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U.S. Westward Expansion: Middle School History Unit
This unit helps students investigate key events and ideas in westward expansion during the antebellum period. Students will use primary and secondary sources, maps, images, and an Literary Design Collaborative debate-focused module to build evidentiary claims, identify multiple perspectives, and consider causal relationships. For easy use and customization, files are available in PDF and Word. The unit can also be downloaded in pieces or in full.
This Professional Learning Module provides guidelines for implementing the Shell Center’s Formative Assessment Lesson, Developing a Sense of Scale. Educators can use this information to better understand how to apply the lesson, which is compatible with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to their own instruction.
The Common Assignment Study (CAS) was designed to help teachers in participating districts and states align around the new college- and career-ready standards. This brief discusses the ways in which CAS unit and elements may be well-suited to contribute to teacher effectiveness determinations.
The geometry course outline provides guidelines for implementing several of the Shell Center’s Formative Assessment Lessons. Educators can use this information to better understand how to apply the lessons, which are compatible with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to their own instruction.
Aug 12, 2017
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