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Application Exercises Provide Deep Dive Learning in U.S. History

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana For many years history teachers have recited this famous, if somewhat over overused, quotation to reinforce the critical role of the discipline. But how are students to develop an actual skill set? Can you practice using [...]

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Building Scientific Literacy: A Farm-to-Table PBL

Students must learn to read, evaluate, discuss, and write about real-world science issues. Some educators feel that practice is the best way to become a proficient reader, thinker, and communicator. While building knowledge from textbooks is important, teachers today are less likely to use class time in this manner. Instead, [...]

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Social Studies Buried Treasure: Printable Blank Maps!

The English language arts team is having so much fun with Buried Treasures, I've decided to unearth one of the lesser-known but fantastic features of the Interactive Atlas: the printable Map Library. First, a bit of background. In developing the Interactive Atlas, we looked at how social studies teachers—particularly in the middle [...]

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2017 Curriculum Pathways Teacher Institute

We at SAS Curriculum Pathways are excited to announce the second Summer Teacher Institute! The application is open and ready for your submission. We always say "in-service teachers are our number-one source for new features and vital to our development process." For these reasons, we are excited to host a [...]

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Documenting Sources with a Research Tool

For English language arts, any discussion of Buried Treasures would be incomplete without a mention of the research wizard from the Writing Navigator series. The four products in this series guide students through the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, and publishing). But students who wish to support their ideas with quotations [...]

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Constructing Interpretive Sentences from Models

In this Buried Treasures post, I want to spotlight a powerful little writing exercise you may not have discovered. It’s a sentence-modeling activity that appears in all nine titles of the English Poetry Series, but you can apply it to any writing task that requires text analysis. In the series, [...]

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Canvas Users – Access SAS Curriculum Pathways Resources Quickly and Easily!

If you're a Canvas customer who’d like to use our over 1700 tools and lessons, you can start by simply adding SAS Curriculum Pathways as an app. Creating Assignments using SAS Curriculum Pathways  resources Once the app is set up, teachers can get started creating new assignments with SAS Curriculum Pathways [...]

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Buried Treasures: Acquiring Advanced Dictionary Skills

If you are a regular reader of the blog posts on this site, you may recall that our curriculum specialists occasionally identify and describe some of their favorite SAS Curriculum Pathways resources. For example, 5 SAS Curriculum Pathways Hidden Gems highlights valuable—but often overlooked—lessons in math, English, science, social studies, [...]

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What an Hour of Code Looks Like in 2016

When Andy Williams first sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," I don't think he had visions of Computer Science Education Week and millions of students completing an Hour of Code. He may not even have known that this "time of the year"  includes Grace Hopper's birthday. But what a [...]

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You Can Do an Hour of Code with SAS CodeSnaps

This week volunteers around the world, including many from SAS, are entering classrooms to lead an Hour of Code. Guiding a class full of eager students through that hour code activity is an awesome experience. It's also fairly easy, requiring no--or very little--expertise because of the vast number of readily available resources designed [...]

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