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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: We are Unique
Description: In a classroom guidance setting the counselor and students will discuss how their hands are similar and how they are different.


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Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Human Behavior
Title: Weeping Camel: Common Characteristics of Rituals     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students identify characteristics of traditional and modern rituals found in different cultures. Through reading articles and watching videos of several rituals, students identify some of their characteristics. Finally, students apply their understanding to modern rituals in their own lives. This lesson uses an interactive Ritual Mapper.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History - Social Studies - World History
Title: ' '' Ad-ing'' '' to Geography     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students examine how clothing and other consumer products influence peer identity. They classify several economic activities and analyze their spatial patterns, as well as use advertisements for contemporary products to explore economic and geographic concepts presented in the lesson.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Points of View Reference Center
Overview:
This tutorial is an introduction to the main components of Points of View Reference Center and how to navigate within the database.


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Before You Apply
http://www.nacacnet....
This resource guides students through a self-assessment to be conducted before starting a college search. By determining wants, needs, values, goals, etc., students will be able to more effectively select colleges with the appropriate climate and programs.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: In 1940, Musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.     
Description: After listening to '' Imagine,'' students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Barbie doll was unveiled in 1959.     
Description: Students explore body image and advertising through an activity where they bring in pictures from magazines that they read and discuss gender representations in the media.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12



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