What is Included in Lesson Study Script?
Learn more about the steps involved in creating the "Lesson Script" … from identifying "best practices" strategies to sequencing the Lesson Script. Hear the rationale for NOT following a "word-for-word" script. Run time 06:23.
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Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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The Graveyard Book Review
This is a book review for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  The book is summarized and characters discussed. (1:03)

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Math Reflections
Students learn that when a figure is flipped over a line to
create a mirror image, the transformation is called a reflection.
Students are then asked to identify the figure that represents a
reflection of a given figure in the x-axis, the y-axis, or a given line
on a coordinate system.

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FDR Inaugurated! 1st Sound Pics of an Inauguration 1933/3/5
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan
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The Erie Canal
The impact of the Erie Canal is the subject of this six minute video. This video explains how and why it was built. It would be an asset to have the students with a map of the area as well as how it opened the "west" at that time.
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How to Make a Crepe Paper Rose
An elementary school teacher explains how to make a crepe paper rose.  It can be done by folding several sheets of tissue paper like an accordion, wrapping a single pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper and fanning out the leaves of paper to make a flower shape. You can make many of these flowers to create a fun flower bouquet.  This is a good craft for young children because it doesn't require scissors or glue and is good for building dexterity.

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How the Body Works: Body Frame
This is a brief video of still images with a voice that discusses the skeletal system.
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Teaching Children to Read in Home School
Learn how to teach kids to read through homeschooling in this home schooling and tutoring video with expert teacher Matt Nisjak.  He walks you through some necessary steps in order to properly teach reading.  As an experienced teacher, he shares some vital information that can be very helpful in homeschooling.
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American Prose Writers-Unit 16
Even as the poets covered in Unit 15, Poetry of Liberation, were
fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and
Leslie Feinberg.

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Classroom Case Studies, 3-5
Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 3-5 teachers. Explore
how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case
studies of grade 3-5 teachers (former course participants) who have
adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms.

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Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)

'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'

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Applying Themes and Disciplines Workshop 4
What do we teach? Working from the NCSS themes and standards, the onscreen teachers identify approaches to integrating disciplines while teaching social studies content. Classroom video segments illustrate effective strategies for teaching across the curriculum and provide an opportunity to reflect on teaching practices. The session ends with the teachers developing a lesson plan that incorporates a variety of themes and disciplines.
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Ingrid, a first-grade teacher, works with students' ideas while focusing on specific learning goals.

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How is it that life always seems to find a way? Changes – both large and small – are ever-present in the environment that surrounds life. But despite sometimes extreme challenges to survival, life forms persist from generation to generation. In the last two sessions, we focused on life cycles and their connection to DNA, and we began to look at life at the level of popula
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Experimental Probability with Cube
Students learn that probability can be found by conducting an
experiment. For example, given a number cube that has the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on its faces, students are asked to toss the number cube 6 times and use the results to determine the probability of rolling a given number, such as 4. Note that the theoretical probability of rolling a 4 is 1/6 (1 favorable outcome) / (6 possible outcomes), but the experimental probability may be different from 1/6. For example, if a student

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Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
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The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
What explanation might account for the differences between the states of matter, as well as explain its different properties? Session 2 introduces the particle model of matter, the principles which underlie a wide range of phenomena. By contrasting this model with what is variously called the continuous, continuum, or plenum model, this session shows how the particle model is
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Rising and Sinking
Why does a hot air balloon rise into the sky? Why does ice rise in water when a lump of solid wax will sink in a jar full of melted wax? In this session, we’ll generalize the model we’ve developed about what rises and what sinks, using the idea of balance of forces.
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Looking Forward: Our Global Environment
Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
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