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The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson and the Growth of Party Politics
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Changes in voting qualifications and participation, the election of Andrew Jackson, and the formation of the Democratic Party"”due largely to the organizational skills of Martin Van Buren"”all contributed to making the election of 1828 and Jackson's presidency a watershed in the evolution of the American political system.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
ASCD Professional Learning Solutions for Educators
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They offer a variety of options including a PD Online interactive course catalog, free webinar series, extensive library of videos demonstrating effective teaching practices through their PD Infocus, their My Teach Source provides classroom-focused topic packs with teacher-driven articles, videos, checklists, rubrics, reproducibles, links, and more to begin implementing right away.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
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Full Course
Interactive
Lesson
Author:
ASCD
Date Added:
03/20/2020
Abraham Lincoln on the American Union: "A Word Fitly Spoken"
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By examining Lincoln's three most famous speeches the Gettysburg Address and the First and Second Inaugural Addresses in addition to a little known fragment on the Constitution, union, and liberty, students trace what these documents say regarding the significance of union to the prospects for American self-government.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Acids and bases
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In this section we will be talking about the basics of acids and bases and how acid-base chemistry is related to chemical equilibrium. We will cover acid and base definitions, pH, acid-base equilibria, acid-base properties of salts, and the pH of salt solutions.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Adding vectors algebraically & graphically
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To add the vectors (x₁,y₁) and (x₂,y₂), we add the corresponding components from each vector: (x₁+x₂,y₁+y₂). Here's a concrete example: the sum of (2,4) and (1,5) is (2+1,4+5), which is (3,9). There's also a nice graphical way to add vectors, and the two ways will always result in the same vector.​​

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Advanced Combining: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
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Students learn to write descriptive sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases in this teacher-led lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Alaska Native Teens Help Researchers
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In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Native students contribute to research on how their environment is changing as a result of global warming.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alexis de Tocqueville on the Tyranny of the Majority
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"Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville is one of the most influential books ever written about America. While historians have viewed "Democracy" as a rich source about the age of Andrew Jackson, Tocqueville was more of a political thinker than a historian. His "new political science" offers insights into the problematic issues faced by democratic society.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Algae: Tiny Plants with Big Energy Potential
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Students are introduced to biofuels, biological engineers, algae and how they grow (photosynthesis), and what parts of algae can be used for biofuel (biomass from oils, starches, cell wall sugars). Through this lesson, plants—and specifically algae—are presented as an energy solution. Students learn that breaking apart algal cell walls enables access to oil, starch, and cell wall sugars for biofuel production. Students compare/contrast biofuels and fossil fuels. They learn about the field of biological engineering, including what biological engineers do. A 20-slide PowerPoint® presentation is provided that supports students taking notes in the Cornell format. Short pre- and post-quizzes are provided. This lesson prepares students to conduct the associated activity in which they make and then eat edible algal cell models.

