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FEATURED EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Overview: Perseverance in Mathematics

Reflect on the meaning of perseverance and strategies for teaching it to students in this video from Keep Going! According to expert educators, perseverance is not a characteristic reserved for a special few. It’s something that all mathematics students can develop, practice, and improve. Recognizing that the brain can grow and stretch, teachers must help students understand that when they persevere, they are growing.

Part Two: Because of Oliver | Move to Include

Creating inclusive schools for all students is of great importance. Decades worth of research evidence informs us that students do better both socially and academically when they are included in the general education environment and regular curriculum.

The Food Chain: Montana Dairy Industry | Ag Edu

In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the food chain within the dairy industry. The food chain and agriculture go hand in hand, so it is well suited for our Montana agricultural industry and economy. Dairy is one of the five food groups that are a part of the MyPlate formally known as the Food Pyramid.

CLASSROOM RESOURCE COLLECTIONS

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a digital educational platform that offers thousands of free video and curriculum resources aligned to state and national standards.

CIVIL RIGHTS/RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

Resources for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism

A collection of resources for students, educators, and caregivers to learn more about the history of systemic racism and its continued impact on the experience of being black in America. 

Discussing Civil Rights

Looking for help discussing current events and civil rights issues with youth? Start with this comprehensive set of videos, lessons, and webinars curated by PBS Education.

Injustice at Home (Video Segments and Lesson Plans)

This educational resource--five educational videos and an inquiry-based unit of study--will help students understand Executive Order 9066 and the resulting internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the failure of political leadership to protect constitutional rights, the military experience of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and examples of discrimination and racial prejudice the Japanese-American community faced before, during and after WWII. 

VIDEOS/DOCUMENTARIES

Injustice at Home (Full Documentary)

During WWII, almost the entire population of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Their only crime was looking like the enemy. Featuring the inspiring stories of people in our community, this one hour documentary focuses on Japanese Americans during WWII, both inside and outside the evacuation zone; chronicling their struggles and perseverance.

Career Explore Northwest

CareerExploreNW is a community tool designed to help middle and high school students explore college and career pathways through job spotlight videos and an informational website.
 

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life | A Civil Rights Pioneer in the Northwest

Based on the biography by Jim Kershner of the same name, KSPS's Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life is the inspiring life story of a man who changed attitudes about civil and gender rights in Eastern Washington. He was a tireless fighter for racial equality and justice on the state and national level.  

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