May 15th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Your Genes, Your Future

Your Genes: Your Future

In this resource by Discovery Education, students will review healthy behaviors, choose one of their own behaviors they’d like to change or improve, and write a letter to themselves pledging to make that change, detailing why it’s important to their health and outlining how they might enact the change.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.E.1, HPF.HE.I.1.1.C, HPF.FC.E.1.1 and more!

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May 8th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey

Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey

Divide the class into small groups, and tell them to imagine that they are archaeologists charged with the task of finding physical remains of Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

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

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May 1st, 2018

Middle School Resource: Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

This four minute video from History.com’s archives focuses on the real reason Mexican’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4, SS.3.MOV.5.b, SS.3.MOV.5.b.2 and more!

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April 24th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Seeds

Seed By Design

In this learning experience, students design, construct, test and draw conclusions about artificial wind-dispersed seeds in a controlled environment.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.I.3a.BS.1, CDOS.I.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.I.3a.BS.1.A.SW and more!

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April 17th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Protecting Our Planet

Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

Students will describe the environmental impact of humans, understand that pollution is harmful to all living things and give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.3a.TE.5, CDOS.C.3a.MI.6.A and more!

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April 10th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Civil War Photojournalism

Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War by Library of Congress

This lesson helps students analyze Civil War photographs and explore how and why the American Civil War was photographed.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.5, SS.5.6.c, SS.7.8 and more!

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April 3rd, 2018

Middle School Resource: Plant Pollination

Plant Pollination

Students will identify the different parts of a flower and understand their functions and understand the importance of pollen for plant reproduction and diversity.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.6, S.MS.LS.1.4, MST4.E.LE.6 and more!

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March 27th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Science: Forces of Attraction

Bonding Review

The lesson is a review of basic bonding, including ionic, covalent, metallic and intermolecular forces of attraction. The students will be able to practice these concepts using review sheets and the SMART Board.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.C.PS3.1

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March 20th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Introduction to Desktop Publishing/Creating Informational Brochures by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Introduction to Desktop Publishing/Creating Informational Brochures by ECSDM

Students will create a tri-fold brochure using Internet research information from a previous unit that pertains to one of the states in the United States.

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March 13th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Exploring Careers

Exploring Careers

In this lesson, students will be able to able to identify their career interests by completing an online career survey(s), research their chosen career using the internet and present their finding to the class in a PowerPoint presentation.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.1.1.C, CDOS.C.2.1.A, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A and more!

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