematics. Learners manipulate worldwide data on plastic bag consumption to draw conclusions.

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#### The Voyage Scale Model Solar System

Young scientists learn how to select a scale factor for a large scale model. Then they figure the scale for each of the planets and the distance between them. Finally, they construct a giant scale model of the solar system and answer...

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#### Postulates, Angles, and Their Relationships

More than a worksheet, learners go through geometry topics example by example on the nicely organized handout. From postulates to classifying angles, there are rules and examples provided for each topic. The ten pages of problems provide...

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

Running out of logarithm questions in class? The nicely organized two-page worksheet provides practice in rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions. All the topics include graphing, solving, and finding domain and range.

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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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#### Linear and Exponential Modeling with Two Variables

Hands-on activities allow beginners to model and graph equations with two variables. The lesson begins with evaluation and discussion of prepared linear graphs. Next, learners use math manipulatives to generate data, graph data, and then...

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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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#### Test 1: Functions and Their Graphs

Save the time creating an assessment because these function problems should do the trick. With 10 multi-part questions, they each focus on a different topic including radical, polynomial, linear and piecewise functions. The majority of...

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#### Geometric Transformations Applied to Function Families

Transform your life with functions! Learners explore geometric transformations of functions with group activities. Guided math journaling and individual practice ensure success with difficult concepts.

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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 instructional activity 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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#### Integrating Algebraic Fractions 1

Don't get stuck on the integral when you can incorporate partial fractions. A well-explained guide, there are seven pages and a tutorial video that detail the steps for different types of algebraic fractions.

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#### Student Workbook: Statistics and Probability

Statistically, practicing this packet completely helps young mathematicians do well on the test. The packet is adaptable to many grade levels as it includes basic probability and goes up to data analysis with mean, median, and mode.

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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

Sometimes graphing rational functions can feel a little "irrational." Starting with the basics, learners work their way through the pieces of these graphs and finish off with an application question.

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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: Geometry

Full of problems with polygons, angles, lines, and triangles, your learners get a multi-page packet that provides all they need to know. It contains many of the standard problem types as well as some more challenging questions.

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#### Review Sheets: Trigonometry

Review guide, practice test, homework packet? Yes, yes, and yes as it's all possible with a wonderful trigonometry packet. Every type of problem is there, starting from the unit circle and ending with conic sections.

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#### Math Exam 1 Review

Perfect as a review guide, this worksheet provides a range of questions focusing on functions. Topics include composing functions, transformations, domains, and polynomials. Also included are corresponding worksheets focusing on other...

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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 worksheet. 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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#### Inequalities Assessment Review

Enjoy this pre-made activity that practices polynomial and rational inequality problems. The problems are all multiple choice, and answers are written in interval notation. The best part? A separate page with all the problems worked out...

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#### Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Functions

Summer projects are key to helping leaners stay proficient in math skills. Here is a project that reinforces Algebra II skills. Including five parts, the project explores graphing functions and quadratic equations such as the standard...

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#### Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...

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#### Resource Sheet: Linear and Exponential Models

Task your mathematicians with a thought-provoking worksheet that matches equation models with t-tables and verbal models. Exponential and linear functions are mixed up and your learners will need to decipher which goes with which. A...

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#### Field Trip Preparations

Scholars prepare for a field trip to collect rock specimens. They learn how to build proper display boxes, create road logs, and study various geology careers. This is the final chapter in a seven-chapter unit on geology and contains six...

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#### Intermediate Algebra Assessment Review

Put on your Algebra cap because this review provides practice on topics such as linear equations, rational expressions, and function problems. All the questions are multiple choice, and while the focus is on a few main sections, there is...

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#### Algebra Assessment Review

Take the time out of preparing an algebra review and use this multiple-choice assessment to prep for the big test. Some included topics are factoring, FOILing, inequalities, and linear graphs.

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#### You Ol’ Fossil

Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...

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#### Size It Up

The three types of rock aren't classic, punk, and hard. The chapter covers everything scholars need to know about rocks. Pupils compare rocks, learn about their formation, see how rocks change, and follow every step of the rock cycle....

