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La Tecnología Ha Evolucionado (12th Grade), Josie Hammons Jun 2017

La Tecnología Ha Evolucionado (12th Grade), Josie Hammons

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This unit is designed so that students will be able to explain the purpose of varying types of technology in Spanish. Additionally, students will recognize that “technology” does not have to mean something electronic, but even the wheel, writing, and medicine are also forms of technology -- tools that humans use on a regular basis. Because they use technology in their everyday life, students will most certainly learn vocabulary relevant to their everyday lives. They will read articles about the power (literal and figurative) that comes with access to technology, as well as articles that express what it means to not ...


Bamboo People—An Interdisciplinary Unit For High School, Mitzi Moore Aug 2011

Bamboo People—An Interdisciplinary Unit For High School, Mitzi Moore

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A summer assignment asks students to read the book Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins, and complete assignments in every class that are connected to the book. At the beginning of the school year, teachers use the assignments to extend the learning and help students understand the major themes of the book (child soldiers, landmines, literacy, and service to others). A video conference with the author is planned, as well as interactions with people familiar with modern-day Myanmar/Burma. The culminating activity is to bring all the assignments together in one place by publishing a blog post.


Global Environmental Problems, The Isa Way, Mitzi Moore, Kathleen Pedder Aug 2011

Global Environmental Problems, The Isa Way, Mitzi Moore, Kathleen Pedder

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This unit asks freshmen to verbally advocate for an assigned policy option from an assigned roll, during a simulation in which they work in teams to influence a mock Presidential Advisory Panel on Environmental Issues. Learning the content (global environmental problems), researching, and collaborating to establish a position will take one month and be taught primarily through Biology and World Geography classes, with support from Math and Multimedia. They will also read Ishmael in English class, and extend their understanding of sustainability issues by taking a week-long field trip immediately following the simulation.


Our World In Space [6th Grade], Courtney Spickelmier Jul 2008

Our World In Space [6th Grade], Courtney Spickelmier

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All the components of our solar system and universe function as a system. • Gravity is the force that holds our solar system and our universe together. • Our sun and our solar system is one of hundreds of billions in our galaxy and our galaxy is one of hundreds of billions in our universe. • As Technology (including telescopes, satellites, and space travel) expands so does our knowledge of our universe, but our knowledge and technology is limited.