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Literacy Design Collaborative 

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a national community of professional educators working together to prepare students for college and the 21st century workplace. Through LDC work, teachers, schools, and districts engage in a reflective and collaborative process, growing their expertise in using their state standards in instructional planning, ongoing curriculum-embedded assessment, and results analysis. Leveraging a network of literacy partners, LDC fosters sustainable growth of its Community of Practice through efficient and productive collaboration for educators across 50 states.

For more information on the Literacy Design Collaborative, visit www.ldc.org.

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Building Bridges
Students will participate in an inquiry-based experiment in which they will design and construct a wooden bridge that can support as much weight as...
Where's the Beef? The Meat Industry & Safety
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that 25.6 billion pounds of beef will be consumed this year alone. A closer...
Writing Observational Journals
Students will write an observational journal for an animal of their choosing. They will also use peer feedback to revise their notes for clarity,...
Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Human exploitation of the ocean's resources and destruction of marine habitats are driving species extinction, destroying fisheries, generating...
Comparing the Chemistry of Electricity Generation
  • Science
  • High School
In this reading and writing unit, students are asked to answer the question. “Should nuclear energy be generated from nuclear power or fossil fuels...
Cryobiology
Students have just finished units on States and Properties of Matter. They will take the concepts learned and expound upon them by examining the...
Nuclear Sustainability
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In this Project Based Learning unit, students are asked to answer the question, “Is nuclear energy sustainable?” After identifying what they know and...
Pesticides: Blessing, Curse, or Both?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The 1948 Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Paul Müller, who discovered DDT's power as a persistent insecticide that could greatly reduce typhus...
Radioactivity And The Search For New Elements
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Using Marie Curie’s 1911 Nobel Prize Lecture as its text, this module takes students directly to the substance of a key scientific discovery. It is...
CER: Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students will gain the ability to write a scientific claim that is backed up by evidence and supported by scientific reasoning. They will base their...