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Think about how class content connects to the real world

Questions to Consider

  • How does the teacher connect minerals to his students' interests?
  • According to the teacher, why is it important to generate real-world connections?
  • In what ways do you ground content for students in your class?

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Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Lesson Plan: Mineral Unit Framework.PDF

  • Student Work.PDF

  • Handout: Creating Makeup from Minerals.PDF

  • Handout: Lab Team Directions.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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Teaching Practice Grounding Content

Grade 8 / Science / Relevancy

Grounding Content