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#### Peanut Butter Geology

Why are there old dinosaur bones in the museum? Because they can't afford new ones! The chapter contains seven hands-on activities at four different levels covering geological eras, dinosaurs, timelines, and statigraphy.

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#### The Crusty Earth

Geology rocks — literally! A geology chapter offers eleven activities at four different levels. Scholars enjoy completing hands-on experiments before applying critical thinking skills following a share, process, generalize, apply, and...

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#### Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...

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#### California State Standards: Algebra I

Starting a year of Algebra I? This mighty packet practices all of the major topics with different ranges of difficulty. Standards include everything from linear to quadratic to rational expressions. Use it in a variety of ways to...

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#### KenKen® Puzzle

Think inside the box with KenKen® puzzles to provide some problem solving practice. These puzzles are similar to Sudoku, but require computation inside designated boxes. There are multiple puzzles with a range of difficulties to...

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#### The Concept of Identity Lesson 9: Unit Culmination - Mock Hearing

Who is to blame for Finny's death? To conclude their study of A Separate Peace, class members stage a mock hearing into the death of Finny. Each witness must craft a logical argument, supported with evidence from the text, to support...

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#### Water

How are maps like fish? They both have scales. The chapter includes six different activities at three different levels. Scholars complete activities using natural resources, learn how to read a map, see how to make a compass rosette,...

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#### Crystal Shapes

Of quartz I love geology! The chapter offers five activities at three different levels. It features hands-on activities that cover crystal shapes, cleavage and fracture, hardness scale, specific gravity, and mineral identification....

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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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#### Cubes and Cube Roots

Test those cube skills with a 10-page resource of different cube and cube root problems. Each page is split into the two sections, and while some problems may repeat on each version, they are all different and come with their own answer...

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#### Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 8

You've just hit the jackpot of integrating math problems and riddles with this jumbo-sized resource! Written as a newsletter, scroll through 35 pages of puzzles and quality problems to engage and encourage your learners to inquire and...

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#### Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...

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#### Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing

With 30 problems, each accompanied by a blank graph, pupils get thorough practice solving systems of equations by graphing and finding the point of intersection. Answers are provided in coordinate form.

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#### Solving Systems of Equations

It can take a lot of time to create one worksheet. You're in luck with a set of five systems of equations worksheets! Each version has a first page solving with substitution, elimination, and graphing; followed with an assortment of...

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#### Logarithmic Function

The worksheet provides an extensive selection of questions regarding logarithm functions. Evaluating, rewriting, solving, and tons more topics are included in the worksheet.

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#### Factoring Polynomials: GCF and Factoring by Grouping

Work your way through factoring polynomials with a worksheet that starts with the GCF and ends with factoring by grouping. Each page provides an example as well as an answer key for each section.

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#### Discovering Zero and Negative Exponents

Need a hand with an Algebra II integer exponent lesson? This versatile worksheet can be utilized as a lesson to supplement instruction. It derives the idea of a negative exponent before practicing a variety of questions.

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#### Quadratic Equations

This resource has everything you need to know about solving quadratic equations. Factoring, completing the square, the quadratic formula, and using the discriminant are all there with with worked out examples and a 25 problem worksheet...

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#### Solving Using the Quadratic Formula Worksheet

In need of a practice worksheet solving quadratic equations using the formula? Have no fear, we have one for you! This worksheet provides the formula at the top with 14 questions following using a variety of leading coefficients.

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#### Complex Number Maze

This is a to-the-point complex number skills activity with a fun addition of completing a maze. Learners solve problems to determine if answers are imaginary or not, in order to work their way through the maze. An average level of...

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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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#### 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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#### More Chemical Changes

Generate entertainment by assisting students in creating multiple chemical changes during the course of small experiments integrated into one packed lesson. Individuals observe examples of chemical changes as they occur and gather data...

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#### Energy of a Peanut

Are you nuts? An engaging experiment burns nuts to find their kilocalories. Young chemists analyze at least two different types of nuts with their experimental results versus what is on the package. The resource offers a great lab for...

