Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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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.

Assessing Student Letters

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

Connecting Themes and Disciplines

Connect themes and content to teaching strategies and activities. Practice developing lesson ideas by listing new concepts you would teach and activities you would use to teach them.

Elements of Authentic Instruction

Analyze three classroom segments and identify teaching strategies that illustrate authentic instruction. Give examples to support your answer and compare your answers to those of other teachers.

Expansion Concentration

The name of an event, person or land acquisition will appear when you click on a square. Click on another square to match the event or person with the correct land acquisition in this two-minute game.

Find the Feature

Examine a map of the United States and correctly identify major geographic features such as mountains, rivers and oceans. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Identify the Tribe

Read the names of three Indian tribes and pick out the tribe that was not considered part of the same area as the others. You have 15 seconds to answer each question.

Locate the State

How many states can you identify?. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Making Connections in Your Teaching

Connect teaching goals with strategies that enhance learning. Select teaching goals, review the tips provided, then brainstorm and list strategies you would use to help students make connections. Compare your answers to other teachers' answers.

Powerful Teaching and Learning

Read the description of each segment, then identify up to three elements of powerful teaching and learning best represented in the segment. Once you've identified the elements, explain your answers.

Unity and Diversity

Analyze teaching strategies used in four classroom examples. Describe how the teachers incorporated themes of unity and diversity into their lessons and compare your answers to the sample answers provided.

US History Map Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test how much you know about major U.S geographic features, Indian tribes, states and regions, European colonists and territorial expansion. View your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

Using Artifacts

View an engraving and two photographs from U.S. history. As you view these resources, think about what you can identify and interpret through the images, and what kinds of questions you might generate if you were using these images to teach your students.

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