September 18th, 2018

Middle School Resource: InfoPlease

Middle School Resource

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?


Middle School Resource

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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September 4th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Managers of the Future

Middle School Resource

Managers of the Future

Students will develop problem-solving strategies and learn how to interact effectively with business partners.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.7, W.7.11, CDOS.I.1.1.E and more!

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August 28th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Welcome to Middle School by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Middle School Resource

Welcome to Middle School

This is a cooperative learning experience for four 6th Grade students. The final product was used with 4th grade students as a primer for entering our Middle School. It will also be used in the Fall as a ‘welcome back’ piece during the first Middle School Assembly. Students will need to be enrolled in a Middle School setting, have experience speaking with adults, and be interested in working with video clips on the computer.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ARTS.VA.I.1.1.B, MST2.I.IS.1.1

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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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