January 22nd, 2019

Middle School Resource: Space Dice by Teacher LED

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Middle School Resource

Space Dice by Teacher LED

Space Dice is a true 3D dice to use on your interactive whiteboard. Select to display one, two or three dice on screen. Click “Roll” for them to roll.

Useful in probability lessons and at any other time when a random choice needs to be made.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 6.SP.5.a, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2 and more!

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January 15th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Ask Steve: MLK, JR. by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Ask Steve: MLK, JR

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. and his connection to the White House.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9.a.1, SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1 and more!

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January 8th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Respecting Differences

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Middle School Resource

Respecting Differences

This activity will help students to see respect as a valued trait and to encourage understanding of individual differences.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.I.2.1.B, HPF.PE.I.2.1.C

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January 3rd, 2019

Middle School Resource: A Primary Source Picture Book by NNWP

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Middle School Resource

A Primary Source Picture Book by NNWP

Inspired by Ellen Jackson’s picture book, My Tour of Europe by Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10, students will explore primary source documents they have studied throughout a year of study to decide which primary source from their notebooks would translate into the most interesting picture book. Working in teams of three or four, students will serve as editors, layout designers, illustrators and publishers of a book. The teacher will keep the best books in the classroom library for next year’s class, and each contributing student will sign.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2 and more!

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December 25th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Using Kidspiration in the Classroom

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Middle School Resource

Using Kidspiration in the Classroom

KidspirationĀ® is designed specifically to match the learning needs and abilities of K-5 students. With Kidspiration, young learners use graphic organizers to improve learning and thinking skills across the curriculum in reading and writing, science, social studies and math.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.3.6, W.4.6, W.5.6

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December 18th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Gingerbread House by History.com

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Elementary School Resource

Gingerbread House by History.com

This four minute video from History.com’s archives focuses on the Christmas tradition of creating gingerbread houses. It can be used in the classroom to teach tradition or could be turned into a STEM activity as students create their own houses.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4, SS.3.MOV.5.b, SS.E.1 and more!

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December 11th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Winter Olympics in the Gym from P.E. Central

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Middle School Resource

Winter Olympics in the Gym from P.E. Central

In this activity students will develop their physical fitness while learning about some of the Winter Olympic Games.

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

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December 4th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Ask a Rabbi: Hanukkah by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Ask a Rabbi: Hanukkah by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the different customs celebrated for Hanukkah.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, SS.6.4.b and more!

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November 27th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Persuasive Writing

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Middle School Resource

Persuasive Writing

This lesson will incorporate one of the many different writing tasks emphasized in the fifth grade ELA curriculum. It is important that students are able to express their opinions/point of view in an appropriate format. The students had to choose whether the town council should build a mall or a park in their town after examining both sides of the issue. The students’ final drafts were completed using Microsoft Publisher.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.6 and more!

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November 20th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday

This three minute video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Thanksgiving became an official national holiday and how some of the Thanksgiving traditions that we know today came to be.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.MOV.5.b.2, SS.SSP.3.3.3, SS.SSP.4.2.1 and more!

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