Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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3 Read Strategy

This activity shows how reading a mathematics problem three times, with a different focus question each time, can help students make sense of a problem.

3D Figures/Isometric Dot Paper

Draw three-dimensional figures on two-dimensional isometric dot paper. Try holding the cubes in different orientations so you can see the possibilities in both the three-dimensional "real world" and the two-dimensional representations on paper.

Accuracy vs. Precision

Measure the length of the notepad and desk in millimeters and centimeters and their mass in kilograms and grams. Notice how the precision and accuracy differ for each measuring device.

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.

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 Robin

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

Analyzing a Project Description

Read the project description for students creating a children’s storybook. Analyze the text based on five elements (describe task, achieve authenticity, establish criteria, clarify strategies, communicate rubric).

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.

Annotating Text

In this activity, annotate an excerpt from Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave and then provide a written response about the passage.

Area Model for Multiplication

Area models offer a visual representation of mathematical operations. Here you will use area models to multiply and reduce fractions.

The Area Model

Use area models to find either the greatest common factor or the least common multiple of two numbers.

Argentina

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the Argentina episodes of Destinos.

Arm Span and Height Measurements

Measure your arm span and height. See how your measurements compare to others when your data is added to a data table and corresponding scatter plot.

Balance Scale Activity

Use your intuition about balance to keep a scale balanced.

Balancing Excesses and Deficits

Create a line plot [with dots] to represent stacks of coins. Then rearrange the dots to form different line plots and watch what happens to the mean.

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.

British and Metric Conversions

Learn to convert measurements from metric to English and vice versa, by learning the symbols used in both systems for properties such as mass, length, volume, and temperature.

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.

Build a Bridge Between Disciplines

Build a bridge between two disciplines by identifying a connecting concept, or idea that has value in both disciplines. Complete the structure by adding instructional activities that build students' understanding of the concept, within and across disciplines.

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