Secondary Education Nov. Resources

from the ESC Region 13 Distance & Digital Learning Team

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TEKS Aligned Resources

Discovery Education Experience has over 200,000 high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and TEKS-aligned resources. With Discovery Education Experience, students engage with authentic media content, interactives, and authentic multimedia content tools that support the development of skills, dispositions, and content knowledge. In addition, teachers are equipped with engaging and timely instructional strategies and ready-to-use activities that scaffold critical-thinking skills and digital tools to support students as they build their understanding and the independence needed to be successful outside the classroom.
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Discovery Education virtual field trips take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences—no permission slips required.
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November 9th at noon CT

The human heart beats 100,000 times a day. To show how this body engine works, two students will explore the fascinating structure and function of the heart with Abbott scientists and doctors – and join U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones to learn how to keep your heart healthy!

Be sure to REGISTER to watch the event LIVE.

Download the Educator Guide for activities before, during, and after the field trip.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

Immerse yourself in the interwoven threads of Native Americans' rich history, heritage, and culture. Indigenous Americans have inhabited North and South America for thousands of years. In August 1990, Congress passed a law to celebrate November as National Native American Heritage Month and formally recognize Native Americans' significant contributions to the growth of the U.S. Today, each tribe continues to honor their distinct historical narrative, set of traditions, and mutual guiding values. In this collection, learn about Native Americans’ cultural evolution and experience the stories of modern-day indigenous activists, innovators, and leaders who instill meaningful changes in their communities and across the Americas.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Resources

Discovery Education Resources for Celebrating Native American Heritage Resources

Have You Read. . .?

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Lewis Blake is the only Tuscarora reservation kid tracked with the "brainiacs" in junior high. Sixth grade was a social disaster-it turns out white kids don't get Indian humor-so he starts seventh grade in 1975 determined to have a better year. He's even cut off his braid in hopes of fitting in. George, a recent arrival to the nearby air force base in upstate New York where they live, becomes his first, and only, white friend. The two initially bond over a mutual love of music, especially the Beatles and Paul McCartney and Wings. Surprised that George's military father and German mother genuinely welcome him into their home, Lewis knows he'll never be able to reciprocate the invitation. Money has been tighter than ever since his grandfather died, and the house where he lives with his mother and Uncle Albert is literally falling down. So he lies about why George can't come over, although in many ways Lewis has much more in common with George than with Carson, his closest friend on the reservation. In a narrative full of humor and rife with tender, honest, and unsettling truths, author Eric Gansworth explores identity, and what it means to find and be a friend. Gansworth's first foray into young adult literature lovingly captures both time and place, and reveals characters whose complexities bring sadness, joy, and survival into full relief. In a novel that exposes racism both subtle and overt (seen most vividly in the subplot involving the school's unwillingness to punish the son of a school donor who is bullying Lewis), Gansworth also celebrates two very different but equally loving families.

American Indians in Children's Literature

Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. Dr. Jean Mendoza joined AICL as a co-editor in 2016.

Use this site to check books with an American Indian focus or characters in your school library.

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