# Special Program: High School Lesson

# High School Lesson

### Describe the Law of Conservation of Matter

This physical science lesson focuses on describing the Law of Conservation of Matter. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read a balanced chemical reaction and draw a molecular model for the reactants and the products. Then, students count and write the number of atoms for the reactants and the products. Finally, students read passages and complete a graphic organizer, as well as explaining why a chemical reaction does or does not obey the Laws of Conservation of Matter. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages for Independent Practice and review modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Solve One-Step Equations Addition & Subtraction

6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

6.EE.66.EE.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

6.EE.76.EE.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

This expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to solve one-step equations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students solve one-step equations with a variety of operations. The focus of this lesson is to solve one-step equations related to word problems.

### Assess the Evidence that Supports an Author's Argument

This reading informational text lesson covers how to assess the evidence that supports an author’s argument in informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students identify whether the evidence is accurate, appropriate, or adequate.

### Analyze the Causes of the Cold War

This high school world history lesson has students analyze the causes of the Cold War, starting with the Russian Revolution and going through World War II and the aftermath. This lesson also includes Access Common Core assignments to better align to the Common Core Literacy in History/Social Studies components of the CCSS.