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Sports Stats

Students learn to discuss their sports likes and dislikes in German. They then apply their knowledge of numbers in German to interpreting graphs.

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.

Systems and Interactions

Use Playdoh® and wax paper to simulate the collision between two tectonic plates.

Tableaux With a Twist

A variety of classroom experiences are designed to help students access the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, and interact with it in meaningful ways. 

Teaching Geography: Global Forces / Local Impact - Why Do We Measure the pH and Alkalinity of the Streams Near the Capital Area Greenbelt Trail?

Visits to local water quality monitoring sites facilitate investigation of human impact on water quality through the use of GIS software.

Teaching Literary Conversation

Read a shared book while writing notes for use in subsequent discussion. Read an independently chosen book each night.

Teaching Multigenre Writing: Laurie Swistak's Lesson

Gather facts on a topic, formulate questions and decide which writing genre or format to use to answer the questions.

Teaching Multigenre Writing: Mary Cathryn Ricker's Multigenre Unit

Produce an autobiographical booklet that includes at least 15 different genres—from poems, memoirs, letters and personal narratives to maps, photographs and drawings.

Teaching Persuasive Writing: Jenny Beasley's Editorial Unit

Choose an issue confronting the community and use persuasive strategies and techniques to write editorials.

Teaching Poetry: Jack Wilde, Distinguishing Poetry and Prose

Discover the differences between poetry and prose using the poem "The Truth About Why I Love Potatoes" by Mekeel McBride.

Teaching Poetry: Vivian Johnson's Lesson on Line Breaks

Read, discuss, write and share poems that exemplify the use of line breaks in poetry. 

Thematic Art Project

Explore, present, write, and discuss works of art from the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires through a variety of thematic lenses.

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.

Touring a French City

Students make buildings unique to the French culture and are assessed on cultural understanding, based on their explanation of what made their building uniquely French.

Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families

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

Variation, Heredity and Evolution

Grow "fast plants" and measure the variation in height. Calculate the average height with different numbers of plants to show the importance of sample size.

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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