# Unit

## Introduction to Functions

This is a unit that formalizes the definition of functions. Students will connect the idea of mathematical relationships to the concept of functions. With a mix of direct instruction, guided notes with procedural practice, and individual practice, this unit will ground students in the concept and provide a deep understanding of its usefulness.

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## Third Grade Social Studies Primary and Secondary Sources

In this unit students use primary and secondary sources of information to explore the early history of Michigan. They begin by examining the work of historians and the types of questions they ask. Then, they apply historical thinking skills to a study of American Indians in Michigan, exploration and early settlement.

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## 5th Grade Social Studies: Native Americans

The life of Native Americans before European exploration, including cultural regions and how different tribes adapted to their environment.

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## Is it better to make goods here or there?

Students will investigate the Silk Road to learn about the beginnings of globalization, and study the process of globalization, global trade, comparative advantage, design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. Students will consider if globalization results in more positive or negative contributions to our communities and society as whole.

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## Introduction to AP Seminar Writing

This is the first unit of the school year. It is for the first course in the AP Capstone program, AP Seminar. This class is designed to engage student in the research process, specifically to provide them with the skills necessary to navigate source material and compose argumentative writing and presentations. This unit's theme is Identity.

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## Diversity in Desires

Learning looks like students engaged in something that interests them. It looks like a variety of things going all over the classroom. Perhaps it’s an art project in one part of the room, video editing in another, and some students cutting up magazines for a collage on another. Controlled chaos is the best environment for learning.

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## Algebra - Ch. 10 - Polynomials and Factoring

In this chapter, students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials using a couple of different methods.  Students will also learn how to factor binomials (standard and special products) and trinomials and solve quadratic equations by completing the square.

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## Algebra II: Equations and Inequalities

My blended unit planning document title is called, "Equations and Inequalities."  I will start chapter one by reviewing what they have learned from the last section or prior knowledge in this case.  I will then have students take notes using Gist Notes.  I have included the website below.  Then students will work on an assignment from Khan Academy.

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## Industrialization

Students will become familiar with terms, arguments on how the United States became an Industrialized nation.

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