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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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Dark Poison [Cholera epidemic in New York in the 1830s ]

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Science  Photosynthesis and Chemical Equations - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.7 (A),  6.8 (B),  6.9 (C),  6.10 (B),  6.12 (C),  7.8 (B),  7.12 (B),  8.2 (C),  8.3 (E),  8.6 (C),  8.9 (A),  8.9 (C), 
Investigating the Mystery: Disease Symptoms and Transmission - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.2 (C),  8.2 (D),  8.3,  (A),  8.6 (A), 
Outbreak! of infections diseases - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (E),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (C),  8.3 (D),  8.3 (E),  8.5 (A),  8.5 (B),  8.5 (C),  8.6 (A),  8.6 (B),  8.9 (A),  8.9 (B),  8.9 (C),  8.9 (D),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (B),  8.11 (C), 
Math  Comparing Ratios - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.3 (B),  8.4 (A),  8.4 (B),  8.7 (B),  8.8 (A),  8.8 (B),  8.8 (C),  8.10 (A),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B), 
Surface Area and Volume - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.3 (B),  8.4 (A),  8.4 (B),  8.7 (B),  8.8 (A),  8.8 (B),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B), 
Comparing Distances - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.4 (A),  8.4 (B),  8.7 (B),  8.8 (C),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B), 
English  Outlining - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (C),  8.12 (F),  8.15 (A),  8.15 (F),  8.15 (H),  8.18 (A),  8.18 (B), 
Finding Your Voice - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.3 (C),  8.4 (A),  8.4 (B),  8.12 (D),  8.12 (J),  8.12 (K),  8.15 (E),  8.15 (G), 
Build A Plot - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.12 (E),  8.12 (G),  8.12 (G), 
Social Studies  Graph It! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.10 (B),  8.11 (A),  8.28 (B),  8.29 (C), 
Tenement Reform - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.12 (B),  8.25 (A),  8.29 (A),  8.29 (C), 
U.S. Immigration - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.6 (E),  8.11 (A),  8.12 (A),  8.12 (C),  8.15 (B),  8.20 (F),  8.22 (A),  8.24 (A),  8.24 (C),  8.24 (D),  8.26 (B),  8.26 (C),  8.27 (A),  8.30 (A),  8.30 (B),  8.30 (C),  8.30 (D),  8.30 (F),  8.30 (G),  8.30 (H), 
The Irish Conflict - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (B),  8.12 (A),  8.15 (B),  8.22 (A),  8.24 (A),  8.24 (D),  8.26 (B),  8.26 (C),  8.29 (C),  8.30 (A),  8.30 (B),  8.30 (C),  8.30 (D),  8.30 (F),  8.31 (A), 
Emigration Ballads - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan
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The Waterfall Ghost [Deals with the 19th-century textile industry and the byssinosis (brown lung) that many workers contracted. ]

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Science  You and Your Lungs: Coughing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (B),  8.2 (C),  8.4 (A),  8.4 (B),  8.6 (A), 
Let's Investigate the Mystery - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.2 (C),  8.3 (A),  8.4 (B), 
Modes of Transmission - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (C),  8.2 (D),  8.2 (E),  8.3 (A),  8.4 (B), 
Byssinosis Brochure - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3 (B),  8.3 (D),  8.28 (C),  8.29 (C), 
Math  Bookstore Geometry - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3 (A),  8.7 (A),  8.7 (B),  8.7 (C),  8.8 (C),  8.9 (A),  8.9 (B),  8.14 (A), 
Geographic Operations - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (D),  8.2 (A),  8.2 (B),  8.3 (B),  8.4,  8.7 (C),  8.7 (D),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B),  8.16 (A),  8.16 (B), 
Deal or No Deal - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (D),  8.2 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (B),  8.11 (C),  8.12 (A),  8.13 (A),  8.13 (B),  8.14 (A), 
English  Tip of the Iceberg - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.10 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.15 (A),  8.15 (B),  8.15 (F),  8.15 (G),  8.15 (H),  8.17 (D),  8.17 (F),  8.18 (A), 
