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redistrictinggame.org

Nov 15, 2018

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Game Introducing the Political Redistricting System

The ReDistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower students around the issue of political redistricting. The game provides a basic introduction to the redistricting system, allows players to explore the ways in which abuses can undermine the system, and provides information about reform initiatives, including a playable version of the Tanner Reform Bill to demonstrate the ways in which the system might be made more consistent with tenets of good governance.

Stock Market Game

Nov 01, 2018

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Program That Engages Students in the World of Investing

SIFMA Foundation’s The Stock Market Game (SMG) is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in grades 4–12 in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. The game helps students to build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.

History Notes Curriculum

Nov 01, 2018

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Digital Project-based Social Studies Curriculum

Students of History offers a social studies curriculum that includes units with activities to help students in grades 7–10 understand key concepts in US history, world history, civics, and American government.

Fake News Propaganda

Nov 01, 2018

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Lessons for Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

The Mind Over Media web platform provides an opportunity for students aged 13 and up to explore the subject of contemporary propaganda by hosting thousands of examples of 21st-century propaganda from around the world.

Manage Independent Reading

Nov 01, 2018

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Free Lesson on Managing Independent Reading

For middle school and high school teachers, it’s one of today’s most vexing problems: How do you motivate students with varied interests and little appetite for classic literature to stop faking their way through texts and start advancing as skilled, engaged readers? Independent reading is an important part of the answer, but it’s just that—a part of the whole. In No More Fake Reading, Berit Gordon offers the complete solution: a blended model that combines the benefits of classic literature with the motivational power of choice reading. With the blended model, teachers lead close examinations of key passages from classic texts, guiding students to an understanding of important reading strategies they can transfer to their choice books. Teachers gain a platform for demonstrating the critical reading skills students so urgently require, and students thrive on reading what they want to read. Download a free lesson on how to manage independent reading time.

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