January 18th, 2017

High School Resource: Martin Luther King Jr. Day by History.com

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High School Resource

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.3, and more!

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January 17th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Martin Luther Sparks a Revolution by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Martin Luther Sparks a Revolution

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on what led to the Protestant Reformation.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.2, SS.E.1.3 and more!

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January 16th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education

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Elementary School Resource

Learning To Respect Each Other

In this resource, students will understand the following:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong advocate of nonviolent protest and fought for civil rights for all Americans with an eloquence that can be found in speeches such as his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Throughout U.S. history, certain groups of people have been discriminated against for characteristics as superficial as the color of their skin.
  • That racism still exists despite the passage of laws that make it illegal. Stereotypes can lead people to make unfair judgments about individuals and groups.
  • Segregation is hurtful and unfair to those discriminated against.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.1A and more!

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January 11th, 2017

High School Resource: Transportation Systems – Two Liter Boat Activity by NYSATL

Transportation Systems

High School Resource

Transportation Systems: Two Liter Boat Activity by NYSATL

In this Learning Experience, students design and build full-size boats that are raced in the school’s swimming pool, paddled by the designers. The boats are made out of two-liter plastic bottles, chicken wire, and plywood. The students are enrolled in an elective Transportation Systems Technology course.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.2, WST.9-10.6, WST.9-10.7 and more!

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January 10th, 2017

Middle School Resource: An Era Of Innovation by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

An Era Of Innovation by Discovery Education

In this lesson plan, students will research significant transportation milestones during the past century; determine the impact of these milestones on society, the economy, communication, travel, and their lives; and design and present “decade in transportation” exhibits.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5.E.HT5, MST5.E.HT5.1, MST5.E.IT6 and more!

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January 4th, 2017

High School Resource: The Constitution: Counter Revolution or National Salvation? by Library of Congress

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High School Resource

The Constitution: Counter-Revolution or National Salvation?

It is Fall 1787. The Federal Convention has recently concluded its closed-door meetings in Philadelphia and presented the nation with a new model for the government. It is now up to each special state convention to decide whether to replace the Articles of Confederation with this new constitution. The debate is passionate and speaks directly to what the founding fathers had in mind in conceiving this new nation. Does this new government represent salvation or downfall? As a politically active citizen of your region, you will take a stand on this crucial issue of the day.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.3, and more!

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January 3rd, 2017

Middle School Resource: Separation Of Powers by Discovery Education

Separation of Powers

Middle School Resource

Separation Of Powers by Discovery Education

Objectives:

  • Define the concept of federalism.
  • Describe how federalism works at government and school levels.
  • Create a written proposal outlining the powers a school-wide government should hold and the powers individual classrooms should hold.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more!

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January 2nd, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Branches of Government – Student Activity

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Elementary School Resource

Branches of Government – Student Activity

This site offers a description of how to make a mobile, which contains the duties of the president, congress and the Supreme Court using different colors of paper to distinguish each branch and help students remember each. This would be used a review after teaching about the three branches of government.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.5.2E

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December 27th, 2016

Middle School Resource: New Year’s Day Feast by History.com

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Middle School Resource

New Year’s Day Feast

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the tradition of feasting on the first day of the year.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.I.1, SS.I.1.1, SS.I.1.3 and more!

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December 26th, 2016

Elementary School Resource: Bet You Didn’t Know: New Year’s Eve by History.com

New Year's Eve

Elementary School Resource

Bet You Didn’t Know: New Year’s Eve

Did you know that New Year’s has not always been celebrated on January 1?

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more!

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