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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.
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was created to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This report provides an overview of classroom observation protocols, including the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), which measures effective teacher-student interactions in Pre-K - 12th grade, taking into account important developmental and contextual shifts that occur with age.
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.
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.
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