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The Age of Information
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Applying computer science principals, students will explore inventions & innovations from the Age of Information, then through pattern recognition, compare and contrast the Age of Information with the Age of Industrialization. Students will present their research to peers. 

Subject:
Impacts of Computing
Humanities
American History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
MORGAN SAELER
Date Added:
04/27/2022
Color, Discover, Imagine and Create with the Chrysler Collection
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On the front, students are offered a coloring page based on an object in our collection. On the back, through the lenses of "DISCOVER, IMAGINE, CREATE" students can learn a little about the object, think critically and creatively about the object, and do another related creative activity.

Subject:
Humanities
Visual Art
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Visual Media
Author:
Chrysler Museum of Art
Date Added:
04/10/2020
Consider the Source: Humanity, Habitat, and Creativity - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Artists across all times and places take advantage of local materials and resources to craft their work. At the same time, the local habitat influences and inspires artistic decisions. Broken into six thematic lenses, this collection of objects lets students use art to expand their own thinking about the complex relationship humans have with the natural world. What ideas about humanity, habitat, and creativity do these objects spark for them?

A focus object is featured for each thematic lens and is followed by other objects for extended thinking and consideration. As students investigate, encourage them to document their thinking by using the prompts and strategies provided.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
Visual Art
History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
World History
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
12/04/2019
Events in Scratch Jr.
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Events in computer science are the triggers for making action happen, like selecting the play button on any screen. Events in Scratch Jr. are represented by the yellow codes including: the green flag, clicking on a character, bump code and envelopes. The envelopes are the most advanced concept in Scratch Jr. and help with scene transitions and interactions between characters like pacing their conversations.

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Humanities
English
History/Social Sciences
World Languages
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Kim Wilkens
Date Added:
06/18/2020
The Everyday Project
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Per their website, the mission of The Everyday Project is as follows:
"The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us."

The Everyday Project began as Everyday Africa, a collection of photographs and stories depicting life in Africa from different perspectives. The website as it is now is dedicated to using photography to combat inequality and perception.

This Project can be used in a variety of different ways in the classroom, and can definitely be a cross-curricular project. It encourages students to research and explore different areas or communities, especially their own. It promotes creativity and self-expression. Although the Project is primarily focused on photography, it can also open avenues for reading, research, and writing.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
English
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Research
Writing
Fine Arts
Visual Art
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Primary Source
Visual Media
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Fossil and DNA Evidence for Evolution 5E Lesson
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In the engage section of the 5Elesson, students are introduced to the role of fossils as evidence of evolution and evolutionary relationships by watching a videos about the discovery of Lucy and Ardi and consider what type of information that they can gain from skull fossils. Students will then explore features of skulls from human ancestors and the modern day Homo sapien. After measuring skull to cheekbone ratios, students will create a graph to compare various species. Several interactives are provided to explain fossils, skeletal evidence for human evolution, and phylogenetic trees. Then, students will apply their skills of analyzing data about anatomical similarities and genetic information to depict evolutionary relationships between organisms using cladograms. To evaluate student understanding, students will complete an evolutionary relationships CER.

Subject:
Humanities
STEM/STEAM
Living Systems and Processes
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Mary Hill
Date Added:
03/19/2021
HSS State Developed Common Rubric- Early Elementary
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The HSS State Developed Common Rubric- Early Elementary is for use with the 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. As the common rubrics for history and social science are not grade or course specific, school divisions have the opportunity and autonomy to select the common rubric that best suits the needs of their students when scoring local alternative assessments.

Subject:
Humanities
History/Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
Virginia Department of Education
Author:
Virginia Department of Education
Date Added:
12/21/2020
HSS State Developed Common Rubric- Middle School
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The HSS State Developed Common Rubric- Middle School is for use with the 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. As the common rubrics for history and social science are not grade or course specific, school divisions have the opportunity and autonomy to select the common rubric that best suits the needs of their students when scoring local alternative assessments. School divisions that offer end-of-course history and social science courses to middle school students should use the HSS State Developed Common Rubric- Early Secondary rubric for scoring student work.