Subject:
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Lessons
Author:
Lauren Jabusch
Date Added:
05/16/2017
Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groups
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The properties of organic molecules depend on the structure, and knowing the names of organic compounds allow us to communicate with other chemists. We'll be learning about different aspects of molecular structure, including common functional groups and conformations.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
11/17/2020
All about Linear Programming
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Students learn about linear programming (also called linear optimization) to solve engineering design problems. As they work through a word problem as a class, they learn about the ideas of constraints, feasibility and optimization related to graphing linear equalities. Then they apply this information to solve two practice engineering design problems related to optimizing materials and cost by graphing inequalities, determining coordinates and equations from their graphs, and solving their equations. It is suggested that students conduct the associated activity, Optimizing Pencils in a Tray, before this lesson, although either order is acceptable.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andi Vicksman
Maia Vadeen
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Russell Anderson
Ryan Sullivan
Date Added:
02/17/2021
Alloy Advantage
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Students define and classify alloys as mixtures, while comparing and contrasting the properties of alloys to those of pure substances. Students learn that engineers investigate the structures and properties of alloys for biomedical and transportation applications. Pre- and post-assessment handouts are provided.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janelle Orange
Date Added:
02/17/2021
American Diplomacy in World War II
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This four-lesson curriculum unit will examine the nature of what Winston Churchill called the "Grand Alliance" between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union in opposition to the aggression of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
The American War for Independence
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The decision of Britain's North American colonies to rebel against the Mother Country was an extremely risky one. In this unit, consisting of three lesson plans, students will learn about the diplomatic and military aspects of the American War for Independence.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Animal Survival
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Learn about the structure and function of living organisms by drawing an imaginary animal in the Take the Stage game show, ANIMAL SURVIVAL! Viewers become contestants on a game show and are challenged to draw an imaginary animal that could live and survive in either the desert, ocean, or the arctic tundra. When drawing the imaginary animal, the contestants write out two distinct structures and a function for each of the structures that help it survive. Learning Objective: Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive in a specific environment.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Associate Scientist Andres Berrio
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In this video segment produced for Teachers' Domain, Andres Berrio, an associate scientist at Biogen Idec, discusses what he has done to succeed in the biotechnology field.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Amgen Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/08/2009
Atoms, compounds, ions
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Chemistry is the study of matter, and all matter is made up of atoms. We will learn about elements, atomic number and mass, isotopes, moles (chemistry moles, not the animal), and compounds.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
11/17/2020
The Battle Over Reconstruction
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This curriculum unit of three lessons examines the social, political and economic conditions of the southern states in the aftermath of the Civil War and shows how these factors helped to shape the Reconstruction debate as well as the subsequent history of American race relations.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Bioengineering Body Parts
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, scientists discuss their attempts to grow human body parts in a jar.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
HHMI
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/01/2011
Biosensors for Food Safety
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How can you tell if harmful bacteria are in your food or water that might make you sick? What you eat or drink can be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins—pathogens that can be harmful or even fatal. Students learn which contaminants have the greatest health risks and how they enter the food supply. While food supply contaminants can be identified from cultures grown in labs, bioengineers are creating technologies to make the detection of contaminated food quicker, easier and more effective.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Evangelyn Alocilja
Hannah Miller
Lisa Wininger
Date Added:
02/17/2021
Bivariate relationship linearity, strength and direction
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Describe a bivariate relationship's linearity, strength, and direction. In other words, plotting things that take two variables into consideration and trying to see whether there's a pattern with how they relate.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Blacker Than Black
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In this video adapted from NASA, two members of a NASA research team working to produce carbon nanotubes share some background behind this new technology, show examples of how it will be useful, and explain the various tests being performed to ensure readiness for spaceflight.

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
10/28/2011
Brain Trauma
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Find out how serious head concussions can be in this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/18/2009
The Brain in Action
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This video segment from The Human Spark observes the brains responses to a series of cognitive tests.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
John Templeton Foundation
National Science Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
08/02/2011
Breathing Blue
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In this demonstration of chemical change, the presenter blows breath into a methylene blue solution releasing carbon dioxide which acidifies the water and changes it from a bright blue color to green.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Ohio Digital Classroom
WOSU
Date Added:
08/16/2009
Buffers, titrations, and solubility equilibria
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We can combine our knowledge of acids and bases, equilibrium, and neutralization reactions to understand buffers and titrations. Solubility equilibria will build on concepts from solubility, precipitation, and equilibrium.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
11/17/2020
The Building Blocks of Matter
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Students learn about atoms and their structure (protons, electrons, neutrons) — the building blocks of matter. They see how scientific discoveries about atoms and molecules influence new technologies developed by engineers.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
02/17/2021
The Business of Bioplastics
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This video excerpt from NOVA’s Making Stuff: Cleaner and accompanying demonstration introduce students to the production and importance of bioplastics, or plastics made from plant or animal products.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/09/2011