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STE(A)M Truck

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STE(A)M Truck is a mobile makerspace that inspires youth to tackle real problems with the support of community experts. We teach youth Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) by bringing tools, equipment and mentors directly to kids and allow youth to have fun while making things with their hands. STE(A)M Truck will have everything from 3D printers, laser cutters to saws and hammers. At ELC we will 1) introduce students to the array of maker tools, technologies and materials; 2) teach students a design thinking problem solving process; and 3) support students to design their solutions and, with the support of community experts, build them. Some past examples include; building a computer using e-waste, carving a wooden spoon, making your own jams and jellies, building your own design thinking toolbox or creating your own toys and games. Who knows what problems kids will want to tackle this summer. Learn more at

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: jason martin

Measuring Human Rights: High School Mathematics Unit

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In this unit, students will read and interpret primary sources to address the question “How do we measure the attainment of human rights?” By exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN’s Guide to Indicators of Human Rights, and data about development indicators from multiple databases, students will unpack the complexities of using indicators to measure human rights.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan

Author: Tamar Posner

Primary Source Exemplar: Life on the Move

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In this unit, students will explore the different forms of transportation over time—from the New World and early America, to present day—and their impact on society and the environment (Change and Continuity). They will explore the impact of the different forms of transportation on economics, migration, and geography (where people live and how they adapt their environment to their transportation need), as well as how to become critical readers by gathering information from a variety of primary and secondary sources to understand the impact of transportation on history.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Unit of Study

Authors: brent sackris, Mitzie Higa, Connie Williams, Rachel Hull, Kitty Rutherford

Primary Source Exemplar Template

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This is a blank template which provides users with the basic formatting to begin building Primary Source based lessons and units. Open this resource and choose "Remix this resource" to begin. Examples of completed exemplars have been added within the Table of Contents, under "Resource Sets"

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Admin, Odell Education