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 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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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 23rd, 2018

Middle School Resource: Pumpkin Patch from P.E. Central

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Middle School Resource

Pumpkin Patch from P.E. Central

In this lesson students work cooperatively together during a fun, Halloween search activity.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.A, HPF.PE.E.2.1.A, HPF.PE.E.2.1.C and more!

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October 16th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Making Art by ArtBabble.org

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Middle School Resource

Making Art by ArtBabble.org

These videos explain techniques for creating various types of artwork.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Re7.1.6.a, NAS.VA.Re7.1.7.a, ARTS.VA.I.2.1.C and more!

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October 11th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Activity Survey

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Middle School Resource

Activity Survey

Students will survey the interests of the students on their school’s instructional team, analyze the data from the surveys and recommend clubs, activities, or other school programs to meet those interests. This will help students begin to understand how they can impact the system in which they operate.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.1.a, W.7.7, W.8.1.a and more!

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October 2nd, 2018

Middle School Resource: Culture Clash – New World Meets Old

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Culture Clash: New World Meets Old by Discovery Education

Students will demonstrate understanding of basic facts about Christopher Columbus and different theories regarding his background. They will discuss the different experts and resources involved in trying to solve the mystery of Columbus’ background. Finally, they will write their own opinion about Columbus’ background, focusing on three pieces of evidence.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.3.a.1, SS.SSP.5.1.2, SS.SSP.6.1.2 and more!

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September 25th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Weather Forecasting

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Weather Forecasting

Students will discover how weather forecasts and weather maps are prepared.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.I.PS2.1, MST4.I.PS2.2

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September 18th, 2018

Middle School Resource: InfoPlease

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InfoPlease

InfoPlease is the world’s largest free reference site. Visitors can tap into various topical menus. Each menu is supported by a selection of features, encyclopedia articles and related links. The site’s atlas serves up easy-to-read country maps showing major cities and political boundaries. Specialized almanacs include a Daily Almanac and Facts Behind the News. Use the Year-by-Year Chronology to locate statistics, events, biographies, obituaries and more for each year of the past century.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.6, MST2.E.IS.2.2 and more!

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September 11th, 2018

Middle School Resource: What Shall I Be?

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What Shall I Be?

Students will research the job market through the Internet.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.1, CDOS.C.1.1, CDOS.C.1.1.A and more!

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