Persuasive Writing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.10 (A),  8.10 (H),  8.10 (K),  8.13 (A),  8.13 (E),  8.15 (B),  8.15 (E),  8.15 (H),  8.16 (B),  8.16 (F),  8.17 (F),  8.18 (A),  8.18 (C),  8.18 (D),  8.18 (E),  8.18 (F), 
Walk a Mile in my Shoes - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.4 (A),  8.10 (D),  8.10 (H),  8.11 (A),  8.12 (H),  8.15 (A),  8.18 (A),  8.18 (B),  8.18 (E),  8.21 (A), 
Social Studies  Introduction to the Industrial Revolution - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.28 (A),  8.28 (C),  8.28 (D),  8.29 (A),  8.29 (B), 
Technological Innovations of the Industrial Revolution - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A),  8.28 (A),  8.28 (C),  8.28 (D),  8.29 (A),  8.32 (A), 
Cotton Mill Brochure - Overview,  Activity Plan 8.14 (B),  8.24 (E),  8.28 (A),  8.28 (C),  8.28 (D),  8.30 (E),  8.31 (D), 
The History of Cotton - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.28 (A),  8.28 (C),  8.28 (D),  8.29 (A),  8.29 (B),  8.29 (C), 
Cotton Mill Dialogue - Overview,  Activity Plan 8.14 (B),  8.24 (D),  8.24 (E),  8.28 (A),  8.28 (C),  8.28 (D),  8.29 (A),  8.29 (C),  8.31 (D), 
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Three Rivers, Three Nations [Investigates bioterrorism, focusing on the use of smallpox during the French and Indian War in the 18th Century.]

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Science  Investigating – Which Mode? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (C),  8.2 (D), 
Investigating – Which Pox? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (C),  8.2 (D),  8.2 (E),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.3 (C),  8.4 (A), 
Classifying Infectious Diseases - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (C),  8.2 (D) 8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.3 (C),  8.3 (D),  8.4 (A), 
Smallpox Still Exists! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (A),  8.2 (D) 8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.3 (C),  8.3 (D),  8.4 (A), 
Population Genetics - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (B),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.3 (C),  8.4 (A),  8.11 (A), 
Mysterious Rainbows - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A),  8.2 (A),  8.2 (C),  8.2 (D),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (C),  8.9 (D),  8.10 (A),  8.20 (D), 
TR Science 7 - 8.1 (A),  8.2 (A),  8.2 (C),  8.2 (D),  8.3 (A),  8.3 (C),  8.9 (D),  8.10 (A),  8.20 (D), 
Math  Percents – The Classroom and Beyond - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.14 (A), 
How Do Your Marbles Roll? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3 (A),  8.3 (B),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (B),  8.11 (C),  8.13 (A),  8.14 (A), 
How Many Dots? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (C),  8.2 (A),  8.2 (D),  8.5 (A),  8.7 (B),  8.8 (A),  8.8 (B),  8.8 (C),  8.14 (A), 
Going With the Flow - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2 (D),  8.3 (B),  8.5 (A),  8.5 (B),  8.8 (A),  8.11 (C),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B), 
English  My Myth - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.12 (G),  8.15 (E),  8.17 (G), 
Cultural Myths - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.4 (B),  8.5(B),  8.5 (D),  8.5 (E),  8.5 (F),  8.8 (B),  8.11 (D),  8.13 (I),  8.14 (A),  8.14 (B),  8.14 (C),  8.15 (A),  8.15 (C),  8.15 (E),  8.19 (E), 
Sources - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (C),  8.4 (A),  8.10 (A),  8.10 (B),  8.10 (D),  8.12 (A),  8.12 (C),  8.15 (A),  8.18 (A), 
Social Studies  Colony Fair - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A),  8.2 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.11 (B),  8.12 (A), 
Media in the French and Indian War - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A),  8.2 (A), 
Colonies Post Bellum - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A),  8.2 (A),  8.11 (A),  8.12 (A),  8.32 (A), 
Primary and Secondary Sources - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1 (A), 
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The Candlestick Treasure [Deals with the dangers of lead poisoning in the setting of south Texas and Mexico.]

