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Custom Curriculum Materials

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K12 Handhelds is now developing custom curriculum materials for use on handheld, laptop, and desktop computers. Below are some FREE materials that you can download.

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Math Practice

This is a free interactive Mobipocket ebook to help students practice math. It can be used on Palm or Pocket PC and includes problem sets for integers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative integers), algebra (simple one- and two-step problems), and fractions (simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions).

If you need to download the Mobipocket reader, you can get it here.

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Causes and Effects - A Changing America

This interactive Mobipocket ebook (also available as a web page) is designed to help students identify causes and effects. The book includes a selection of short reading passages on various topics related to the changing America (exploration, colonization, westward expansion). After each passage, students are asked to identify causes and effects. This book is intended for upper elementary age students, but can be used at a variety of levels.

If you need to download the Mobipocket reader, you can get it here.

Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.


 

March Madness

These are three webquests for the March Madness NCAA Basketball tournament. They are available as an offline version for use on handhelds with Plucker and an online version for web use.

March Madness Tournament Structure – emphasis on language arts and persuasive writing

March Madness Predicting the Winner – emphasis on math

Where in the World is March Madness? – emphasis on social studies and geography

If you need Plucker, you can download it here.

Here are some ideas for other activities you can do for March Madness.

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Animal Alphabet

This is an alphabet book for young children. It was created from the Animal Alphabet book on Wikijunior and made into these video and ebook files. Thanks to Randy Wilson for the inspiration and the original work.

Animal Alphabet Streaming
(click image for streaming version)

Downloadable versions:

Licensed under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.


 

Poetry

Poetry is a great way to engage kids in reading and language development. Writing poetry lets kids express themselves creatively and “break the rules.” This FREE curriculum unit includes two ebooks: a poetry anthology and a book on different types of poetry. There is also a poetry scavenger hunt and a quiz on types of poetry.

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Download the resources here:

Here are some additional resources you might be interested in:

Poetry ebooks from MemoWare
LibriVox audio poetry
LitLoud.org - Audio ebooks
   (including poetry by Edgar Allen Poe)
School Library Journal Poetry Podcast
Houghton Mifflin Poetry Podcast

(As with all Internet content and podcasts, please make sure to screen content before sharing with students.)

If you need the programs to view these resources, you can get them here:

Mobipocket (Palm, PPC, Windows)
Quizzler (Palm, PPC, Windows)

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with these resources.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Sept. 18. Download these FREE curriculum resources about the U.S. Constitution. This curriculum unit includes an interactive ebook with questions built right into the book. These resources can be used on Palm and Windows Mobile handhelds, as well as laptop and desktop computers.

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Option 1:

Download this zip file with all the resources

Option 2:

Download the resources individually:

If you need the programs to view these resources, you can get them here:

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with these resources.

If you have an SD Express card and would like these files as an Express file set, email us.

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African American History Month

See how teachers are using these resources.

For African American history month, K12 Handhelds is please to make available these FREE curriculum materials for use on your handhelds. This unit is geared toward students in grades 3-6, but can be adapted for use in other grade levels.

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Option 1:

If you have licensed SD Express, download and install this file set to your SD Express card:

Option 2:

If you don't have SD Express, you can download the files individually below.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please email us.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.


K12 Handhelds is now developing custom curriculum materials for use on handheld, laptop, or desktop computers. We will work with your staff and teachers to develop standards-correlated curriculum materials for your school. Contact us for more information.

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