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Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand

Using the 4th to Teach Interpretation

Did you know that the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2nd? The Declaration of Independence was formally approved by Congress two days later, on July 4th, 1776. Indeed, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail that July 2nd, “will be the most memorable epoch in the history of

Assessing Mathematical Modeling Activities

Watch the Archive The following list of tips for assessing mathematical modeling are based on ideas presented during the Assessing Math Modeling Activities webinar. Feel free to download and share these tips in the attached Assessing Mathematical Modeling PDF. Start small, get bigger. The first modeling task of the year should be completed in one class. This will

Fluency and Mathematical Modeling

Watch the Archive The following list of tips for procedural fluency with mathematical modeling are based on ideas presented during the Connecting Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Fluency with Math Modeling webinar. Feel free to download and share these tips in the attached Fluency and Math Modeling PDF. Fluency has many parts. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Getting Started with Mathematical Modeling

Watch the Archive The following list of tips for getting started with mathematical modeling are based on ideas presented during the Math Modeling 101 webinar. Feel free to download and share these tips as the Getting Started with Mathematical Modeling PDF. Start small. You don’t have to start with a large-scale, open-ended project like, “What’s

Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom

Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom   Has the springtime slump hit your classroom? Discovery Education and Elmer’s want to help bring back the excitement with free Maker activities from Science Fair Central. These fast and fun activities are hands-on to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity in your K-5 students! At www.ScienceFairCentral.com

FREE resources from Recipe For Innovation

  Make Innovation a Key Ingredient in Your Classroom This Spring with free resources from Recipe For Innovation! Springtime is here, and there is no better time to infuse the spirit of innovation into your K-12 classroom. Start your classroom journey with a trip to www.RecipeForInnovation.com where you’ll find free resources, student interactives and virtual field

“Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As

Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when

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