W.9-10.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

 
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Reflective Writing About You: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know How To Succeed in This Class

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Surveys and Seating Charts and Syllabi. Oh my! Students will address one of the "Big Questions" for the year to get them thinking about their origins (their lives and goals), cultural origins (myths), and story origins (plot and themes).

 
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back to school
   

Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Juxtaposition of a Character Soldier vs. POW (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student grapple with Vladek's strengths and weakness to determine who is the strongest Vladek: the soldier or the POW.

 
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working together
   

Using Student Carbon Footprint Data to Connect to the Climate Change Debate (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use a carbon footprint calculator and an online discussion forum to get your kids talking about climate change and how they can help!

 
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carbon footprint
   

Analyzing the Long Term Impact of Imperialism: Socratic Seminar

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening: Imperialism Seminar
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening: Imperialism Seminar
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today we will synthesize our reading and thinking about Imperialism as we discuss the costs and benefits of the historical and modern impacts of this foreign policy.

 
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Introduction to Locating Sources

10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today is all about putting what students learned yesterday into practice: locating sources and creating source cards.

 
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students examining books in the library of congress
   

There's a method to the madness

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The scientific method is a useful problem solving method for any situation.

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Africa: Accessing Prior Knowledge to Prepare for Analyzing Things Fall Apart

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How many countries in Africa? Languages spoken? Religion? Famous writers, musicians, athletes? What do you know about Africa?

 
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africa
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Evil and Damned: It sounds like witchcraft, but it's literary analysis.

 
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evil
   

Research Basics—Crafting an Essential Question and Claim

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will revisit elements of past projects to develop an essential question and claim for an argumentative essay.

 
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developing an eq
   

Gathering Evidence to Write Arguments on Demand

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students prepare to meet the demands of "on demand" argumentative writing

 
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magnifying glass
   

Do all Families Bleed History? Researching Current Events for Future Historical Significance

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate the timeline of their lives. What events will they bleed?

 
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ilp maus
   

The ABC's of Biology: Acids, Bases, and Compounds!

High School Biology » Unit: How It All Happens: An Introduction To Biochemistry
High School Biology » Unit: How It All Happens: An Introduction To Biochemistry
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What does it mean to have a pH of 2 versus a pH of 12? Students will discover first hand the pH values of unknown substances and construct their own model of the pH scale.

 
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Lights, Camera, Action - Student Inquiry Lab Presentations (Part 5 of 6)

High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today is the big day we have all been waiting for . . . Presentation Day! The student presenters will review the steps of the scientific method while honing their presentation skills through use of technology to effectively report their findings.

 
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Emily Dickinson: Simplicity of Language--A Life in Isolation

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Literal meaning and implied meaning can create confusion in readers; Dickinson's poetic descriptions of common things illustrate this to provide understanding for students.

 
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dickinson stamp
   

Inquiring Minds: Generating Research Questions and Leading in the Discovery

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text Focused Research
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text Focused Research
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Inquiring minds want answers in this lesson but they don't get them from me--they discover them in the research

 
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inquiry learning
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