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Integrative Curricula - This Integrative Curricula follows an adventure story in which the characters (young middle-school aged students) travel in time and space to different parts of the world where they are faced with various health problems which they are required to solve.  Each "Lesson Set" of curricula was developed by repackaging our "Original Curricular Modules" (see description or request FREE CDs of Curriculum) into smaller one- to three-class period lessons which contain lesson plans, class activities and games, worksheets, handouts, and quizzes.  "Lesson Sets" come packaged with a Teacher Guide that introduces the lessons and provides background information for the teacher.  Lessons not only captivate students' interests in unique ways, but they also appeal to their senses of adventure and excitement that can only enhance their education.   Understand the Value of Integration

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Texas 1867 [deals with the yellow fever epidemic in Texas after the end of the Civil War.]

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Science Investigate the Mystery: The Scientific Method - Overview,  Lesson Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (C),  7.3 (A),  7.4 (B),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (C) , 
Investigate the Mystery: Disease Transmission - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (A) ,  7.3 (D) ,  7.3 (E) ,  7.4 (B),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B),  7.12 (C),  7.12 (D) , 
Diseases Past and Present - Overview,  Lesson Plan 7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (D),  7.3 (E),  7.5 (B),  7.8 (B),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (B),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (A) , 
Mosquito-Borne Diseases - Overview,  Lesson Plan 7.1 (A),  7.1 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.3 (D),  7.3 (E),  7.4 (B),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B),  7.12 (C),  7.12 (D) , 
Yellow Fever Remedies - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (C),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (D),  7.3 (E),  7.4 (A),  7.7 (C),  7.9 (A) , 
Math Area and Volume - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.4 (A),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (B), 
Discussions at the Church - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.1 (B),  7.2 (D), 
Race Across Texas - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (D),  7.3 (B),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (B), 
Graphing Population - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (D),  7.4 (B),  7.11 (A), 
Yellow Fever in Texas - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (B),  7.2 (D),  7.10 (B), 
English Sequencing and Summarization - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.7 (B),  7.10 (G),  7.12 (D,  G,  I),  7.15 (F),  7.15 (H),  7.18 (H),  7.19 (A),  7.19 (C), 
Similes and Metaphors - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.4 (A),  7.10 (D),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (D),  7.12 (E),  7.12 (J),  7.15 (A),  7.15 (F),  7.15 (G), 
Symbolism - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.10 (D),  7.10 (H),  7.11 (C),  7.11 (D),  7.12 (D),  7.12 (F),  7.12 (G),  7.12 (J),  7.12 (K),  7.15 (A),  7.15 (E),  7.15 (F), 
Venn Diagrams - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.7 (B),  7.10 (I),  7.11 (C),  7.11 (D),  7.12 (F),  7.12 (G),  7.12 (I),  7.12 (K), 
Social Studies Life in 1860s Texas - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.6 (A),  7.7 (A),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (B),  7.9 (C),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (B),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (B),  7.13 (A),  7.19 (A),  7.20 (A),  7.20 (C),  7.20 (E),  7.23 (A), 
Timelines - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (B),  7.1 (C),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (E),  7.4 (A),  7.21 (H), 
Historical Sources - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.21 (G),  7.21 (D),  7.21 (G),  7.23 (A), 
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March Madness [Focuses on the influenza epidemic surrounding World War I.]

