February 22nd, 2017

High School Resource: The Civil Rights Movement by Discovery Education

High School Resource The Civil Rights Movement by Discovery Education Students will understand the following: -Beyond the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, ordinary men and women struggled for their beliefs. -All the participants—famous and not so famous—deserve to have their stories told. -Older people have a responsibility to pass on these stories to […]

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February 21st, 2017

Middle School Resource: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War by Teaching With Documents

Middle School Resource The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War by Teaching With Documents Teaching with Documents contains teaching activities built upon primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. […]

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February 20th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Patent for Cotton Gin (1794) by NARA

Elementary School Resource Patent for Cotton Gin (1794) by NARA Designed to separate cotton fiber from seed, Whitney’s cotton gin, for which he received a patent on March 14, 1794, introduced a new, profitable technology to agricultural production in America. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1.1B, SS.E.1.4C, SS.I.1.1B and more! Be sure to check out […]

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February 15th, 2017

High School Resource: The Changing Role of the President of the United States?!

High School Resource The Changing Role of the President of the United States?! Students will be asked what they think the role of the President of the United States is. After the discussion, a brief PowerPoint Presentation of the Presidency will be shown (with objectives for learning included). The students will take a Pre Test […]

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February 14th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education Students will listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to understand the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made; prepare and hold a campaign and reelection simulation involving the featured presidents to compare leadership qualities; research and […]

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February 13th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election

Elementary School Resource Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election This site provides a description of the primary election process. It includes information about the Electoral College. Links to more information about election day, election of senators, and voting among other topics are available. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1.1A, SS.E.5.3E Be sure […]

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February 8th, 2017

High School Resource: History of Valentine’s Day by History.com

High School Resource History of Valentine’s Day This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Valentine’s Day came to be a celebrated holiday. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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February 7th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Valentine Cards by History.com

Middle School Resource Valentine Cards This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on a woman who collects Valentines. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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February 6th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Make a Valentine With a Connecting Word by Starfall

Elementary School Resource Make a Valentine With a Connecting Word by Starfall In this web-based practice, students will learn how to connect words and form basic sentences by using an interactive Valentine’s Day game. Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.PK.5, W.PK.2, W.PK.11 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of […]

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February 1st, 2017

High School Resource: Classroom Idea: Math and the Environment

High School Resource Classroom Idea: Math and the Environment In this activity, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that in a certain section of the country the average level of air pollution is 0.5 (Square root of P) + 10,000 parts per million (ppm), where P is the population. The 1980 census predicts that the […]

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