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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags district & gr9-12

October 2008


Welcome to the Virtual Library of Conceptual Units. The Virtual Libray includes conceptual teaching units for middle and high school English/Language Arts classes. These units have been designed by preservice and practicing teachers at The University of Georgia. The units follow principles of curriculum and instruction developed by George Hillocks, Jr., (see, e.g., Dynamics of English Instruction, Grades 7-12, by Hillocks, McCabe, and McCampbell; Random House, 1971). The process for designing these units is described in Peter Smagorinsky's Teaching English through Principled Practice (Merrill/Prentice-Hall, 2002) and Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units (Heinemann, 2008; an online Instructor's Guide is available for this book as well).The units are designed to cover 4-6 weeks (assuming daily class periods of 45-55 minutes). Each is organized around a concept such as a theme (e.g., Coming of Age), genre (e.g., satire), strategy (e.g., understanding irony), literary period (e.g., Victorian Age), movement (e.g., Transcendantalism), region (e.g., Authors of Georgia), or author (e.g., the works of Emily Dickinson).

March 2006

The Renaissance Connection

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With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.

December 2005

Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation

Engaging presentation illustrates the growth of the US from Post American Revolution through Post Civil War.

NCTM : Illuminations Lessons

Interactive Math tools for grades for K-12. Accompanied by lesson plans and NCTM standards

November 2005

ScienceMystery:Info for Teachers

Nine engaging, interactive science mysteries combining logical thinking and problem solving.Mysteries span grades 5-12. Have a look!

October 2005

WisWeb Math Applets Gr 7-12

Applets designed for middle school and beyond.

Edgar Allen Poe: The Interactive Raven

Welcome to TeachersFirst's "Interactive Raven," a look at the vocabulary and literary devices in Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, The Raven. This unit lets users view each stanza of the poem, pointing out Poe's use of some common literary devices. By moving the mouse over the highlighted words, users can learn more about Poe's use of these devices. They include:

September 2005

Manipula Math Applet Collection

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All applets are visual and animation-oriented. Moving figures on the screen help students to grasp the meaning of mathematical ideas intuitively.

July 2005

Sense and Dollars

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The Sense and Dollars site was developed to help middle and high school students come to grips with some of the basic principles of personal finance and economics. Lots of interactive activities and teacher guide.

Word Games for LATIN

Fun, interactive games for learning latin vocabulary

Math Tutorials for the SAT

The purpose of the tutorials is to help you learn important concepts and techniques that are essential in solving problems that commonly appear on the mathematics section of the SAT*. Fear not! Physics. Explained. Finally.

Great site to play with the laws of physics. Teachers can use. Linked with which enables assignements and quizzes to be created from the site.

Becoming Human

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Extraordinary interactive documentary that tells the story of our origins. Journey through 4 million years of human evoltion with anthropologist, Don Johnason Several lesson plans related to evolution that may be appropriate for middle school.

20th Century Heroes and Villains

The twentieth century has seen great deeds of heroism and bravery by significant leaders and the average people. It is also a time when some of those who have have risen to lead countries might classified as 'Villains'. Based on little seen documents from the National Arhives of events or episodes surrounding Churchill, Kennedy, Truman, Stalin, or Mussolini, you are asked to judge whether the figure in question is 'a hero or a villain?'

Virtual Laboratory

Collection of Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Science. Appropritate for high school, college, and gr8 Physical Science units.

Java Applets on Physics

Many interactive physics applets that demonstrate various concepts. Appropriate for HS and college. Some applets useful for grade 8 Physical Science units.

Physics Free Fall

This is a simple but effective applet that allows students to measure free fall times and average velocities as a function of distance.

Project Interactivate

The goals of Project Interactivate are the creation, collection, evaluation, and dissemination of interactive Java-based courseware for exploration in science and math.

Animal Diversity Web

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Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan