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North America - San Antonio Growth and Expansion

Consider the impacts of human migration on physical and human systems and ask "where will the future growth of San Antonio occur?"

Overrun by Skeeters - Exponential Growth

This introduction to exponential functions considers the world population since 1650. In a simulation, the population grows at a random yet predictable rate.

Civics: Patriotism & Foreign Policy

What should the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world be? And what artifacts should be selected for a Museum of Patriotism and Foreign Policy?

Performing With Confidence

Students discuss a political election and hold a mock talk show in French.

The Phone Bill Problem - Linear Functions

Write an equation of a linear function when given a set of data. Interpret the meaning of the slope and y-intercept and then use the equation to find other values of x and y. 

Civics: Public Policy & the Federal Budget

Create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget, and then reflect on what was learned.

Reader Response: James Welch

James Welch's work is further understood by focusing on specific compelling and significant words.

Reader Response: Keith Gilyard

Small groups discuss several of the poems, and create their own visual "poemographies" in response to Gilyard's work.

Reader Response: Mourning Dove

In a traditional "lodge," students become part of a clan and members of a tribe who create and tell stories of their own.

Civics: Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Write summaries of Supreme Court cases that involve the constitutional rights of students. Role-play with lawyers presenting a hypothetical case to Justices who deliberate and present their opinions.

Russia - Yours, Mine, and Ours: Determining Boundaries

Learn about conflict by participating in a role-playing activity in the context of the fictional region of “Ugeria".

Skeeter Populations and Exponential Growth

Exponential functions are used to represent population growth.

Sports in Action

Students begin with learning and practicing German vocabulary, move to understanding and re-creating a new TPR story, and then finish by writing down the story in their own words.

Sub-Saharan Africa - Health Ratings for Sub-Saharan Africa

Research and consolidate demographic data, calculate health ratings and discuss conclusions.

Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya: The AIDS Epidemic

Through a role-playing exercise, understand the dissemination, causes, and effects of the AIDS epidemic in Kenya.

Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa Land Allocation

With a map and an assigned role, determine how to allocate land.

Things Fall Apart

Adapt any chapter as a script. Travel to a nearby African-American cemetery and research names of the dead. Conduct research projects on issues addressed in the novel.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Write a personal, reflective essay on civil rights and the treatment of various communities.

Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families

Study quadratic functions by examining the family of functions described by = a (x - h)2 + k. 

Very Varied - Inverse Variation

Compare the heights of a fixed amount of water poured into cylindrical containers of different sizes to the area of the containers' bases.

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