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Expand the Vision: Cook up Some Primary-Source Analysis Activities with Sizzle

Hey NCSS 2017 attendees!  Don't let STEM classes have all the fun. It is time to add some sizzle to the challenging critical thinking task outlined in the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Explore: Primary Sources offers a collection of over 250 FREE text and audio resources [...]

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Show with Code: Integrate Coding in Core Curriculum

Are you ready to code in your ELA, math, science, and social studies classes? We now have lessons to support coding across the curriculum. Our new Show with Code series challenges students to demonstrate mastery of certain concepts through CodeSnaps coding activities. The initial lessons in the series include these titles and disciplines: Show with [...]

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Celebrate Bridging the Digital Equity Gap

The world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference is NCSS. This year's gathering of teaching professionals from across the country offers a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest FREE online social studies lessons from Curriculum Pathways. It offers 600+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical [...]

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What's New for November 2017

Our Curriculum Pathways team has been hard at work to modernize existing resources and create new ones for you to use in your classroom this year. As always, please let us know if you cannot find a resource on a topic you're teaching. We'd love to add your suggestion to the queue! English [...]

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Guest Teacher Post: How I Increased Student Engagement

Editor's Note: Susan Lyons teaches social studies at McKinley Middle School in Saint Albans, West Virginia. In this guest post, Susan describes how she uses Curriculum Pathways in her 1:1 iPad classroom. This is the third in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content in their [...]

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Win a Sphero SPRK+ for your classroom!

Have a great lesson idea for using Sphero and CodeSnaps in your classroom? Already using our CodeSnaps lessons and want to show your Sphero in action? Everyone who shares their idea or lesson in action on Twitter using #CodeSnapsGiveaway will be entered to win a Sphero SPRK+. That means you'll [...]

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The most-asked math question: When will I ever use this?

What a powerful question! And it's one commonly posed to math teachers all over the world. Need help with an answer? Here are a few to consider. Suppose you're asked the question about a piecewise function. Let's start with the standard definition: "a combination of two or more functions, each represented [...]

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Guest Teacher Post: Developing Critical-Thinking Skills with Adaptive Lessons

Editor's Note: Justin Allar teaches social studies at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School in Blackville, West Virginia. In this guest post, he describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of his social studies students. This is the second in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content [...]

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FAQ: Four Ways to Get Started with Writing Reviser

Writing Reviser, the free Curriculum Pathways writing tool, allows student writers to focus on purpose and audience, essay structure, and expressiveness in their own drafts — rather than in some abstract textbook example in which they have no investment and (alas, too often) little interest. Available on the web and as a [...]

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Guest Teacher Blog: Engaging Science Students of Varying Ability

Editor's Note: Heather DeLuca-Nestor teaches 8th grade science at South Middle School in Morgantown, West Virginia. In this guest post, she describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of her science students. This is the first in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital [...]

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