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100 Documents.pdf
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Students were randomly assigned a document from the list of 100 Milestone Documents compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. They researched the document and completed several projects based on it including an essay, an oral presentation and a reading project. Based on the document, Executive Order 9066: Resulting in the Relocation of Japanese (1942). students chose a book to read and then share with a project of their own choosing. This student read Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata and then created a scrapbook about the book and its connection to the document. Students were given a checklist/rubric of the required elements for the project.

Subject:
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
01/31/2019
10X Bigger!
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Students will explore multi-digit numbers and the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds; a digit in one place is 10x the digit in the place to its right. Students will use their bodies to represent digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundredths place and compare these numbers using <, =, >. Students will use their bodies as multi-digit numbers to add and subtract.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/08/2019
2020 Resources U.S. Census
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New activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. The decennial count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more. PreK-grade 12.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Us Census Bureau
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Baseball: As American as Apple Pie
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This is an annotated collection of Library of Congress resources about America's pastime. It includes early baseball pictures, baseball songs and stories, baseball cards, the first all-professional baseball team in America (the Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1869), Cy Young, Ty Cobb, home run kings, and letters and speeches by Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
02/06/2004
Can SpaceX's BFR send the first humans to Mars?
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Students first read an article on how SpaceX's reusable rockets could revolutionize space travel. They then conduct an investigation with straw rockets and a rubber band to test how elastic potential energy is converted into gravitational potential energy. Students then read an article on the new SpaceX rocket design that could take hundreds of people to Mars and discuss where humans should explore in outer space.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Science
Earth and Space Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Civil Air Patrol STEM Resources.pdf
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The Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force affiliate) has many STEM lessons and kits available to educators for a one-time fee. The kits include robotics, microcontrollers, telescoopes, flight simulators and others.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
05/21/2019
Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War
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This activity explores how and why war has been photographed and affords students an opportunity to see bias within war reporting. In addition to analyzing war photographs, students learn about Mathematics and Statisticsew Brady's process for photographing the Civil War and how photographic equipment has improved over time.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Journalism
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/07/2000
The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: the Hetch Hetchy Controversy
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This is a two-part teaching unit about the controversy among conservationists over a proposal to turn part of Yosemite National Park into a dam to furnish water to San Francisco. The first part explores the history of the conservation movement in general, while the second links to primary records, such as Congressional debates, of Hetch Hetchy itself.

Subject:
Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/07/2000
Constitution Toolkit
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This site includes images of newspaper articles (1787), notes Washington and Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution (1787-88), Jefferson's chart of state votes (1788), Washington's diaries (1786-89), Hamilton's speech notes for proposing a plan of government, a Philadelphia map (1752), the broadside Bill of Rights (1791), and other artifacts.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
09/21/2005
Could climate change affect when trees change their leaves?
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Students begin lesson my watching a video on why leaves change color in the fall. They then read an article on how climate change could affect when trees change their leaves. Finally, they do a leaf chromatography to seperate the pigments of leaves of different colors.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Dear Depression
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This is a creative writing personal narrative student project. It is a powerful personal story about one student's journey through depression. After writing it I encouraged her to put images to it. She created it a Google slideshow and then uploaded it to WeVideo and recorded a voice over.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Writing
Health
Guidance and Counseling
Social Emotional Learning
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jade Pevley
Lori Lee
Date Added:
03/08/2019
Digital Safety and Citizenship Modules
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This is a google slides presentation that requires students to complete various tasks related to the following topics:
a) web safety
b) website evaluation
c) copyright
d) plagiarism
e) citations

Students then choose one of those topics and produce an artifact that reviews what was learned within the modules. Project choices include a video, podcast or infographic.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
02/20/2019
Elections
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This site looks at American political parties of the past, presidential inaugurations, images of presidents and first ladies, our first uniform election day, political cartoons by Herbert Block (Herblock) and Pat Oliphant, the 1877 electoral commission created by Congress to resolve the disputed presidential election of 1876, the 19th and 24th amendments (ending the poll tax and giving women the right to vote), and the Nixon-Kennedy debates.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
01/06/2005
Exploration and Explorers
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This site looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese encounters in America, the Dutch in America, exploration and settlement of America from British and American points of view, Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, and early images of the U.S.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
11/30/2004
Exploring Place Value – Number Architects and Demolition Crews!
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Students will explore the concepts of place value, moving their bodies in a variety of ways to represent the tens and ones places. They will express place value with unifix cubes and drawings as they compose and decompose two-digit numbers

