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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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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...
American Dream: Reality, Promise Or Illusion?
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Authors of both nonfiction and fiction have defined the American Dream and offered varying viewpoints on the extent to which America fulfills the...
Author Study: Kate Chopin
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • High School
This module draws from a National Endowment for the Humanities unit plan for Kate Chopin's The Awakening and blends this focus with additional study...
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...
Economic Systems
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Every society operates with a mixed economic system, combining the influences of market and command models in order to form a functioning economy and...
Existentialism and Kafka
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Students will conduct research on the existentialist movement in literature. Students will read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and determine if...
Fire Down Below: Effectiveness of Various Antacids
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • High School
Students investigate the effectiveness of various antacids in a laboratory investigation prior to doing this module. During the module, they will...
Government of the People
This module asks 9th and 10th grade students to read two famous speeches regarding the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy...
Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • MS, HS
In this module middle school students analyze a famous work by Mark Twain to determine if it is a satire or humorous work. The text is challenging in...