May 21st, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Elementary School Resource

Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Children can find patterns outdoors as well as indoors. Place a few sheets of paper on each paper plate, fasten it with a clothespin, and distribute these notepads to the children along with crayons and pens. When they are on the playground, ask them to look for and describe the patterns they see.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.OA.2, MST3.PK.CM.2, MST3.PK.CN.1 & more!

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May 16th, 2018

High School Resource: Culture and History of Health Care

Culture and History of Health Care

In this resource, students learn about the effects of culture and history on health care.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.PQ.3.A and more!

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May 15th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Your Genes, Your Future

Your Genes: Your Future

In this resource by Discovery Education, students will review healthy behaviors, choose one of their own behaviors they’d like to change or improve, and write a letter to themselves pledging to make that change, detailing why it’s important to their health and outlining how they might enact the change.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.E.1, HPF.HE.I.1.1.C, HPF.FC.E.1.1 and more!

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May 14th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Good Food, Good Health

Nutrition: Good Food, Good Health

In this lesson, students use internet resources to learn more about how eating good and bad food can affect their health. Students study the food pyramid and learn how important it is to eat from all food groups. Discussion questions are provided, along with extension activities.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.E.1.1.C, MST4.E.LE.5.3

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May 9th, 2018

High School Resource: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Using books, encyclopedias (both electronic and print), and other resources, guide students in accessing basic information about the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Manifest Destiny. Ask them to compile their research into a chart listing the main players, significant events, and important dates.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.2.b, SS.7.6, SS.7.6.a and more!

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May 8th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey

Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey

Divide the class into small groups, and tell them to imagine that they are archaeologists charged with the task of finding physical remains of Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.2.b, SS.7.6, SS.7.6.a and more!

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May 7th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

To enhance the concepts of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by creating a simulation of physical education challenges similar to the actual journey of Lewis and Clark. Students will be challenged to log 8000 steps, compared to the 8000 miles that were logged during the actual expedition.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.A, HPF.PE.E.1.1.C, HPF.PE.E.2.1.C and more!

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May 2nd, 2018

High School Resource: Cinco De Mayo Foods

Tacos

Cinco De Mayo Foods: Tacos

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Mexican foods that are traditionally eaten on Cinco de Mayo.

Related NY State Academic Standards: LOTE.ML.2.1.B.A

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May 1st, 2018

Middle School Resource: Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

This four minute video from History.com’s archives focuses on the real reason Mexican’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4, SS.3.MOV.5.b, SS.3.MOV.5.b.2 and more!

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April 30th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Mexico – History and Culture

Mexican masks

Mexico – History and Culture

This site provides information about Mexico using images and text. The site includes links about Mexico, its history, culture, food, and what various popular cities in Mexico have to offer. Information about Latin America including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica among others is also available.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.GEO.2.a, SS.3.GEO.3.a.2, SS.3.TCC.4.a and more!

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