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#### Renewable Energy Sources - Solar and Wind

There has been a huge solar energy spill! Let's go outside to play in it. This lesson includes multiple experiments showcasing solar and wind energies. Scholars build a solar heater and an anemometer before testing the results. The...

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#### Retirement Planning

It's never too early to start saving for retirement. In fact, the earlier one starts, the better! Use this retirement planning activity to teach the importance of a retirement strategy and why to start at a young age.

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#### Heat Transfer

Use an exciting role play activity to teach young chemists about the importance of heat transfer in maintaining homeostasis. They assume the role of a dog sled owner who has been abandoned and must fend for themselves with only a few...

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#### Physics of Light

Gummy bears are tasty, but did you know they are also used to determine color and light properties? Use the activity as a way to demonstrate light absorption, light reflection, and refraction with high schooler. Pupils conduct small...

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#### Character Builder

Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder activity to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...

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#### Exploration Activities with Electrostatic Interactions

Step out of the 21st century and discover protons and electrons through observation. Using common materials, participants continually adjust their explanation of charges. The final assessment requires pupils to design their own...

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#### Stoichiometry Challenge

Have you been searching for environmentally friendly chemistry experiments to use in your high school laboratory? This stoichiometry experiment replaces a conventional aluminum to alum lab by using sodium carbonate and calcium chloride...

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#### Grow an Alum Crystal

What an exciting lab experiment to conduct with your high school chemistry class! Crystals are formed naturally in the environment. However, allow your blossoming chemists to create their own unique crystals using alum and water. You may...

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#### Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids Lab

What an exciting way to introduce your blossoming chemists to the world of metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and polymers! Here is a lab activity that is designed to allow pupils the opportunity to visualize the reaction of metals,...

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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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#### Free-Body Diagram

Preparing for an AP test is about more than bubble sheets and memorization. The two activities in this resource require a direct application of skills learned throughout an AP Physics course.

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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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#### 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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#### Identifying Themes in Literature

If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...

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#### Forces of Motion: Rockets

Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion.

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#### Economics Workbook

If you are searching for worksheets to supplement your economics course curriculum, this is absolutely the resource for you. This workbook covers all major concepts in micro and macroeconomics, including relevant graphs, vocabulary, and...

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#### The Anxiety Workbook For Teens

Teens often face a great deal of worry in their lives, and can be at a loss with how to anticipate and handle their emotions. This workbook is an exceptional resource for both educators and students alike as a way of supporting teens in...

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#### "We Shall Overcome" Speech

"Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 speech to Congress following the beating of civil rights protesters in Selma,...

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#### Strategies for Activating Prior Knowledge

Two minute talks, think-pair-share, and table drawings are just the start of this fantastic resource, which contains a collection of strategies for pre-assessing what your learners know and activating prior knowledge.

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#### Identify Your Stress Triggers

Homework. Fire drills. Meeting new people. Kids identify their school triggers, rating over 60 situations as things that do not bother them at all to those that make them feel like they are going to explode. After completing the survey,...

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#### Reading Strategies and Literary Elements

Introduce your freshmen to reading comprehension strategies and key literary elements with a year's worth of lessons and exercises. Each lesson focuses on a specific literary device and includes a definition of the term, a passage that...

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#### The Rainbow Fish: Activities for Parents to Do with Children at Home

The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister's award-winning story about the joys of sharing, is the inspiration for this resource loaded with fun. Suggestions for language and language arts, math, science, and social studies activities are included...

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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 worksheet that shows how to set up and organize each type of problem, create the...

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#### Steve Jobs’ Stanford University Commencement Speech

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." The advice contained in Steve Jobs' commencement speech provides readers with food for thought.

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#### More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones, Says Cornell Study

Are Facebook friends real friends? Two views of Facebook friendships are presented in this article that asks readers to consider the differences between online contact and personal contact.

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#### Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.

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#### Court Rejects New York City’s Portion Cap For Sugary Drinks

Should city government be allowed to limit the size of sugary drinks? Class members read and analyze an article from the Huffington Post examining former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban in 2014.

