The company I referred to goes up to high school. I have a middle school science/math book and the company advised me not to purchase it due to the heavy content. I purchased it anyway and have used a few pieces. Here are some sample articles and lengths included in that book. Several pieces include sample writings from our greatest thinkers:
Title- Where'd They Get That Idea? Issues and Ideas in Science and Mathematics- Volume I.
* Touchstone Discussion Project
~ How Big is Infinity? Physics, Aristotle
~ Why Do I Have to Prove It? Two Proofs of the Same Truth
~ Will the Sun Rise Tomorrow? "Common Ideas" from The Elements, Euclid
~ Are Scientists Responsible for Their Inventions? The Value of Science, Henri Poincare
~ Should Scientists Experiment on Animals? Introduction to Experimental Medicine, C. Bernard
There are 18 lessons in my middle school edition. I would expect the same for the high school level.
And in the training session, we covered all contents and all grade levels (eg- there was a middle school art teacher in attendance). Our instructor used a lot of magazine articles for the middle and high school level...artificial intelligence, for example. If you find an interesting article, that would work.
And regarding length- It just depends. For the observation my students read a 7 page transcript for H.W. and jotted down notes while reading. I teach 5th grade gifted and high achieving students.
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