June 19th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Golf Stations from P.E. Central

putting green

Golf Stations

This lesson will teach students how to putt a golf ball using the correct form and help them learn to adjust their aim and power to increase their accuracy.

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

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June 12th, 2018

Middle School Resource: American Flag History by NNWP

American Flag

American Flag History

This is a fun and quick follow-up lesson to check comprehension of facts learned about the American flag. Students create trading cards inspired by facts and thoughts about this national symbol. The same assignment can be conducted with other important American symbols and historical items.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RF.2.3, RF.2.3.f, W.2.8 and more!

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June 5th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Summer Daze

A sun with sunglasses

Summer Daze by Illuminations

Students begin by breaking down a typical summer day into a variety of activities and the amount of time they spend on each. They then translate their activity times into a simplified fraction, a decimal, and a percent. Students create a pie chart for this information that is unique to them. Students who struggle with the calculations will have the opportunity to practice these conversions by playing a game that can easily be differentiated for various levels of learners.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3

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May 29th, 2018

Middle School Resource: America’s Story

American Flag

America’s Story

This site was designed for children, to expose them to the Library of Congress’ rich collection of primary source materials. These include letters, diaries, records and tapes, films, sheet music, maps, prints, photographs and digital materials.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.4.7, RH.5-8.7, MST2.I.IS.1.3 and more!

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May 22nd, 2018

Middle School Resource: Vernal Pools

Vernal Pools: A monitoring project linking the outdoors to the curriculum

Students will learn scientific inquiry through activities such as collaborative research groups using inquiry-based learning strategies, learning centers, field study of a vernal pool (including data collection techniques and seasonal documentation), journal writing, and computer-based data analysis and presentation.

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

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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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