Terms of Service

Acceptance of terms

Welcome to TeachingtheHudsonValley.org. By using TeachingtheHudsonValley.org, you agree to these TeachingtheHudsonValley.org Terms of Service (TOS), and you further agree to comply with our Community Guidelines.

Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV) reserves the right to update and change, from time to time, these Terms and all documents incorporated by reference. You can always find the most recent version of these Terms on our Web site.

Description of service

TeachingtheHudsonValley.org provides its members with a free place to find and share lesson plans about the Hudson Valley.

Definition of lesson plan and curriculum unit

A lesson plan is a detailed description of instruction covering a relatively limited amount of time, e.g., one class period. Lesson plans include some combination of ideas to be taught, supplies and resource materials, assessment and teaching strategies, and essential questions, along with associated materials such as handouts, audio, video, presentations, and images.

A curriculum unit is a collection of connected lesson plans covering a larger topic or set of related topics meant to be taught as a group. Typically, the lessons build on each other and may be delivered over several days, weeks, or even months.

Lesson plans are public domain

All of the lesson plans on TeachingtheHudsonValley.org are in the public domain, which means they are not owned or controlled by anyone. By becoming a member, you agree to place any lesson plans that you upload to TeachingtheHudsonValley.org in the public domain. THV and its partner organizations claim no intellectual property rights over the lesson plans you upload to TeachingtheHudsonValley.org.

Screen names and passwords

You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

Member conduct and spam

You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other THV users. You must not create or submit unwanted email to any TeachingtheHudsonValley.org members (“Spam”). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.