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Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Adapting and Modifying Sources

This activity demonstrates the range of ways that a primary source can be adapted and modified for students at different grade levels and reading levels.

Affirmative Action

Your new faculty advisory board just voted to change your university's admission policy. As dean of admissions, do you agree with the change that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race?

Alien Eyes

Explore parallax which causes each of your eyes to produce slightly different images. Then imagine yourself an alien and try to predict which images each of your four eyes see.

American Passages Archive

Access more than 3000 items including visual art, audio files, primary source materials and additional texts supporting and enriching the understanding of American Literature.

American Passages Slideshow

Create multi-media presentations in response to writing assignments and close reading activities, by pairing audio and visual artifacts from a database of 3000 items.

American Robin

Observe robins and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Amusement Park Physics

Are you really in danger when you are taking those hairpin turns and death-defying loops on a roller coaster? Discover how amusement park rides use the laws of physics to simulate danger, while keeping the rides safe.

Amusement Park Physics (Non-Flash Version)

Are you really in danger when you are taking those hairpin turns and death-defying loops on a roller coaster? Discover how amusement park rides use the laws of physics to simulate danger, while keeping the rides safe.

Analyzing a Lesson

Examine how elements of teaching for understanding are incorporated in a lesson. Enter your examples of how the element is used in the lesson, and then compare your answers to other teachers’ answers.

Analyzing Artifacts

Analyze historical artifacts by applying the same methods historians use to evaluate everyday items - from dishes, to clothing, to weapons - and consider what that data can tell you about the past.

Applied Genetic Modification

Explore practical uses of genetic engineering techniques to generate a plant that produces a hepatitis B protein for potential vaccine use. Examine the use of restriction enzymes for cloning and plasmid mapping. View non-Flash version.

Approaches in Practice: Treating Psychological Disorders

Explore the contemporary approaches used to understand, treat and prevent psychological disorders. Learn about these approaches and then put each into practice with a patient.

The Art of Creating a Poll

You are the head of the Public Relations committee for your hometown Waste Removal Department. Create a poll for your department to find out how the public feels about waste incineration.

Assessing Student Letters

Assess two drafts of students’ letters using criteria presented as a four-point-scale rubric.

Balancing Sources

Review primary sources that examine historical events. Choose several sources that represent different perspectives of the era and create a narrative that represents a balanced view.

Bald Eagles

Track bald eagle migration. Report your sightings and observations to the bald eagle tracking map.

Become a Spice Trader

Travel back to the Renaissance period as a Portuguese spice trader with a large sailing ship. Success brings riches, failure brings ruin, so carefully decide which route, crew size, and goods to trade, and where to stop along the way.

Bridging World History Archive

View more than 1500 items, including photos, documents, maps, and other items, ready for your research and classroom use. Browse by unit title, region, and/or time period.

Browse Artwork

Take a thematic approach to art history and appreciation. Use this tool to browse through 223 pieces of artwork by theme, period, region or medium.

Carbon Lab

Run this model of the carbon cycle to see how carbon circulates through the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and the earth's crust. Explore ways that human input might change global outcomes in the future.

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