Units Highlights

NOVELS

(Monster, Fahrenheit 451, Of Mice and Men, & more)
The core text with embedded instruction plus related articles and videos designed to help students build knowledge, deepen their understanding of themes and ideas, and develop their literacy skills

RESEARCH UNITS

Engaging texts and writing prompts that ask students to evaluate and develop arguments on relevant topics like video games, vaping, and dress codes

THEMATIC UNITS

Collections of texts and videos that delve deeply into the nuances of themes like belonging, slavery, and justice

ANCHOR PHENOMENA

Ground student learning in the natural world to apply and extend understanding of key science concepts

SIMULATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Simulations and investigations to encourage student-driven inquiry

NGSS-ALIGNED INSTRUCTION

Address the three dimensions of learning (core disciplinary ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and science & engineering practices)

DIVERSE CONTENT TYPES & SUBJECTS

Use textbook sections, videos, high-interest articles, data & analysis assignments and more to cover integrated science for grades 6-8 and high school biology, chemistry, and physics

DIVERSE CONTENT & PERSPECTIVES

Textbook sections and videos to develop foundational understanding, primary sources and DBQs to build historic disciplinary literacy, literary connections, high-interest articles, and exclusive access to We the People digital textbook for Civics

GUIDING QUESTIONS & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

Essential questions guide students through a variety of assignments and resources, while extension activities deepen their understanding and help them demonstrate their understanding in creative ways

INSTRUCTION DESIGNED FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

Embedded questions and notes that focus on developing historical understanding, evaluating resources, driving debate & discussion, and deepening knowledge of US history, world history, civics, and ancient civilizations

Features

All assignments in the units include features designed to make rigorous texts engaging & accessible:

Sequenced, Diverse Content

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