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 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 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 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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October 22nd, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Halloween Addition Lesson by ECSDM

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Elementary School Resource

Halloween Addition Lesson by ECSDM

This lesson will help children gain an understanding of simple addition in a fun Halloween setting and the vocabulary terms “addend” and “sum.” This lesson is interactive, fun, and “spooky.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.CC.3, PK.CC.4, 1.OA.3 and more!

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October 15th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: The Elements of Art by NGA

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Elementary School Resource

The Elements of Art by NGA

The goal of this unit is to introduce students to the basic elements of art (color, line, shape, form, and texture) and to show students how artists use these elements in different ways in their work. In the unit, students will answer questions as they look carefully at paintings and sculpture to identify the elements and analyze how they are used by different artists.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ARTS.VA.E.1.1.A, ARTS.VA.E.1.1.C, ARTS.VA.E.1.1.E and more!

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October 8th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea – Months of the Year

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Elementary School Resource

Classroom Idea: Months of the Year

Make a large pictograph with the months of the year. Put each child’s name with the month in which he/she was born. Talk about the information shown on the graph.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.CC.3.a, MST3.PK.CN.3, MST3.PK.S.2 and more!

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October 1st, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus: Explorer

This site provides information about Christopher Columbus’ life and his four explorations. It includes pictures and information about his boats. It has printable activities such as puzzles and spelling, as well as maps.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b.1, SS.1.ID.2.a.2, SS.5.3.a.1 and more!

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September 24th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems

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Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems

In a series of lessons, this unit explores a variety of literary concepts related to poetry using the texts “Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems” and “A Light in the Attic.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10 and more!

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September 17th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Fact Monster

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Fact Monster

This kid-friendly site contains several cross-searchable resources, including an encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary. Fact Monster includes several sections devoted to specific subject areas, current events, and US history, interspersed with entertaining and educational games. There is also a people center, with a searchable database containing information on over 30,000 people.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.6, MST2.I.IS.1.3 and more!

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