Chemical Detectives

Chemical Detectives Overview The goal of this collection of items is to set a purpose for the study of chemistry. As we know, some of the most captivating lessons are motivated by something that is either awe-inspiring or matter of pressing urgency in our everyday lives. As students study the periodic table, I believe their […]

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Human Rights in Modern American History

Human Rights in Modern American History Overview In the interest of helping students to conceptualize history as an amalgamation of several interlocking, sometimes conflicting narratives rather than as a series of tautological events which inevitably lead to the present, I intend to organize my units by concepts/themes rather than by chronological periods. With this in […]

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Death in Literature

Death in Literature Overview This text set is meant to be fun and engaging for the students with the goal of sparking an interest in reading while also fulfilling the necessary skills needed to achieve satisfactory scores on the Standardized Tests of Learning. There is a wide variety of classic literature that I have incorporated […]

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Utopian/Dystopian Fictions and their Audience

Overview The following text set is for English 10th grade classes wherein the unit focus is, Utopian/Dystopian Fictions and their audience.  These selected texts will be matched to specific groups of students, (Regular, Honors, and AP), and based on their reading abilities, (reading below, on, or above grade level).  These texts would be provided to […]

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Voices of the American Revolution

Voices of the American Revolution Overview In this unit, there will be a focus on the American Revolution through the perspective of citizens in the American colonies. This would be taught in the fifth grade and it would be the second time that students are involved in learning about the American Revolution in elementary school. […]

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General Physics

General Physics Overview One of the hardest parts of general physics is trying to have students grasp the ideas behind the different concepts taught in the classroom. The textbook will usually try to explain physics to the student through equations, and not explain the concepts in a way that is easier to understand for them. […]

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Romeo and Juliet

Teaching Romeo and Juliet Overview This text set is designed for the study of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a 12th grade, Virginia high school class, so that it will line up with the required SOLs. Since the works of William Shakespeare are frequently taught in high school, but are also frequently misunderstood by students, […]

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Adult Literacy Learners: Identity and Inclusion

Identity & Inclusion Overview I have chosen a text set targeted towards adult literacy learners and English Language Learners (ELL). This text set accommodates those that are not in the K-12 system. They are either mature adult learners with deficits in their literacy, working with literacy tutors, or foreign students studying at University level that […]

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American Social Movements during the 1960s

American Social Movements during the 1960s Overview For my text set, I will discuss large-scale 1960s American social movements, such as the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s movement, the anti-war movement, and the countercultural (youth) movement. I have selected this topic to examine the meaning of “being American” and to open a dialogue regarding methods […]

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The American Revolution: Evolution of an Insurgency

Overview The mutually reinforcing political, economic, & sociocultural factors that motivated American colonists to revolt against English parliamentary-monarchic governance. Description of Students Intended for a 10th-grade American History course at the Honors or AP level, the supplementary texts in this set—in conjunction with the assigned textbook—will comprise an intellectual scaffolding for the interpretation of the […]

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