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Science Koch’s Postulates - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.3 (C),  7.3 (D),  7.3 (E), 
Stop the Spread! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (E),  7.3 (B),  7.3 (D), 
Bacteria and Viruses - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (B),  7.10 (C), 
The Immune System - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (D),  7.2 (E),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.3 (C),  7.3 (D),  7.3 (E),  7.6 (A),  7.6 (E), 
Mutating Viruses - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (D),  7.3 (A),  7.9 (A),  7.11 (A) , 
Math Paper Parachutes - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (G),  7.4 (B),  7.7 (A),  7.8 (C),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (C),  7.11 (B),  7.13 (A),  7.13 (B),  7.13 (C), 
Tight Quarters - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (E),  7.2 (G),  7.4 (A),  7.5 (A),  7.8 (A),  7.8 (B),  7.8 (C),  7.13 (A),  7.13 (B),  7.13 (C),  7.13 (D),  8.8 (A),  8.8 (B),  8.8 (C), 
Just Another Number - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (B),  7.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.4 (B),  7.12 (A) 7.13 (A),  7.13 (B),  7.13 (C), 
As Light As Air - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (B),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (F),  7.8 (C),  7.9,  7.13 (A),  7.13 (B),  7.13 (C),  7.13 (D), 
English Newspaper - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.10 (A),  7.10 (C),  7.10 (D),  7.10 (G),  7.10 (H),  7.10 (K),  7.11 (A), 
You Choose - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (D),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (D),  7.10 (G),  7.10 (H),  7.10 (J),  7.10 (K),  7.11 (D), 
Symbols - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.14 (A),  7.15 (A),  7.15 (C),  7.15 (E),  7.16 (B),  7.16 (C),  7.16 (D), 
Social Studies Urbanization and Technology - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.11 (C),  7.12 (C),  7.20 (A),  7.20 (C),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (E), 
Spindletop Oil - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.11 (C),  7.20 (A),  7.20 (C),  7.20 (D),  7.20 (E),  7.21 (B),  7.22 (D), 
Supply and Demand - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.13 (A),  7.13 (B),  7.21 (B), 
Propaganda in WWI - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.7 (D),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (C),  7.21 (D),  7.22 (D),  7.23 (A), 
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Connections [focuses on air pollution and asthma in the Houston area]

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Science Investigate the Mystery: Routes of Exposure - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (B),  7.4 (A),  7.4 (B),  8.2 (B),  8.4 (A), 
Inflammatory Response: Chain of Command - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.6 (A),  7.9 (B), 
Breathe In…Breathe Out - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.6 (A),  7.9 (A), 
Epidemiology - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (C),  7.3 (D),  7.4 (A),  7.4 (B),  7.14 (C) , 
Measuring Particulate Matter - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.7 (A),  7.7 (C),  7.12 (B),  7.14 (C), 
Global Warming in a Jar - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (C),  7.14 (C), 
Newton and the Laws of Motion & Force in Everyday Life - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.3(B C),  7.4(A B),  7.5(A),  7.6(A B), 
The Rusty Nail - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.2(B C),  7.7(A C), 
Math Sports Field Math - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.8 (A),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (C),  6.8 (D),  6.11 (A), 
Statistics in Sports - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.11 (A),  6.11 (B),  6.11 (C),  6.11 (D),  6.12 (A),  6.12 (B),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B),  7.13 (A),  7.14 (A),  7.14 (B), 
Class Average - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.1 (C),  6.1 (D),  6.1 (E),  6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.6 (A),  6.6 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.10 (A),  6.10 (B),  6.10 (C),  6.10 (D),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B), 
English Descriptive Summary - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.15 (A),  7.15 (B),  7.15 (C),  7.15 (E),  7.15 (G),  7.15 (H),  7.17 (D),  7.18 (A), 
The Community Speaks - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (C),  7.2 (A),  7.2 (E),  7.5 (B),  7.5 (D),  7.13 (C),  7.13 (I),  7.15 (A),  7.15 (B),  7.15 (C),  7.15 (E),  7.15 (G),  7.15 (H),  7.18 (A),  7.18 (B),  7.18 (C),  7.18 (D),  7.18 (E),  7.19 (A),  7.19 (B), 
Mystery Grocery Bag - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.10 (A),  7.10 (H),  7.11 (B),  7.13 (G),  7.13 (H),  7.15 (H), 
Social Studies Travel Texas - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.4 (B),  6.4 (D),  6.7 (A),  6.12 (F),  7.8 (B),  7.9 (A),  7.9 (B),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (B),  7.21 (A),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (C),  7.22 (A),  7.22 (B),  7.22 (C),  7.22 (D),  8.10 (B),  8.12 (B), 
Catch Me If You Can! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.20 (A),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (C),  7.21 (H), 
Dear Grandmother - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.10 A),  7.11 (A),  7.11 (B),  7.12 (B),  7.19 (A),  7.21 (A),  8.2 (A),  8.12 (C), 
Houston’s Top 10 - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  7.1 (B),  7.4 (A),  7,  9 (A),  7.9 (C),  7.10 (A),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B),  7.13 (C),  7.21 A),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (C),  7.22 (C),  7.22 (D),  8.12 (A), 
Open for Business! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.10 (A),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B),  7.12 (C),  7.13 (C),  7.21 (A),  7.21 (B),  7.22 (D), 
Air Pollution Council - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.10 9A),  7.17 (A),  7.21 (B),  7.21 (C),  7.21 (E),  7.22 (D), 
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Racoons, Robbers, and Radios [examines the causes and symptoms of rabies and is set in Depression-era Texas.]

