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Jessika Richter
Jessika Richter
(Lund - Sweden)

The short and sweet: I have been a passionate teacher since 2001.  I first worked with the National Park Service in Washington (state), then moved to Australia where I completed my DipEd at the University of Melbourne and then taught at Hailebury  ...

Summer of Content 2009


For our 2009 Summer of Content initiative, Curriki solicited grant applications from our community for elementary and middle school content in ELA, math, science, and social studies.

To qualify for funding, projects needed to meet the following requirements:

  • Provide or develop comprehensive resources for
    substantial units of study.
  • Develop or post open source curriculum in an area of need.
  • Deliver all content resources as open source so they may be used and developed further by a broad community.
  • Use best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.

We received a record number of applications this year! From that pool, we selected nineteen grantees. Below is the list of winners, along with some information about the content they've contributed.

To learn more about the grantees, click on their names to go to their My Curriki profiles. To view their content, click on the title of their unit (example: "The Personal Narrative.")

2009 Winners

Laura Amatulli
Grades 3-5 | Writing, Language Arts, Technology
The Personal Narrative

Meredith Beaton
Grades 6-8 | Meteorology, Earth Science, Math, Astronomy
A Tour of the Universe

Tiffanie Hansey Blake
Grades 6-8 | Writing
Intensive Writing Unit

Emily Boyle
Grades 11-12 | American Literature
Junior English: The American Experience

David C. Carpenter
Grades 6-10 | Information & Media Literacy, Social Studies
Middle Ages Quest (WebQuest)

Nishant Gupta
Grades 11-12 | Mathematics, Computer Science

Sylvia Halsey & Micki Halsey Randall
Grades 6-10 | Science
Dynamic Earth Pop-Up Book
Evolution of Earth

Kim Handle
Grades 6-10 | Earth Science
Earth Systems Science Curriculum

Luke Lang
Grade 6-10 | Algebra, Data Analysis
Predicting Patterns & Examining Experiments

Jemma Lloyd
Grades 9-10 | Language Arts
The Kite Runner
The Secret Life of Bees

Holly Mercado
Grades 4-6 | Language Arts
Tuck Everlasting Novel Study
Revolutionary War Historical Fiction Novel Study

Jesse Mercer
Grades 6-10 | Algebra, Business, Economics
Teaching Linear Equations Through Running a Small Business

Zachary Moore
Grades 6-8 | Science, Math
Hands-on Electricity & Magnetism

Abigail E. Myers
Grade 6-10 | Language Arts
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Chelsea K. Nilsson
Grades 6-8 | Language Arts
The Great Depression
Coming of Age Novels
World War II & the Holocaust

Samuel Reed
Grade 6-10 | Social Studies, Educational Technology
MySpace in Democracy

Naomi Awerbuch Rodriguez
Grades 3-5 | Math
Writing & Comparing Whole Numbers & Decimals

Judith Scharf
Grade 6-8 | Information & Media Literacy
Middle School Technology: Podcasting

Melissa Webber
Grade K-2 | Math, Social Studies, Science
Fun with Fractions
Knowing Native Americans
Oceans Alive