November 19th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Thanksgiving: Past, Present and Future by ECSDM

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Elementary School Resource

Thanksgiving: Past, Present and Future

Individually, students will reflect about their traditions, compare them with their peers’ and contrast their celebration with the first Thanksgiving. As a whole group, students will explore the first Thanksgiving with two interactive tours, and they will compare their ideas to common myths. With partners, students will explore Thanksgiving trivia, and they will come up with a list of reasons why this day was selected for a national holiday. As a whole group, students will analyze and discuss George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.2, SS.5.1.c.1, SS.5.3.b and more!

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November 14th, 2018

High School Resource: Mystery at Roanoke by History.com

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High School Resource

Mystery at Roanoke by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the story of the colony of Roanoke.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.2, SS.7.2.c, SS.7.2.c.1, and more!

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November 13th, 2018

Middle School Resource: The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions by ECSDM

This lesson has been created for the purpose of reviewing content regarding The Original Thirteen Colonies and the three colonial regions of America with 7th grade students who are studying American History. Therefore, prior lessons pertaining to this topic will be required for students to be successful.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.2.c.1, SS.7.2.c.2, SS.SSP.7.3.1 and more!

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November 12th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: America’s Colonial Period

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Elementary School Resource

America’s Colonial Period

This site provides information about the economy of colonial America. It discusses the use of trade, mercantile, etc. The various people and their roles they had in helping create the economy are mentioned, as well as what some of the colonies were economically known for. The passage teaches about economic terms such as barter, supply and demand.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.ECO.9, SS.4.3.b, SS.5.7.c.1 and more!

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November 7th, 2018

High School Resource: Egypt’s Golden Empire: Tombs and Afterlife

High School Resource

Egypt’s Golden Empire: Tombs and Afterlife

This lesson focuses on the concept of the afterlife and the importance of pleasing the gods and goddesses, the significance of tombs and tomb building, and the burial customs and traditions of the ancient Egyptians. After learning about all of these concepts, students will design a tomb, create a model of it, and complete a short written assignment explaining the design and contents of the tomb.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.10 and more!

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November 6th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Egyptian Clay Scarab by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

Egyptian Clay Scarab

Students will be able to identify an Egyptian Scarab Amulet and describe their function in the Egyptian culture.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.7 and more!

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November 5th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Painting an Egyptian Tomb from the British Museum

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Elementary School Resource

Painting an Egyptian Tomb from the British Museum

This resource allows students to examine Nebamun’s tomb’s paintings and how they were made. An included PowerPoint shows enlarged images of some of the wall paintings as well as the different paints and brushes the ancient Egyptians used.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.9-10.9, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.7 and more!

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October 31st, 2018

High School Resource: Kinds of Science by HippoCampus

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High School Resource

Kinds of Science by HippoCampus

This presentation explains the different kinds of science, including mention of natural, social, empirical, formal, pure, and applied.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.LE.LE.7.1, MST4.C.LE.LE.7.2

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October 30th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Giant Lens by Exploratorium

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Middle School Resource

Giant Lens by Exploratorium

A large hanging lens creates upside-down images of distant objects and right-side-up images of nearby objects. You can locate the upside-down images by using a piece of white paper as a screen. The right-side-up images are harder to find.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.5.PS.1.3, MST4.I.PS4.4

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October 29th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Introduction To Physical Science by Discovery Education

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Elementary School Resource

Introduction To Physical Science by Discovery Education

Students will understand the ideas of motion and force, describe Newton’s three laws of motion and test Newton’s three laws of motion in a game of marbles.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.K.PS.2.1, S.3.PS.2.1, S.3.PS.2.2 and more!

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