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The Common Assignment 1 section (for teachers) of Science Unit: Ecology helps students understand how human activity impacts ecosystems and explore evidence-based solutions geared toward lessening this impact. Students will conduct a lab simulation, complete an LDC research paper in the form of a National Geographic article, and deliver an oral presentation to share findings using visual aids. For easy use and customization, files are available in PDF and Word.
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead.
Aug 12, 2017
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