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Science Cave Formations and Clay Caves - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.14(A C),  7.4(A),  7.14(B),  8.12(A),  8.14(A), 
Carbon Monoxide - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(C D E),  7.3(C),  7.7(A),  7.9(A), 
Lightning Dynamics and Dangers - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.2(B D),  7.4(A),  7.8(A), 
Investigate the Mystery - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(A B C D),  7.3(A B),  7.11(B),  7.12(A B C),  7.14(A), 
The Journey of a Virus - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(C D),  7.3(A B),  7.4(B),  7.9(A B),  7.11(A B), 
Mountain Messages - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6-8.2(A B C D),  6-8.3(C D),  6.8-4(A),  6.9(C), 
Math The Bull Market - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(F),  7.4(B),  7.13(A D),  7.14(A), 
That is - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(B C D F),  7.4(A),  7.13(A), 
Carbon Monoxide - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2(B D F),  7.3(B),  7.4(A),  7.13(A),  7.14(A), 
Coyote Bites - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.3(B),  7.10(A B), 
Percents, Proportions and Inflation - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(B),  7.3(A), 
English Protect Your Pet - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.4(A),  7.5(B E F),  7.10(K),  7.13(A C F G H I),  7.15(C),  7.19(B),  7.24(A) , 
Demographics in Advertising - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.2(A B),  7.3(B C),  7.5(A B C),  7.7(E),  7.12(C),  7.15(B D),  7.23(C D),  7.24(B C), 
War of the Worlds: A Radio Play - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.2(A B E),  7.3(B C),  7.4(A),  7.5(A B C E),  7.7(E),  7.15(D E H),  7.12(C K),  7.15(D E H),  7.19(D),  7.20(D),  7.23(B C D),  7.24(A C), 
Social Studies American Prism - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.9(C),  7.11(C),  7.13(A B),  7.20(A),  7.21(B C D), 
Alphabet Soup - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1(A),  7.9(C),  7.11(C),  7.13(B),  7.21(A B C D F G H),  7.22(D), 
Feel the Music - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.21(C D F),  7.22(D), 
Advertising the - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.30(A B C D E F G H),  8.31(A B C D), 
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Dangerous Cargo [Deals with the environmental hazards association with radiation and radioactive wastes.]

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Science Radiation: Its Everywhere! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.4 (A) , 
Looking Back: Chernobyl - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.11 (B),  7.14 (A),  7.14 (C), 
Modeling Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (C) , 
Nuclear Waste Reprocessing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.4 (D), 
Nuclear Waste Disposal - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (C),  7.2 (D),  7.3 (C), 
Math Point Taken - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.6 (A),  7.6 (B),  7.7 (A),  7.8 (C),  7.9 (A), 
Load that Boxcar! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.6 (B),  7.6 (C),  7.8 (C),  7.9 (A),  7.12 (A),  7.12 (B), 
Time Crunch! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.1 (A),  7.2 (A),  7.2 (B),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (G),  7.3 (B),  7.4 (A), 
Weather Watch - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.4 (B),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (B),  7.15 (A), 
English Onomatopoeia - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.2 (A),  7.2 (D),  7.2 (E),  7.3 (A),  7.3 (B),  7.3 (C),  7.5 (E),  7.7 (E), 
Different Kinds of Descriptions - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.8 (B),  7.8 (C),  7.10 (D),  7.13 (E), 
Super Synonyms and Awesome Antonyms - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.6 (A),  7.6 (C) , 
Social Studies The Power Game - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.21 (H),  7.23 (A),  7.23 (B), 
Grade Scramble - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.13 (B),  7.13 (C) , 
Promoting Power - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 7.13 (C),  7.17 (C),  7.20 (A),  7.21 (A),  7.21 (E),  7.22 (D), 
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