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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 Modeling Conditional Probabilities 1: Lucky Dip. 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.
This is the pre-assessment section (for teachers) of Children Have a Right to…, a unit that helps students refine their ability to successfully argue a claim using logical reasoning, evidence, and explanations collected from credible resources — all in the context of children’s rights. For easy use, files are available in PDF and Word.
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