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Science  Investigate the Mystery - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2(A),  8.2(B),  8.2(C),  8.2(D),  8.2(E),  8.3(A),  8.4(A),  8.4(B), 
Hazardous Household Materials - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(A),  8.2(A),  8.2(B),  8.2(C),  8.2(D),  8.2(E),  8.3(A),  8.4(A),  8.4(B),  8.9(D), 
Properties of Metals - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(A),  8.1(B),  8.2(A),  8.2(B),  8.2(C),  8.2(D),  8.3(A),  8.4(A),  8.9(A),  8.9(B),  8.9(D), 
Lead Poisoning: Case Studies - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(A),  8.2(C),  8.2(D),  8.3(A),  8.4(B), 
Math  Sugar-Mania! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2(A),  8.2(B),  8.2(D),  8.7(A),  8.7(B),  8.8(B),  8.8(C),  8.10(A),  8.10(B),  8.14(A),  8.14(C),  8.15(A), 
Pythagorean Treasure Hunt - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.2(A),  8.2(B),  8.2(C),  8.2(D),  8.3(B),  8.7(C),  8.9(A),  8.14(A), 
Family Ages - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(A),  8.1(D),  8.5(A),  8.11(B),  8.12(C),  8.14(A),  8.15(A), 
English  Personification - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.5(B),  8.5(E),  8.10(D),  8.12(J),  8.15(D),  8.15(G),  8.17(D),  8.17(F),  8.17(G),  8.18(A),  8.18(H),  8.19(A),  8.19(B),  8.24(A), 
Say What? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3(A),  8.3(B),  8.3(C),  8.4(C),  8.6(A),  8.9(D),  8.9(E),  8.10(C),  8.10(H),  8.14(B),  8.19(C),  8.19(E), 
Bookmark Summaries - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.10(D),  8.10(F),  8.10(G),  8.10(K),  8.10(L),  8.11(A),  8.11(B),  8.11(C),  8.11(D),  8.12(F),  8.12(G),  8.12(K),  8.15(C),  8.15(H),  8.16(B),  8.16(C),  8.16(D),  8.16(F),  8.17(A),  8.17(B),  8.17(C),  8.17(D),  8.17(E),  8.17(F),  8.17(G),  8.17(H),  8.17(I),  8.18(C),  8.18(D),  8.18(E),  8.18(F),  8.18(G),  8.18(H),  8.24(A),  8.24(B), 
What Can You Infer? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.10(H),  8.11(B),  8.11(C),  8.12(F),  8.14(A),  8.15(B),  8.15(D),  8.15(E),  8.15(F),  8.15(G),  8.15(H), 
Exploring Setting - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.11(B),  8.12(G),  8.12(J),  8.15(A),  8.15(H),  8.18(A),  8.22(B),  8.23(A), 
Social Studies  Who’s got the Power? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(C),  8.3(A),  8.3(B),  8.4(D),  8.16(A),  8.16(B),  6.11(B),  6.11(C),  6.12(A),  6.12(B),  6.12(C),  6.22(D),  6.22(E), 
Create Your Own Country - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3(A,  B),  8.4(D),  8.16(A,  B) 8.17(A),  8.20(B,  F),  8.21(A),  8.22(A),  8.23(B),  8.30(D,  E),  8.31(D), 
Bill of Rights Bingo - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3(B),  8.20(A),  8.20(B),  8.20(F),  8.22(A),  8.22(B),  8.30(E), 
Roaring River Board Game - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.1(C),  8.5(A),  8.5(E),  8.11(A),  8.11(C),  8.12(A),  8.22(A),  8.28(B),  8.30(D),  8.30(E),  8.32(A),  8.32(B), 
Mock Libel Trial - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3(A),  8.3(B),  8.4(A),  8.4(B),  8.16(A),  8.20(F),  8.21(A),  8.22(B),  8.30(D),  8.30(E), 
Extra! Extra! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 8.3(A),  8.3(B),  8.4(A),  8.4(B),  8.16(A),  8.20(F),  8.21(A),  8.21(B),  8.22(A),  8.22(B),  8.30(D),  8.30(E),  8.31(D), 
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