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During this three week unit, students practice and apply research skills while completing a project on a woman of their choice. Ideally, this project is taught around March, which is Women’s History Month. Summative assessments for this unit include the completed project and an annotated bibliography.

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In this three week unit, students will practice skills related to argumentative writing. They will ultimately write an argumentative/persuasive letter to the school board regarding school safety policy.

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This unit takes students through fundamental foundations of music creation that is based in both western music notation as well as technology based composition practices. The scope of the unit covers essential musical knowledge used to create music as well as a bevy of online tools used to create, collaborate and publish music. 

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Peergrade is a platform that allows teachers to create assignments and upload rubrics. Students upload work and are anonymously assigned peer work to review according to the rubric.

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Newsela takes articles and current events from its partner news sources and modifies them so that students can read them more easily (options for different lexile levels). There also opportunities to assign to students and add questions. 

Classcraft is a website that teachers can use to "gamify"  their classroom content and behavior expectations. The design of the website is based on concepts from fantasy games and literature with character classes such as mage, healer, and warrior. Students get to choose which type of character they will have and what that character looks like. They are rewarded by their teacher for making progress or demonstrating good behavior with experience points (XP).

In this introduction to our larger interdisciplinary unit entitled, Affluenza, we attempt to answer the question “What is happiness?”  through writing in journals, reading multiple and varied texts, and assessing what makes us happy by thinking about where our happiness really comes from.

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As a middle school English Language Arts teacher I look for creative ways to assess student learning.   I believe that if a student can teach a concept to his/her fellow students then I know that they have mastered that new knowledge.  In this blended learning unit students will become the teacher and teach a literary device using a presentation tool (Screencast-O-matic).

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As a middle school English Language Arts teacher I look for creative ways to assess student learning.   I believe that if a student can teach a concept to his/her fellow students then I know that they have mastered that new knowledge.  In this blended learning unit students will become the teacher and teach a literary device using a presentation tool (Screencast-O-matic).

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This unit is designed for students in the 6-8th grade range who are encountering algebra for the first time.  The content of this unit will produce students that are comfortable reading and writing algebraic expressions and equations, performing basic integer operations and finally, putting it all together to solve one-step algebraic equations.

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