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## Scientific observation, descriptive and reflective writing

Description:  This lesson was created for a 9th grade integrated biology/English classroom with a focus on out door learning.  In this lesson, students will practice their scientific observation skills and reflect on their experience in this out door observation activity.   Students will also take these initial observations and extend them in their writing as they explore va

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## Federalism Unit

This unit provides students with an overview of federalism and the tension that it creates between states and the federal government.  Students will utilize online resources, face to face assignments and class discussion.  Finally students will write an essay based on their opinion of  "Does the federal government have too much authority?"

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## Unit 2: Writing & Solving Linear Equations

Students will learn how to write linear equations to describe phenomenon.  Students will also learn how to solve equations in multiple steps including equations that have no solution or infinitely many solutions.

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## Functions and Their Graphs

This unit builds on the student's prior learning of how to find a rule that takes a given input value to exactly one output value. In this unit students will be able to identify when a relation is a function and use proper vocabulary (domain and range) and function notation.

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## Linear Equations and Inequalities

In this unit, students will learn how to use inverse operations to solve equations/inequalities containing variables, write equations/inequalities to represent real life situations, and simplify equations/inequalities before solving.

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## The Interlopers - Saki

This story will be used to educate the students on theme and characterization.  Students will be given links to literayterms.com that inform about theme and characterization.  YouTube readings of The Interlopers will be posted, also a video adaptation on YouTube will help the students with a visual learning preference to understand the theme and get to know the characters better.

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## Cells

A 9th grade biology unit on cells. Students will learn about what makes up cells, how cells transport material into and out of themselves, and how to tell the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

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## American Citizenship

This unit, designed for a freshman Civics course, focuses on the basics of American citizenship.  The unit introduces the requirements of being an American citizen, how one can become an American citizen, and how American citizenship has been molded over the course of our nation's history.

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## Spanish I Around the Home Blended Lesson

This is a 3-4 day lesson on home/room vocabulary, and using the verb 'estar' with location.  Students will be in the classroom to learn the vocabulary and grammar and complete some practice activities.  They will be in the computer lab to complete a project using the website Gliffy.  They will create their own floor plan with labels and sentences in Spanish.

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