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/08/2019
Fill up the Canvas
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features journal entries from 20 points in the journey of Lewis and Clark: mission preparations, winter in St. Louis, first council with Indians, death of Sergeant Floyd, first killing of a buffalo, Sioux camps, near run-in with Teton Sioux, Rocky Mountains, Nez Perce, falls of the Columbia River, and others. The site also provides letters from Thomas Jefferson to Lewis and Clark; images of people, places, plants, and animals; and maps.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
04/23/2004
Found Poetry
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This is a teaching unit that leads students to the famous Federal Writers Project and gets them started writing found poems. Among the examples is a free verse poem written after reading an account of surviving the Blizzard of 1888.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
01/07/2000
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
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This site presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The first release of the Douglass Papers contains 2,000 items (16,000 images) that span the years 1841 to 1964 and relate to Douglass's life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/11/2003
From Fantasy to Flight
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This site provides photos, letters, articles, and resources for learning about the history of flight -- aircraft and balloons, Alexander Graham Bell's aerodynamic studies, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky's helicopters, and Amelia Earhart.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
04/20/2004
Google Slides Mission TEMPLATE
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Students have to complete various tasks that show their mastery of features found within Google Slides. Example: Change the background of this slide to a beach. This has been adapted from an original work authored by Catlin Tucker.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Catlin Tucker
Date Added:
02/19/2019
Grade 5 Math Module 1
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In Module 1, students‰Ûª understanding of the patterns in the base ten system are extended from Grade 4‰Ûªs work with place value of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths to the thousandths place. In Grade 5, students deepen their knowledge through a more generalized understanding of the relationships between and among adjacent places on the place value chart, e.g., 1 tenth times any digit on the place value chart moves it one place value to the right. Toward the module‰Ûªs end students apply these new understandings as they reason about and perform decimal operations through the hundredths place.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/01/2019
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts
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This activity aims to enhance reading and understanding of The Grapes of Wrath through ethnographic research -- collections of sound recordings, drawings, photos, fieldnotes, and correspondence. Students show how cultural artifacts support one of themes in the novel.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
04/23/2004
Her Story
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offers photos, diaries, and timelines for learning about women pioneers, women during the Civil War, women's suffrage in the Progressive Era, eight women who served on the front during World War II, First Ladies, literature about women and discrimination, African-American women in the sciences, women in Muslim societies, Native American women writers, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mead, research in women's history, and more.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/07/2004
Immigration
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This site looks at European and Chinese immigration to the U.S., early 20th century immigration documents, 350 years of Jewish life in America, America as a religious refuge (17th century), Irish words, the Tenement Museum in New York City, and the first Yiddish cookbook in America. The website includes images of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, stories of immigrants, and interactive timelines and maps showing immigration patterns.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
11/23/2004
Indian Boarding Schools
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In the late 1800s, the United States supported an educational experiment that the government hoped would change the traditions and customs of American Indians. Special boarding schools were created in locations all over the United States with the purpose of "civilizing" American Indian youth . Thousands of Native American children were sent far from their homes to live in these schools and learn the ways of white culture. Many struggled with loneliness and fear away from their tribal homes and familiar customs. Some lost their lives to the influenza, tuberculosis, and measles outbreaks that spread quickly through the schools. Others thrived despite the hardships, formed lifelong friendships, and preserved their Indian identities. Through photographs, letters, reports, interviews, and other primary documents, students explore the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
04/09/2004
Lewis and Clark
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This site offers maps, manuscripts, timelines, and photos related to the famed expedition. It includes resources for learning about Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, Congress's role in the Louisiana Purchase, and Thomas Jefferson's life-long commitment to western exploration.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/23/2004
Literature and Poetry Themed Resources
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Access historic documents related to literature and poetry including selected Walt Whitman notebooks, digitized rare books, and presentations on a variety of literary figures ranging from Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley to Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
06/12/2006
Science Over Everything
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Science Over Everything is a blog dedicated to helping middle and high school students understand current events in science and why they are relevant to their daily lives. Our site is intended to be a resource for teachers, providing each blog post with classroom activities to help the students comprehend what they are reading and fit the articles in a school's curriculum.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Geology
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
08/22/2019
Science and Technology and Invention
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This collection looks at inventors and inventions that changed our lives: the telegraph, photophone, animation, sewing machine, ice cream cone, nuclear fission, flight, and others. It includes Thomas Edison's journals and failed inventions, and Alexander Graham Bell's notebook entry describing the first successful experiment with the telephone (March 10, 1876). George Westinghouse, James Smithson, Benjamin Banneker, and Samuel Morse are among others profiled.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
05/05/2004
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. We are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. We believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials we seek to strengthen people's engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others. Smithsonian Folkways is part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Our mission is the legacy of Moses Asch, who founded Folkways Records in 1948 to document "people's music," spoken word, instruction, and sounds from around the world. The Smithsonian acquired Folkways from the Asch estate in 1987, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has continued the Folkways commitment to cultural diversity, education, increased understanding, and lively engagement with the world of sound.

