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AP U.S. Government & Politics
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This course contains five projects that are organized around the following question: “What is the proper role of government in a democracy?” Each project involves political simulations through which students take on roles that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.Founders' IntentElectionsSupreme CourtCongressGovernment in ActionOpenly licensed PDF unit plans of all the above units are available at this Sprocket Lucas Education Research Platform (scroll to bottom of web page).Alternately, educators may sign up for free access to the online AP U.S. Government and Politics course that includes additional instructional supports:https://sprocket.lucasedresearch.org/users/sprocket_access

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Social Studies
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Full Course
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Knowledge in Action
Lucas Education Research
University of Washington
Date Added:
01/15/2019
Alcatraz 360°
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In the yard outside the administration block, Alcatraz actually looks very idyllic on a sunny day with a nice view over the bay, San Francisco and the bridges...

You can also see this 360° photosphere panorama with for example Google Cardboard and Ocolus Rift VR headsets:

presence.outliers.es/https://www.flickr.com/photos/stignygaard/24649255286.

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Social Studies
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Author:
Stig Nygaard
Date Added:
03/08/2021
Ancient Civilizations and the Modern World
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Students will understand how ancient civilzations developed based on the local physical features and how the boundaries of early civilizations compare to their modern counterparts.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
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09/30/2021
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Angel Island
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Students will learn about the importance and impact of immigration to the building of the United States of America.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
08/26/2021
Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit
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This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language Arts and for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies with the existing Utah Social Studies Standards. The students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions. For a more thorough summary see the Background For Teachers section.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/05/2021
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Author Study of Patricia Polacco's Family Stories
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Patricia Polacco's family stories provide an interesting and neutral way to begin discussions about families. Students can make connections from their own family experiences to some of her family experiences.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/26/2021
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Author Study of Patricia Polacco's Family Stories
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Patricia Polacco's family stories provide an interesting and neutral way to begin discussions about families. Students can make connections from their own family experiences to some of her family experiences.

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
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08/12/2021
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Bear and Deer Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the "Bear and Deer" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.  Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Being Muslim in America: Acts of Courage and Healing
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Eight Muslim Americans living in Colorado with family histories from eight separate Muslim-majority countries, share their personal stories. They describe incidents of Islamophobia, as well as the healing processes they have experienced in their workplaces, in their neighborhoods, and through supportive organizations. @2017

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Social Studies
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Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Being Muslim in America: An Afghan American Family Story
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Jamshid and Huma Ebadi both came to the United States as young children with their families from Afghanistan under harrowing circumstances. As adults, with a young family of their own, they now live in a suburb of Denver, CO. Hear their stories of love, compassion, and of hope. @2017

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Social Studies
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Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Black Death Math/Economics
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Examine relationships between significant events and ideas and their influence on systems of government (e.g. the rise of the merchant class, the Magna Carta, the impact of the Black Death, Germanic tribes, feudalism, manors, city-states).

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Social Studies
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Lesson
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/11/2021
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Capturing Utah's Symbols and Landmarks
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Students will take digital pictures of Utah symbols and landmarks they find in their neighborhoods or communities. They will email them to their teacher, and the teacher will put them into a slideshow or movie to share with the class. This lesson was created by Traci Rindlisbach. 

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Causes of WWI (An Introductory Lesson)
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An introductory lesson that overviews the four main causes of World War I.Lesson focuses mainly on Conflict, Imperialism, Militarism, Nationalism and System of Alliances.Enduring Understanding:Students will understand the causes and effects of WWI on our world today.

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Social Studies
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/11/2021
A Comprehensive Outline Of World History
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A textbook that covers major events from the beginning of time until 1900. The text is divided first by time period and then by region and country within the period. Learn about the following topics in this world history textbook:Ice Age, Neanderthals, Mesolithic Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age,  Ancient Egypt, Greek Empire, Roman Empire, Nomads, Han Dynasty, Mayan Empire, Byzantine Empire, Dark Ages, Barbarians, Turkish Empire, Viking Empire, Vikings, Charlemagne, Classical Period, Middle Ages, Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Black Death, Plague, Colonization, America, Pilgrims, Ottoman Empire, American Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Reconstruction, Renaissance, Age of Discovery, Elizabethan Era, Reformation Era, Age of Enlightenment. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Elementary)

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jack E. Maxfield
Date Added:
01/03/2019