W.11-12.7

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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An Atwood's Machine Inquiry Lab

High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Mass, acceleration, and friction are all part of our inquiry lab today!

 
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Close Reading: "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Considering the rhetorical situation and connections to the modern world are good strategies for entry into complex older texts.

 
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Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter From Birmingham Jail" Day 1

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Every word, phrase, or clause can have rhetorical purpose for building central ideas and appealing to an audience.

 
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Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter From Birmingham Jail" Day 3

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writers organize words and ideas to influence the audience's views on the central idea.

 
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Socratic Seminar: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (2 days)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Socratic seminars are wonderful for learning what students know and how engaged they are in a book or topic.

 
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Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
   

Setting the Stage for Courage and the American Revolution

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students review prior knowledge about the American Revolution and begin to consider the unit's unifying theme, courage.

 
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Analyzing "Silent Spring" & Researching Environmental Concerns

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Empower your students to analyze & evaluate Rachel Carson's expose on DDT, then encourage them to look into their own environmental issues!

 
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Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 1 of 3)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to win an argument? Finding credible evidence & turning it into a well-planned outline addressing the counterclaim is the first step!

 
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Pop Up Debates: Chasing the Dream or Fleeing an Inescapable Past?

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Objects in mirrors may be closer than they appear, but could someone tell Gatsby that they're still BEHIND him?

 
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Smart Phone Literature Project Day One

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Smart Phone Literature Project
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Smart Phone Literature Project
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se." ---Charles Eames

 
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Introducing the Research Paper & Returning to Naturalism

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Convincing your students to pick a research topic that INTERESTS them is at least half the battle. Win that fight with this inventory!

 
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An Inquiry Lab for Angled Projectiles

High School Physics » Unit: 2-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 2-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bang! Students use Nerf dart guns to explore projectile motion.

 
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What is science?

High School Science » Unit: The Nature of Science
High School Science » Unit: The Nature of Science
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Science is a work in progress... our theories are the best explanation based on available evidence, but are able to be changed in light of new evidence.

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Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 3 of 3)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Make an argument immersive by adding an oral component. It layers reading, writing, and speaking skills, and it's WAY easier to grade. Win!

 
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