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Curriculum Materials and Resources

Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS)
Interdisciplinary high school curriculum that integrates challenging academic content, 21st century skills, and real-world contexts for learning. Five semester-long courses comprised of 15 modules, available through www.fordpas.org. Developed in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford PAS LULAC Science Corps
After-school curriculum that provides middle school students with an opportunity to experience a variety of math and science fields and learn about promising careers in an innovative learning environment. Developed in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Cars of Tomorrow and the American Community
Curriculum unit focusing on the social, scientific, and technical aspects of cutting-edge automotive technologies and fuels, developed in collaboration with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. (www.nesea.org/education/edmaterials/cars.html)

Ethnobotany Explorers
Two middle and high school science curriculum units focusing on how people use plants and the economics of plant use. Devloped in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden.

Impact Mathematics (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Education)
A comprehensive, standards-based program that takes a developmental approach to teaching algebra over the three years of middle school.

A World in Motion, Challenges 1–3 (Society for Automotive Engineers)
Upper elementary and middle school curriculum units that make the challenges of math and science exciting by bringing authentic engineering design experiences into the classroom (www.sae.org/foundation/awim).


Informal Education Resources

DigNubia: Exploring the Science of Archeology
DigNubia introduces young people to archaeology through the remains of the ancient African civilization of Nubia which emerged over 6,000 years ago in northern Sudan and southern Egypt. Products include a documentary film, traveling exhibit, and Web site (www.digNubia.org).

Math Partners
A mentoring curriculum with accompanying mentor training materials (including video), developed with NSF funding as part of the America Counts Mathematics initiative (www2.edc.org/mathpartners/).


Professional Development Resources and Curriculum Guides

A Guide to Facilitating Cases in Education (Heinemann, 1998)
This guide describes how to use teaching cases to foster and enhance the professional development experience.

Assessing Students’ Mathematics Learning (EDC, K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Center, 2000)
Intended for use by schools, teachers, and parents, this paper clarifies common terminology and uses of test scores, and helps guide readers to evaluate both high-stakes and in-classroom assessments in mathematics.

Casebook on School Reform (Heinemann, 1998)
A set of cases designed for group discussion, each accompanied by suggested teaching notes, offer opportunities for educators and others to analyze and reflect on the issues of school reform.

Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum (Heinemann, 2000)
This guide describes a process for considering and reviewing standards-based mathematics programs and raises questions and issues for readers to consider in their own curriculum selection processes.

The Fostering Algebraic Thinking Toolkit (Heinemann, 2002)
A set of professional development materials whose goal is to help mathematics teachers in grades 6–10 learn to identify, describe, and foster algebraic thinking in their students.

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Language Arts (Heinemann, 2001)
Each guide in this series offers a set of principles for making curriculum decisions and illustrates these principles with practitioners' descriptions of their experiences in implementing standards-based curricula.

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Mathematics (Heinemann, 2001)

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science (Heinemann, 2001)

Math for All (Corwin Press, forthcoming)
Two volumes of multimedia case materials, designed for pre-service and in-service teacher education, focusing on inclusion of special needs students in elementary mathematics classrooms. Developed in collaboration with Bank Street College.