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 younger people.

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

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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

Black Soldiers in the Civil War

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.

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

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February 20th, 2017

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

Cotton Gin

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!

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February 15th, 2017

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

President's Day

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 to ascertain their current knowledge. The students will then take notes for the chapter that they read, The Presidency. The students will use Clickers to test their knowledge acquirement. The students will then take a post test to evaluate acquisition of material.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5, SS.E.1, SS.E.5

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February 14th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education

President's Day

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 collect historical information surrounding each featured president and play a trivia game based on this information.

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

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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

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February 8th, 2017

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

Valentine's Day

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!

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February 7th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Valentine Cards by History.com

Valentine's Day

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!

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February 6th, 2017

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

Valentine's Day

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!

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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 population t years after 1980 will be 7000 + 40t2.

A. Express the pollution level t years after 1980 as a composite function and reduce the composite function to a function of t.

B. What pollution level can be expected in 1990? 2000? – See more here. Express the pollution level t years after 1980 as a composite function and reduce the composite function to a function of t.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST3.C.OP3.MB.B

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