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In this unit, students will be introduced to and begin to apply the themes of geography.  They will incorporate vocabulary terms such as Longitude, Latitude, Scale, Absolute Location, Relative Location, Physical Characteristic, Human Characteristic in applying the themes.  Knowledge about physical features and map making will be applied in describing how the themes apply to a location

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Students will examine various types of weathering and erosion, as well as take a closer look at the rock cycle. As a result of the lessons students will be able to identify various types of chemical and mechanical weathering, and discover the effects that occur with each type of weathering and erosion.

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Writable allows teachers to manage student writing by providing writing prompts, opportunities to peer edit, and the ability to revise using feedback.

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Newseum ED provides free online resources to cultivate the skills to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to provide historical context to current events.

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InsertLearning allows educators to insert youtube videos, questions, discussion boards, highlights and annotations onto any webpage. 

TodaysMeet is an online tool that allows for digital discussion.

This unit revolves around 6 short leveled readings about weather and is intended for middle school MICI students. The readings are from the Unique curriculum, which is used by my school.

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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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Timeline JS allows teachers or students to create a timeline with links to images, articles and videos that can easily be embedded into a site or shared with a link. 

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. 

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