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#### I Am Very Real

Kurt Vonnegut's letter, addressed to Drake High School Board President Charles McCarthy, written in response to the board ordered burning of Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks...

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#### Teacher Evaluation Sheet

As you approach the end of the school year, ask your class members to complete this anonymous questionnaire to gain insight into the strengths of your teaching, as well as areas that you can improve for next year!

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#### The Fall of Julius Caesar

"Et tu, Brute?" As part of a comprehension exercise, individuals read a modern language version of Act III, scenes i and ii of Julius Caesar and then respond to a series of discussion questions about betrayal.

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#### Why Are We Obsessed with Superheroes?

Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Captain America. Why are we obsessed with superheroes? David Wright provides an answer to this essential question in an article that is sure to grab the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Zounds!

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#### The Sovereign State

What is the difference between a sovereign state and one of 50 states in the United States of America? Don't miss this exceptional collection of worksheets, graphic organizers, and informational texts on the features of sovereign states.

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#### The State Governor

In what ways is a state like a "mini-country", and what role does the governor fill in state government? Your pupils will take on the role of governor while playing a fun and informative board game, and identify the role of state...

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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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#### 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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#### Frog Dissection Guide

Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious...

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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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#### Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”

Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.

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#### The Power of Youth: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement with “Freedom’s Children"

A reading of Freedom's Children, Ellen Levine's collection of the stories of 30 african Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s and were active in the Civil Rights protests, sparks a discussion of the power young people...

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#### Bill of Rights

Explore the Bill of Rights in-depth with this resource packet that includes the complete text of the document, scenarios and discussion questions for each amendment, role-playing activities, exercises, questions for a Socratic seminar, a...

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#### Sitting Down To Stand Up For Democracy

Boycotts and bus rides, sit-ins and speeches. The focus of this amazing resource is on those people who were willing to put themselves at risk to take a stand for their belief in equal rights for all. A must-have for your curriculum...

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#### Albion Tourgée & the Fight for Civil Rights

Who was Albion Tourgee? To find out about this amazing man, class groups participate in a jigsaw activity in which they become experts on a particular period during Tourgée’s life and then share what they have learned with a second...

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#### The First Amendment and Virginia v. Black

Are there, and should there, be any limits on the First Amendment's protection of free speech? Class members grapple with this question as they examine several controversial court cases involving the First Amendment.

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#### United States v. Virginia

The Equal Protection Clause is the focus of an activity that asks class members to examine the Supreme Court case, United States v. Virginia, that considered whether or not the all-male admissions policy of the Virginia Military...

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#### The Holocaust: Exploring Active Citizenship through Resistors and Rescuers

Resist, assist, rescue. As part of their study of the World War II Holocaust, class members research citizens who chose to actively oppose Hitler and the Nazi party.

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#### Tension in the Pit and the Pendulum

Readers will get a peculiar thrilling sensation from this reading comprehension exercise that asks them to identify how Poe uses repetition and sensory language to build tension in his short story, "The Pit and the Pendulum."

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#### The Importance of Holocaust Remembrance

Designed as the culminating activity after a unit study of the Holocaust, class members assume the voice of a world leader, write a speech, and participate in a simulation of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust.

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#### Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War

To begin a study of the Vietnam War, groups assume the role of a US president, examine primary source documents, and based on this limited information, must make a decision about the United States' actions during the Vietnam War.

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#### Trench Warfare in World War I

To gain a deeper understanding of the conditions in the trenches during World War I, class members engage in an experiential activity and then research topics related to the exercise. A very powerful and thought provoking activity.

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#### Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...

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#### The Holocaust: The Art of Memory

Never Forget. As part of a study of the Holocaust, class members watch a PowerPoint about Terezin and then read selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, and then craft...

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#### The Vietnam War and Protest Music

Here's a must-have resource for your Vietnam War curriculum file. Class members view a PowerPoint that details the background of the conflict and then examines the reasons for and the effects of protest songs on American attitudes toward...

