Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Direct variation is taught using a simulated oil spill, using toilet paper tissues (to represent land) and drops of vegetable oil (to simulate oil).
Use a scene from Alice in Wonderland to introduce negative exponents and the rules for dividing powers.
Explore quadratic functions by using a motion detector known as a Calculator Based Ranger (CBR) to examine the heights of the different bounces of a ball.
Understand Ceremony in the context of the “monomyth,” as defined by Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Define a project and meet with a community partner. Present the community problem and proposed solutions to a special session of the city council.
Students learn the conditional tense in French while discussing different communities.
Simulate the writing of a constitution for the hypothetical country of Permistan.
Conduct an opinion poll on racial profiling. Physically engage students by having them move around from “Agree” to “Disagree” to “Undecided” positions during discussion.
Visit a cultural center to see artifacts and hear first-person accounts of the victimization of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Help students understand the political underpinnings of Abiodun Oyewole's spoken word poetry and learn how to express their own political beliefs.
Make connections between newspaper articles and issues Butler raises in the book. Encourage students to involve themselves politically by writing letters that call for social justice.
Discuss the Chinese practice of footbinding and then explore how contemporary American women suffer to make themselves conform to society's standards of beauty.
Provide students with a window into the culture of Chiapas, and enable them to understand how the texts are related using the bilingual picture book "The Story of Colors /La Historia de los Colores."
Compare trickster figures in this poem with the same type of character in other literature.
Use family photographs to contextualize the familial experience of Momaday's work, and to respond through creative writing.
Immerse students in Asian American culture with a class trip to Chinatown in Los Angeles. Create Japanese renga poems to describe the experience.
Manipulatives visually represent the steps taken to obtain the solution to an algebraic equation.
The class learns about basic recursion by exploring patterns in the data they generate from two simple probability-based experiments.
Prior to the 2002 mayoral election in Newark, New Jersey, students study the candidates’ positions on issues they have chosen to track.
Create a brochure promoting a European city and write a letter proposing future plans to improve it.
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