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Where Should You Build?

Plans are underway for three large building projects near Milehigh Volcano. You must examine soil samples at each site, decide whether or not it’s safe to build and then go to the press conference to report your findings

Which famous cathedral collapsed?

After looking at four photos of cathedrals, try to choose which one fell and see if you can determine, from the pictures, why it might have collapsed.

Which One of These Elements Doesn't Belong?

Use your knowledge of groups and periods on the Periodic Table. When you are presented with three elements, pick the one that doesn’t belong.

Who Says We're Alike?

You are working for candidate Fletcher. Read his political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, and decide which random sample increment to use when you conduct your first telephone poll of Republican women.

Whooping Cranes

Track the migration of whooping cranes, once on the verge of extinction. Follow new crane chicks from their hatching to the day they complete their first fall migration at 5 to 6 months of age.

Why did Copan Collapse?

What happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization? Study evidence of its monuments, soil and plants, homes, farms and archaeological remains and use your Copan journal to record important clues.

Wind Chill

Why do windy winter days seem so bitterly cold? Calculate the wind chill factor and find out.

Word Tiers

Identify three tiers of vocabulary words that present new vocabulary for your students, and then categorize words by tier in order to focus your teaching.

Working with the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)

The concept of the arithmetic mean and deviation from the mean can be graphically representated as a line plot. You will create a line plot to represent specified allocations of coins.

World History Traveler

Learn about patterns and processes that make up world history. Follow thematic pathways to explore a particular topic, or use bridges to make connections across time and space.

A Writers' Notebook

Virtually participate in a workshop of four high school teachers led by a renowned author. There are eight topics including “Hiding and Revealing with Language,” “Using Sensory Description,” and “Writing a Picture of Me”.

You Decide: Japanese American Internment

Read over discussions on the Japanese American interment and decide if it was appropriate. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: Jefferson or Hamilton?

Read statements by Jefferson and Hamilton on the role of government, the virtue of people, slavery, and the role of cities and decide who had the more enduring vision of America. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: The Atom Bomb

In the final days of World War II, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was President Truman correct in his decision? Compare your response to others.

You Decide: The Roaring Twenties?

Read about prohibition, prosperity, the role of the automobile and popular culture to decide if the 1920s were a roar or a big yawn. How would you describe the 1920s?

You Decide: The Women's Movement

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination according to sex. Did the feminist movement improve American women's lives?

You Decide: Washington or Du Bois?

During the early Progressive Era, two leaders dominated the debate over the best course for racial advancement in America. Who had the better vision for improving the conditions of African Americans in the early 1900s, Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. Du Bois?

You Decide: Wilderness Preservation

The Hetch Hetchy controversy caused Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson to examine their beliefs, and then act upon them in ways that would forever change the American landscape. Should they have been more active in preserving wilderness from development?

Your New Car: Lease or Buy?

Choosing whether to buy or lease a car depends on your individual circumstances, preferences, driving habits and budget. Use math and some basic car buying and leasing concepts to make the decision that's right for you.

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