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Laura Halstied

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K20 Center

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
University of Central Oklahoma 2002
Master of Arts in Political Science
University of Central Oklahoma 2005

About Me

Laura Halstied serves the K20 Educational and Community Center as a Social Studies Curriculum Writer. Laura and the fellow instructional design team work to develop high-quality social studies curriculum for K12 schools support the mission of the K20 Center and its projects. Her mission is to create lessons that help students become informed citizens.

Recent Publications

Personal Financial Literacy Lessons

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

This collection contains lessons that cover the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy. Read more »

Tag Related

  • Games

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Financial Literacy, ICAP, Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.1, PFL.1.1, PFL.1.2, PFL.2.1, PFL.2.2, PFL.3, PFL.3.1, PFL.4, PFL.4.1, PFL.4.2, PFL.5, PFL.5.1, PFL.6, PFL.6.1, PFL.6.2, PFL.7, PFL.7.1, PFL.7.2, PFL.7.3, PFL.7.4, PFL.8, PFL.8.1, PFL.8.2, PFL.9, PFL.9.2, PFL.9.3, PFL.10, PFL.10.1, PFL.10.2, PFL.10.3, PFL.11, PFL.11.1, PFL.11.2, PFL.11.3, PFL.12, PFL.12.1, PFL.12.2, PFL.13.1, PFL.13.2, PFL.14, PFL.14.1, PFL.14.2, PFL.14.3
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Time Frame
MH - American Exclusivity

Research Project

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

This lesson examines the significance of the Chinese Exclusion Act and how it affected the lives of Asian-Americans within the United States. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
MH - American Exclusivity

Research Project

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USH.1.3B
More 2 Periods
Time Frame 90 Minutes
MH - Loved or Feared?

Research Project

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

This lesson analyzes the writings of Machiavelli and examines how he shaped political thought. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
MH - Loved or Feared?

Research Project

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • World History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • WH.2.1
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Time Frame

Week 10 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to assist you in explaining to students the benefits of studying in a group as well as best practices for creating a regular study group. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
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Time Frame 10 minutes

Week 8 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to assist you in discussing with students how to effectively study for concurrent enrollment courses. Students are provided with a Studying Dos and Don'ts handout for reference. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year
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Time Frame 10 minutes
Bunches of Badges

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th

This strategy is used to increase motivation in students by providing them with “badges” that reward them for engaging in content and symbolizes their achievement or mastery of a skill. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Increase Teacher "Toolbox"

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th
Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

This collection of discussion guides is designed to help mentors facilitate conversations that support the success of concurrent enrollment students as they progress through the semester. Each discussion guide covers a weekly topic and provides guidance for students throughout the concurrent course.... Read more »

Lesson Collection

Tag Target Audience

  • Other Stakeholders, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 10 - 20 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture, Conversation Starter

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • Academic Progress

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
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Time Frame

Week 3 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to facilitate discussion with students about how their concurrent courses are progressing. The importance of turning in all assignments and studying is highlighted, and students revisit their goal from Week 1. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Target Audience

  • Other Stakeholders, Teachers

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
More
Time Frame 10 minutes
Superheroes in Disguise

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Would you like to have a career that lets you help others and make a difference? Social workers have been doing this for more than 100 years, and it continues to be a much-needed job. In this activity, students read about the skills needed to be a social worker and the different career pathways available... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest, Post-Secondary and Workforce Goals
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Time Frame
Yours, Mine, and Ours

An Introduction to Federalism

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of federalism. Students will begin by analyzing statements about governmental power, then reading a short narrative to locate references to the government's role in our daily lives. Students will then watch a video about federalism, complete a graphic... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Yours, Mine, and Ours

An Introduction to Federalism

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USG.3.1
More 1-2 Periods
Time Frame 90 Minutes