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CareerStart lessons: Grade eight
This collection of lessons aligns the eighth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade seven
This collection of lessons aligns the seventh grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CCSS-M Critical Areas
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics identify Critical Areas for each grade level which describe two to four big ideas at that grade level. Educators can use the Critical Areas to focus the work students do in the classroom and to make instructional...
Format: document
CCSS-M Overview
An overview of the Common Core State Standards - Mathematics for each elementary grade level.
Format: document
CCSS-M Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics...
Format: document
Common Core State Standards Math Critical Areas and Domains
Common Core State Standards Math Critical Areas and Domains
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Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Grades K-5
Many teachers struggle with the transition to the Common Core standards. In this webinar, Dr. Kay Ringer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Eastern Carolina University, shares resources and strategies for understanding, implementing, and communicating...
Format: document/document
Intrigue of the Past
Lesson plans and essays for teachers and students explore North Carolina's past before European contact. Designed for grades four through eight, the web edition of this book covers fundamental concepts, processes, and issues of archaeology, and describes the peoples and cultures of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Map skills and higher-order thinking
This series of articles looks at map skills as a kind of visual literacy, considering what maps are, how they're made, and the higher-order thinking skills students need to move from simply decoding maps to fully comprehending them.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Math for multiple intelligences
How a middle-school math teacher realized she was boring and jump-started her career — and her students — by using thematic planning, emphasizing problem solving, and teaching to multiple intelligences.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Mother Goose in use: Rhymes that teach
This collection of kindergarten lesson plans uses classic nursery rhymes to teach curriculum objectives in math, English language arts, science, and healthful living.
Format: (multiple pages)
North Carolina history: Grade 4 educator's guide
This educator's guide provides teaching suggestions designed to facilitate using the digital North Carolina history textbook with fourth-grade students.
Format: (multiple pages)
The Paideia Seminar: Active thinking through dialogue
This teacher training manual, provided by The National Paideia Center, provides a valuable set of resources for educators who want to begin using the Paideia approach.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Preservice teacher education resources
Educational resources for preservice teachers taking methods courses.
Format: (multiple pages)
Problem centered math
Why students must build their own understanding of mathematics if they are to be able to use it in the real world, and how teachers can guide them in doing so.
Format: series (multiple pages)

Resources on the web

Balanced Assessments in Mathematics
This project provides over 300 mathematics assessment tasks for grades K-12. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: The Concord Consortium
Educational Technology Clearinghouse
A comprehensive resource for teachers interested in digital resources for curriculum areas, general education related resources, and reference materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Bureau of Instruction and Innovation, Florida Department of Education and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida
The Knowledge Loom
The Knowledge Loom is a Web-based resource for K-12 teaching and learning. It offers a searchable collection of practices on a range of topics with a special focus on professional development that includes research-based practices and examples... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: The Education Alliance at Brown University
NASA Education Teaching Materials
NASA Education has a rich selection of lesson plans and classroom activities for K-12 educators. Their search options allow for teachers to select a keyword, the grade level, type of resource, and subject. A counter shows how many items are available for each... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA