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Lesson Plans (6) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or Health (5), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Bullying is Whack...Get on the Right Track!
Description: In this lesson, students will research several prevention and intervention techniques of bullying.  By using the information gained through an interactive game on ways to prevent bullying, an interactive bullying book app, and various websites, students will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to share this information with others.


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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: I’m "Thumbody"
Description: Through the activity of making a thumb print and drawing a picture of themselves around it, students will identify differences between themselves and others in the class.


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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: My Favorite Job
Description: This lesson is designed to encourage student participation in discussions of careers without consideration of gender. At this grade level students should be encouraged to express their perception of job characteristics without consideration of "man" jobs and "woman" jobs.


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Subject: Arts - Photography - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Human Behavior
Title: Jimmy Chin Sees Adventure: What Do You See?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students begin to explore how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions. They explore photographs taken by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin and examine how their own perceptions influence how they see the photograph.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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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: Language Arts
Title: A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools     
Description: Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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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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Campus Visit Checklist
http://www.nacacnet....
Not everything you need to know about a college or university campus is included on the PR tour. This checklist provides a list of formal and informal activities that students' may use to gain a realistic view of the campus culture.

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College Comparison Worksheet
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This graphic organizer will help students to directly compare qualities and characteristics of three colleges and universities, thus enabling them to distinguish important similarities and differences.

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