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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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#### Learning to Look, Looking to Learn - Sunday Morning

Jerome Myers' depiction of the urban landscape in "Sunday Morning" is the focus of a series of activities that asks viewers to examine how an artist uses the elements of a painting to tell a story. The resource packet includes an image...

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#### Learning to Look, Looking to Learn - Peeling Onions

Lilly Martin Spencer's "Peeling Onions" is the subject of a series of exercises that model for learners how to use the elements of art to read a painting. A series of worksheets focus viewers' attention on how Spencer uses color and...

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#### Step-by-Step Strategies for Teaching Expository Writing

A carefully crafted, logically organized, 128-page packet is an excellent addition to your unit on expository writing.

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#### War Horse and WWI Poetry

Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library. As part of their study of War Horse individuals create an anthology of World War I poetry.

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#### Advanced Word

How do you manage the formatting of a lengthy document, like a research paper or dissertation, in Microsoft Word? Discover how to use built-in tools to organize research and citations in a Word processing document, automate tedious...

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#### Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...

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#### Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders

This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “To Fulfill These Rights”

"Equal opportunity . . . is not enough." Johnson's 1965 commencement address to the learners at Howard University provides an opportunity for participants to see how education was a key element in his vision for civil rights.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr., Excerpt of Telephone Conversation

Imagine listening in on a conversation between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as Johnson outlines the support he needs from King to pass the legislation required for programs essential for "The Great...

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Citizen Letters to President and Mrs. Roosevelt Concerning the Depression

A letter addressed to President Roosevelt and another addressed to Eleanor Roosevelt offer insight not only into these two amazing historical figures, but also into the struggles people faced during the Great Depression.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address

Young historians will learn not to fear primary source materials (or fear itself, for that matter) thanks to this resource that uses Franklin D. Roosevelt's March 4, 1933 Inaugural Address to model how to conduct a close reading of such...

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Excerpts from Fireside Chat on Economic Conditions

Franklin D. Roosevelt's April 14, 1938 Fireside Chat on economic conditions provides young historians an opportunity to polish their primary source comprehension skills. A great resource to add to you curriculum library.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: John T. McCutcheon, “A Wise Economist Asks a Question”

No joke! Kids learn how to read political cartoons using McCutcheon's drawing as a starting point and then progressing to other images found online.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Theodore Roosevelt, Excerpt from “The Man in the Arena” Speech

Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena" speech not only provides individuals with a chance to develop their reading skills but also provides much food for thought about current political situations. Cynics, fops, and voluptuaries...

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Theodore Roosevelt, Excerpt from “The Square Deal” Speech

Talk about a timely resource! As part of a series of primary source exercises, individuals read and respond to questions about Theodore Roosevelt's "The Square Deal" speech. Roosevelt reminds us of what our social system should be.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Udo J. Keppler, “Next!”

Standard Oil's stranglehold on the US government is the subject of a 1904 political cartoon. Kids use the questions on the provided worksheet to prompt their analysis of this primary source.

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#### Total Solution for the GED Test

Searching for GED test prep materials? Look no further, as this resource is the ultimate, comprehensive package of GED practice tests.

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#### Primary Source Worksheet: Grant E. Hamilton, “I Rather Like That Imported Affair”

Political cartoons are primary source documents and learning to read them can be a challenge. Challenge the reading skills of your class with a political cartoon featuring rough and ready, Teddy Roosevelt.

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#### Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills

From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.

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#### See 'n Sew: Fun Sewing Projects

This is a fantastic guide to conducting sewing projects with beginners, complete with reference and worksheets, assessments, patterns for projects, and clear instructions for the teacher. It's an all-in-one resource!

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#### If the Shoe Fits!

Solve a crime while solving math problems! Young detectives will determine who broke into the school while exploring data sets. Learners take information about shoe prints and plot, analyze, and discuss the shape and spread of data.

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#### Active Learning and Note Taking Guide

Designed for parent and guardians, this 368-page, eight unit, interactive, skill-building packet models Cornell note taking methods and reading strategies. A tremendous resource for homeschoolers as well as classrooms.

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#### The Freedom Rides of 1961

Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...