Subject:
Humanities
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Assessment
Student Guide
Provider:
Virginia Department of Education
Author:
Virginia Department of Education
Date Added:
12/21/2020
Interactive Exercise: Question into Monologue - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Artworks can offer an opportunity to consider different perspectives. Artists are intentional about how they depict people alone or in groups. Spending time to look carefully at expressions, body language, and contextual clues in figural artwork can help students consider ideas about identity, community, and belonging. Use this interactive exercise to guide students as they explore a work by Kehinde Wiley, creatively document the ideas it presents to them, and consider how their thoughts connect with the artist's own ideas and intentions.

Subject:
Humanities
Theater
Visual Art
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
01/08/2021
Interactive Exercise: Thought Ladder Sammy Baloji - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Spending time with a work of art can be an opportunity for thoughtful inquiry and ideation. For students, documenting their ideas as they work to interpret an artwork offers the chance to exercise metacognition. With this interactive exercise featuring an artwork by Congolese artist Sammy Baloji, students are can gain insight into how they process information and formulate ideas.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
Research
Visual Art
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
01/06/2021
Interactive Exercise: Thought Ladder - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Spending time with a work of art can be an opportunity for thoughtful inquiry and ideation. For students, documenting their ideas as they work to interpret an artwork offers the chance to exercise metacognition. With this interactive exercise featuring an artwork from the Mughal Empire, students can gain insight into how they process information and formulate ideas. This activity is good practice for formulating research questions and synthesizing ideas.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
Research
Visual Art
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Leadership - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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What does leadership look like? Explore VMFA’s African Art collection to see how different cultures define and visualize the qualities of a leader. This resource brings together selected works from VMFA’s collections that relate to the theme of Leadership in African Art. Suggested inquiry-based activities are paired with each object and can be used in the galleries or classroom to promote discovery, critical thinking, and authentic engagement with art.

Subject:
Humanities
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Social Sciences
World History
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
10/30/2019
Lesson Concept: Why Look At Art? - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Students practice engaging with art, making meaning from that interaction, and considering how art can connect us to people and ideas across time and place. Use this before a museum visit to set the stage for a rich in-gallery experience that is inquiry-based.

Structure this simple activity in a way that makes sense for your class. Make a game of it, use written responses to augment discussion, frame it in the lens of your academic discipline, etc.

This simple, scaffolded discussion activity fosters creative and critical thinking and communication skills. Citizenship skills are encouraged as well: making personal connections with art, students are invited to extending these ideas by considering the common and divergent values of the whole group.

Subject:
Humanities
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
07/02/2019
Little Eyes Look! Little Minds Think! Guided Art Looking for Young Learners Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Use this resource set to guide young learners as they explore and interpret a diverse group of six artworks from the Virginia Museum of Arts collection.

Under the "suggested activities" menu next to each artwork, you will find link to an educator-led "Little Eyes Look" video. Using an inquiry-based approach that fosters curiosity and creative thinking, educators introduce viewers to vocabulary related to both art-making and the subjects depicted in the artworks. Students consider artistic intention and decision-making and are supported by factual content about artists's lives and art-making practices. 

Three open-ended engagement activities are also suggested with each work. These simple exercises can be used to foster extended thinking about each piece.

Subject:
Humanities
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
12/04/2020
Magna Carta Translation
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Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in June 1215. TheMagna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.The charter is widely known throughout the English speaking world as an important part of the protracted historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. Read a translation into English here.

Subject:
Humanities
Non-fiction
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
National Archives
Date Added:
10/17/2019
Planning for Success (Expectations Part 2)
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Donovan O'Brien of Culpeper provides this video recording of the second part of a lesson on the Blended and Remote Learning Models, which covers expectations.

Subject:
Computer Science
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
CTE
English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Donovan O'Brien
Date Added:
09/25/2020