What's on the LORX?

By Karen Conen on Wed, 9/21/2016
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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Have you heard about the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository Exchange or LORX?  It is a place for teachers to share content with other teachers outside of their districts and it is filled with great content contributed by both SAFARI Montage and your colleagues from around the country.

When I searched the LORX today,  I found great resources like-

The American Latino Heritage - This essay, written by Stephen Pitti, covers American Latino history by focusing on five individuals Flix Varela, Mara Amparo Ruz de Burton, Arturo Schomburg, Luisa Moreno, and Edward Roybal whose lives depict major historical developments from the early 19th century through the 21st century.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy with Verbs! - An image which displays each level of Bloom's revised taxonomy with a collection of related verbs that apply to each level.

Civil War Key Figures Quiz – A quiz covering the 5 key figures of the Civil War.

Context Clues - This PDF includes information and activities about utilizing context clues to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words or ideas.

The Development of a Leader: Abraham Lincoln, a Case Study - This PDF teacher guide & unit plan, developed for the Advanced Placement U.S. history student, includes lessons which explore the political life of Abraham Lincoln.

Emergent Reader Mini Book: A MyPlate Meal - This PDF, created for emerging readers, provides basic information about a balanced MyPlate meal. Includes the following sight words: I, she, he, we, has and have.

Engineering Engines - This MIT/K12 video explains how engines work. The term horsepower is introduced, the basic principle of how engines work is shown and a comparison between piston and turbine engines is explored.

An Eye for Art: Claude Monet - A PDF which introduces students to French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and his work, with corresponding activities that foster artistic development and creative writing.

Guidelines for Forming Historical Questions - This handout from TeachingHistory.org helps students consider what makes a good historical question which helps to uncover the central issues of an event or idea as opposed to just the facts.

Math Shorts: Scientific Notation - This animated Math Shorts video explains scientific notation and provides different examples for how to convert large numbers into and out of scientific notation.

Participants in Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March - Image of participants in the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march circa 1965.

Reader’s Guide: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - A PDF reader's guide for A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Includes information about the author, the historical and literary context, discussion questions and more.

Sea Stars - This picture book introduces young readers to sea stars. Using vivid photography students will learn about where sea stars can be found, what they eat and their physical attributes. This book includes some basic review questions and activities.

Triple Venn Diagram - This is template for a triple Venn Diagram which can be used to compare and contrast the characteristics of three items.

Wanna Work Together? - This short video from Creative Commons provides a basic explanation of copyright and the value of sharing your creative work through creative commons licensing.

See something you'd like to use? Search the LORX and import the item onto your server.  

Have something you'd like to contribute? Go ahead and export it to the LORX.  

Directions are provided in the LORX User Guide.

Note that all LORX content is assigned a Creative Commons license to clearly identify ownership of the work. For additional information on Creative Commons, including how to locate and attribute CC-licensed content, check out this article from Common Sense Education