October 18th, 2017

High School Resource: All About the Pumpkin by History.com

High School Resource

All About the Pumpkin by History.com

This video, from History.com, focuses on different facts about pumpkins. The information applies to Social Studies, United States History and Government classes for high school students.

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

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October 16th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Pumpkin Facts

Elementary School Resource

Pumpkin Facts

What color are pumpkins? Where are pumpkins grown? What shapes are pumpkins? What can you do to or with a pumpkin?

In this lesson, children are asked to share facts about pumpkins that they already know. After reading books about pumpkins, children are encouraged to share new facts or lessons learned.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.PK.1, RL.PK.5, RL.PK.10, and more!

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October 11th, 2017

High School Resource: Guitar Proficiency Rubric

High School Resource

Beginner Level Guitar Proficiency Rubric

This rubric is for Music In Our Lives beginner level guitar.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ARTS.M.C.1.1.GE.B, ARTS.M.C.1.1.GE.C, ARTS.M.C.1.1.MS.B, and more!

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October 10th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Introduction to Music Notes by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Introduction to Music Notes by ECSDM

This lesson provides an introduction to music notes including whole note through eighth note value.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.MU.Re7.1.5.a, NAS.MU.Re7.1.6.a, ARTS.M.I.3.1.B

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October 9th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: It’s Fun to Read: Music by Starfall

Elementary School Resource

It’s Fun to Read: Music by Starfall

In this web-based resource by Starfall, students will learn about different musicians and will listen to certain songs. Students can read the musicians’ biographies. With each musician’s story, there are examples of his works that students can listen to as well as basic literacy skill practice. Students can select from the following musicians: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Scott Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jacques Offenback, and Peter Tchaikovsky.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.MU.Re7.1.K.a

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October 4th, 2017

High School Resource: Animal Cell by ECSDM

High School Resource

Animal Cell

Each student is to speak the name of the cell organelle to the other partner, move the box and see if you are correct. Exchange roles. Continue exercise until each partner can name all the organelles of the cell. At the end of the activity, each student will be able to name all the animal cell organelles.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.LE.LE.1.2

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October 3rd, 2017

Middle School Resource: The Amazing Octopus by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource

The Amazing Octopus by Discovery Education

Students will understand the following:

  • Some animals, including the octopus and other cephalopods , have the ability to change their body color to blend in with their environments.
  • This ability, known as camouflage , protects them from predators by making them practically invisible.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.1, MST4.I.LE.1.1d, MST4.I.LE.1.1e and more!

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October 2nd, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Animal Colors And Shapes by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource

Animal Colors And Shapes by Discovery Education

Students will:

  • Understand that animals come in different colors and shapes.
  • Describe the purposes of color in the animal world.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.P.LS.1.2, S.K.LS.1.1, S.K.ESS.3.1 and more!

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September 27th, 2017

High School Resource: Egypt’s Golden Empire: Touring Ancient Egypt

High School Resource

Egypt’s Golden Empire: Touring Ancient Egypt

This lesson focuses on the importance of geographic features and the abundance of natural resources that helped ancient Egypt become the world’s first superpower. Students will learn about the geography and resources available to the ancient Egyptians and create a multimedia tour that demonstrates this learning to others.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7, and more!

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September 26th, 2017

Middle School Resource: The Hidden History Of Egypt by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource

The Hidden History Of Egypt by Discovery Education

Students will:

  • work in small groups to research one aspect of daily life in ancient Egypt, such as food, housing, and religion
  • present their findings to the class, using artifacts to illustrate their presentation
  • use details from the presentation to write a one-page, mock journal entry from the point of view of an ancient Egyptian

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4.b, SS.3.TCC.4.b.1, SS.6.2.c.3, and more!

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