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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.

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Line Item Veto
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In 1996, Congress passed the Line Item Veto giving President Clinton the authority to veto portions of appropriations bills. Though the Supreme Court...
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...
Reagan in Moscow
As President Reagan’s second term in office drew to a close, he delivered this speech to a group of university students at Moscow State University...
Rethinking Ophelia
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
This unit begins with a reading of Hamlet through the gender and social class theoretical lenses. The module will serve as the culminating writing...
Rich Enough To Give Us All A Farm
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Students take on the 1,400 words of the Homestead Act of 1862, figure out its main requirements by reading closely, and test their understanding...
The Scarlet Letter and Hester Prynne
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • High School
The Puritans centered their way of life and laws on the Bible. From that, Hester should be judged based on the Bibical passage of Proverbs 31...
The Case for Revolution
Students reconstruct the colonial argument for dissolving their ties to Great Britain. Main steps of the learning process include: close reading of...
The Sunflower: On Forgiveness
  • Writing
  • High School
This module is taught after winter break; the homework for break is to read and take notes on Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower and to come to class...