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Discover The Island Cultures Of The South Pacific Their Musical Expressions With Songs Crafts Games Uses Recordings Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Rhythmic Game Songs The Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea Flute Playing
In This Lesson Are Opportunities For Teaching Learning About Some Ways In Which Music Is Aligned With Visual Art A Sampling Of Songs Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Is Presented Alongside The Cover Art Relevant To The Songs Several Well-known Pieces Are Featured The Wide Array Of Recordings First Envisioned Folkways Record' Founder Moses Asch In The
In This Series Of Three Lessons Students Will Engage With Latvian Folk Music Culture History Through Critical Listening Singing Movement Dance Instrumental Performance
Introduce Students To The Melodic Rhythms Of The Tabla
Students Learn The Four Shapes Used In Sacred Harp Singing Sing The Shapes Of Yankee Doodle In A Key Appropriate To Their Voices They Sing The Melody Part Of Chester A Revolutionary-era Tune William Billings If They Are Old Enough Able To Do So They Try A Two-part Version Melody Harmony
Teach The History Geography Of Turkey Focusing On The Anatolia Region
The Following Is Designed For Elementary Middle General Classroom Music Students Can Be Easily Adapted For Other Types Of Music Classes
This Lesson Is Intended To Introduce Students To The Music Of The American Folk Revival That Developed Between The With Notable Figures Such As Pete Seeger Burl Ives Jean Ritchie Paul Robeson Many Others
Through Active Listening Discussions Of Cultural Context Re-creating Ostinati Pentatonic Melodies Students Will Experience Two Contrasting Examples Of The Music Of The Khmer People Of Cambodia
Use Lively Recordings Videos Celebrated
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Starting a Cyber Club
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The Cyber Club Toolkit is designed to hep schools and other civic organizations create and run cyber clubs in Ohio.

The toolkit will include cyber security activities, career resources and other links to help students understand how cyber security impacts everyone and that there are significant current and future employment opportunities in this field.

Many of these materials will be created by Ohio educators, industry partners and government agencies and will be available for school, after school clubs and other youth organizations in Ohio.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Information Technology
Computer Science
Information and Communications Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
John Wiseman
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Student Success Resource Library
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The Student Success Resource Library provides tools and resources to help schools keep all students engaged and on a clear path to successfully graduate. There are resources that can help districts meet state policies around identification and intervention for students at risk of dropping out. And when each of the 1.8 million Ohio students in grades K–12 graduate, we also want them to be working in or preparing for the jobs of their dreams. The Resource Library includes materials that support the implementation of a strategic and sustainable career advising policy, from middle school through graduation.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Guidance and Counseling
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Battelle for Kids
Date Added:
07/15/2019
Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes
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This lesson involves students in examining primary source documents related to the women's suffrage movement. Students identify methods used to change attitudes about suffrage for women and then create original documents encouraging citizens to vote in current elections.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
08/18/2004