UM Astronomy Resources: Lesson Planning Resources

What follows is a list of teaching resources for use in department classes. (They are not for sale!)

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Title/Name Description Label ID Resource Type Location
National Science Education Standards Offers a coherent vision of what it means to be scientifically literate, describing what all students should understand and be able to do at different grade levels in various science categories K01 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
West's Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy second edition; A response to requests from teachers for ideas on how to improve their teaching in astronomy K02 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy third edition; Provides astronomy teahcers of all levels with encouragement in the art of teaching and support for trying new approaches K03 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
Cosmos in the Classroom 2000 Proceedings of an ASP meeting. 81 papers, handouts, and resource guides useful for teaching astronomy. See the Table of Contents. L05 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
Cosmos in the Classroom 2004 Proceedings of an ASP meeting. 68 papers, handouts, and resource guides useful for teaching astronomy. See the Table of Contents. L06 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
Cosmos in the Classroom 2007 Proceedings of an ASP meeting. 73 papers, handouts, and resource guides useful for teaching astronomy. See the Table of Contents (PDF). L07 Education Book Collection CSS 0252
Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy DVD set of an introductory course taught by Alex Filippenko. 2nd ed., 2006. Parts 1-8. A34 Videos CSS 0252