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USAID PRIORITAS is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia. USAID PRIORITAS is part of an agreement between the Governments of the United States of American and the Republic of Indonesia.
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Creating a Model of a Madrasah

Akidin MPd, a math teacher at MTsN Tigaraksa, invited his Grade IX students to makes scale models of their madrasah in order to apply the concept of similarity in problem solving.
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Photosynthesis Experiment: Counting Air Bubble

Students of Grade IX at SMPN 3 Cimahi, West Java, were asked to conduct an experiment on photosynthesis with the plant Hydrilla verticillata (10/10). This lesson aimed to teach students to observe the phenomenon of photosynthesis and present their observations.
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Interesting Library Arrangement, Students' Books Published

To support the development of a culture of reading in the school, Aep Haerudin, head librarian at SMPN 6 Cimahi, has created a library that aims to be a fun place and to attract students to read.
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Using Big Books Facilitates Students' Storytelling

I have made use of the big books provided by USAID PRIORITAS for teaching Bahasa Indonesia and especially to improve the reading skills of students.
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  • Perpustakaan Suplai Buku untuk Sudut Baca di Kelas

    Monday, 20 February 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    The students sat in groups in the classroom. Each one was reading a book. They were reading folk tales, and novels, and some were reading science books. The books were available from the classroom's reading corner.
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  • Collecting Second Hand Books for Reading Corners

    Thursday, 16 February 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    A reading program which has been running for over a year at SDI Al-Amanah has started to gather a lot of support. Previously, the school had only the 150 books that had been provided as assistance from USAID PRIORITAS.
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  • When Writing Becomes a Joy

    Monday, 13 February 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Literasi adalah kemampuan yang sangat penting dikuasai oleh siswa. Di SDIT Adzkia I, program literasi khusus dilaksanakan selama semester 1 yang terintegrasi dalam pembelajaran bahasa Indonesia. Produk akhirnya berupa buku karangan siswa.
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  • Changes in West Papua Partner Schools

    Thursday, 09 February 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    In the past when teachers received training, it has been hard to find any signs of it after they returned to their schools. This view was conveyed by the team from the South Manokwari Education Office which monitors the partner schools of USAID PRIORITAS.
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  • Poetic Inspiration from a Word Tree

    Monday, 06 February 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Every year, when explaining the "poetry writing" lesson to Grade VII in semester 2, the students would spontaneously complain about how difficult it was. So this time I taught poetry using a “Word Tree” to overcome ...
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  • Formula for Cuboid Surface Area Used to Determine Cost of Making Closet

    Thursday, 02 February 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Akidin MPd, a math teacher at MTsN Tigaraksa Banten, invited his Grade 8 students to find the formula to calculate the surface area of a cuboid so that they could apply it to solving problems in everyday life.
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  • Learning About Adaptation and Natural Selection from Extinct Moth Species

    Monday, 30 January 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Many students say how they love studying Biology because what they learn about is closely linked to everyday life. Biology that is factual and theoretical is not enough because it needs a deeper understanding,...
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  • Testing High Carbohydrate Foods

    Thursday, 26 January 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    The nutritional content of foodstuffs can be discovered by using a food test or reagent indicators. The following experiment was carried out during a Grade VII lesson.
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  • Experiment to Find the Best Ingredients for Tapai

    Monday, 23 January 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    It is not only cassava or glutinous rice that can be processed to make tapai. Maize, bananas, and breadfruit can also be used. And this is what the students of SMPN 2 Takalar did.
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  • Simple Seismograph for Learning About Earthquakes

    Thursday, 19 January 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Nunung, a Grade V teacher at SDN Hegarmukti I, explained that, having learned about natural phenomena and disasters in Indonesia last week, the students would now learn to create an earthquake detection device using simple materials.
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