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Communicating Successfully in the Workplace: What It Takes
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What does it take to be successful in the workplace? This unit provides students with the opportunity to examine this question, evaluate what others say and form their own voice, and finally to express and share what they find. The materials are for the instructor and provide options to adapt to specfic students. learning needs,  and time frame.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Molly Berger
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Comparing and Contrasting : Experiences that Shape Us
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Comparing and contrasting our experiences with friends and family help us better understand our own identity.  Students will learn comparison/contrast language and practice using it through an activity, two different graphic organizers, classroom discussion and conversations with their parents to better understand each other, their parents and themselves.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Teri Knight
Oregon Open Learning
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Comparison and Contrast Guide
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The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/19/2013
Constructing a Paragraph
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Students will construct a paragraph using an organizational strategy (TIQA-TIQA-C) and apply that strategy as they write about and characterize the protagonist in Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
10/06/2015
Continental Drift: What's the Big Idea?
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the theory that explains the position of Earth's continents was established and later modified, and gain important insights into how science and the scientific community operate.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Geoscience
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Physical Science
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Walmart Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
07/23/2020
Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
04/05/2019
Cornell Notes
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In this lesson Students use the Cornell notes tool (developed by Walter Pauk from Cornell University) to do close reading of informational text. Students will be able to read closely and analyze the key details of what they read. Students will be able to summarize informational text.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
08/12/2013
The Crucible Pre-Reading Lesson
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An introductory lesson for a unit on Puritan literature. Introduces students to the history of the Puritan movement as well as common Puritan beliefs and values.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
10/15/2015
The Crucible Unit
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This unit explores multiple themes in both the play The Crucible and real historical contexts in order to deepen our understanding of human nature while sharpening our literary analysis skills. As students read, heavy emphasis is placed on using textual evidence to support character and theme analysis. Students will also work on strengthening research skills. The summative assessment involves analyzing how a common theme can be seen during both the play and the McCarthy trials based on analysis of a variety of sources.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Date Added:
07/22/2019
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Film and Music Production
General Law
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Speaking and Listening
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
04/04/2022
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Film and Music Production
General Law
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Speaking and Listening
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
08/05/2019
Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage
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Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, "Rite of Passage.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
Digital Media Literacy in English Language Arts
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This resource provides a description and links to the original materials for a multi-day unit created by teacher-librarians at Highline Public Schools. The unit shows 9th grade students how to access, analyze, evaluate, and cite information sources.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
English Language Arts
Information Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Lesley James
Kim Meschter
Meghan Terwillegar
Kelli McSheehy
Date Added:
04/13/2022
Digital Survival Skills & MisinfoNight (Updated)
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In this unit students will reflect on their own media environment, understand how cognitive bias and social media algorithms influence that environment, and learn how to investigate new sources and claims online. These activities culminate in a student-led "social science fair" MisinfoNight event where they present their new skills and knowledge to family members to help them become more savvy information consumers. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Journalism
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Liz Crouse
Shawn Lee
Date Added:
07/29/2022
Digital Survival Skills Module 1: My Media Environment
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The information revolution of the 21st century is as significant and transformative as the industrial revolution of the 19th century. In this unit, students – and by proxy their families – will learn about the challenges of our current information landscape and how to navigate them. This unit is split into four modules. These modules can be done sequentially or stand on their own, depending on students’ needs and teachers’ timeframes. In this module (1 of 4), students analyze their own use of online social media platforms and learn how filter bubbles and confirmation bias shape the content of their media environment. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Information Science
Journalism
Material Type:
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Liz Crouse
Shawn Lee
Date Added:
03/08/2020
Disaster Simulation Infographic
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The goal for this lesson is to increase student comprehension and problem-solving skills by emphasizing real-world problems and encouraging students to be proactive in solving those problems. Description of classroom, grade level, and students: This assignment is for a 10th grade English II classroom, ranging from AP to standard student populations.Prior Knowledge of Subject: Students possess a prior knowledge about tornado activity, severe thunderstorms, and earthquakes due to living in Oklahoma.Length of Lesson: Students will be allotted 10 class periods of 45 minutes in class. They are also allowed to work on this assignment outside of class, if needed.

Subject:
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Geology
Physical Geography
Public Relations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lori Hartin
Date Added:
06/06/2016