May 16th, 2018

High School Resource: Culture and History of Health Care

Culture and History of Health Care

In this resource, students learn about the effects of culture and history on health care.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.PQ.3.A and more!

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May 9th, 2018

High School Resource: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Using books, encyclopedias (both electronic and print), and other resources, guide students in accessing basic information about the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Manifest Destiny. Ask them to compile their research into a chart listing the main players, significant events, and important dates.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.2.b, SS.7.6, SS.7.6.a and more!

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May 2nd, 2018

High School Resource: Cinco De Mayo Foods

Tacos

Cinco De Mayo Foods: Tacos

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Mexican foods that are traditionally eaten on Cinco de Mayo.

Related NY State Academic Standards: LOTE.ML.2.1.B.A

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April 25th, 2018

High School Resource: Tree Samples

Tree Samples

Students compile a collection of tree specimens that will serve as an identification manual for trees found in New York.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.A, CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.2.1.C and more!

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April 18th, 2018

High School Resource: Global Health

Global Health

Is human activity bringing about alarming global warming scenarios and related catastrophes? Or is such thinking a myth brought about by flawed or incomplete science? Finding the answers to these questions has turned global warming into a highly politicized and contentious issue.  This lesson on global warming will help students research and form credible opinions about the topic.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.7, WST.9-10.9, WST.11-12.7, and more!

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April 11th, 2018

High School Resource: Civil War Photographs

Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch by Library of Congress

In this activity, students become reporters, assigned to sort through Civil War photographs in order to find one that will bring the war alive to their readers. They write a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph and publish it.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.8, SS.7.8.c, SS.7.8.c.1 and more!

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April 4th, 2018

High School Resource: Growing Marigolds

Growing Marigolds

Given the proper instructional materials and equipment, students propagate a group of marigold plants from seed to mature plant. Students record all information relating to the plants’ growth and development.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.IS.4.A, CDOS.C.3a.TE.5.A and more!

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March 28th, 2018

High School Resource: Science, Balloons & Buoyancy

Science Experiment: Balloons & Buoyancy 

Students will experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases and discover what makes some balloons float, and others sink.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.1.4, S.MS.LS.2.3, MST4.I.PS4.1 and more!

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March 21st, 2018

High School Resource: World Travels

High School Resource

World Travels

Students will learn about the major world biomes, develop travel brochures to countries within the biomes, and gain an awareness of careers associated with travel.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.1.1.C, CDOS.C.1.1.C.SW

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March 14th, 2018

High School Resource: What Shall I Be?

Career Choice: What Shall I Be?

Students will research the job market to help determine which types of careers might be a good fit.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.I.1, CDOS.I.1.1,

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