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 28th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Symbols of USA

The liberty bell

Symbols of USA

This site contains printable symbols such as the bald eagle, liberty bell, American Flag and the Statue of Liberty. There are also descriptions of each and activities related to the symbols. Additional links on this site leads to American songs and the history behind their lyrics. There are detailed art activities that can be done in the classroom in relation to American symbols.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b, SS.K.ID.3.b.2, SS.1.ID.2 and more!

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May 23rd, 2018

High School Resource: How’s The Weather? by ECSDM

How’s The Weather? by ECSDM

This lesson will assist students in recognizing that there are daily weather changes and that they must dress appropriately for the type of weather.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST1.E.MA1.1, MST1.E.MA2.1, MST1.E.MA3.1 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 21st, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Children can find patterns outdoors as well as indoors. Place a few sheets of paper on each paper plate, fasten it with a clothespin, and distribute these notepads to the children along with crayons and pens. When they are on the playground, ask them to look for and describe the patterns they see.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.OA.2, MST3.PK.CM.2, MST3.PK.CN.1 & more!

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May 16th, 2018

High School Resource: Culture and History of Health Care

Culture and History of Health Care

In this resource, students learn about the effects of culture and history on health care.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.PQ.3.A 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 14th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Good Food, Good Health

Nutrition: Good Food, Good Health

In this lesson, students use internet resources to learn more about how eating good and bad food can affect their health. Students study the food pyramid and learn how important it is to eat from all food groups. Discussion questions are provided, along with extension activities.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.E.1.1.C, MST4.E.LE.5.3

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May 9th, 2018

High School Resource: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Using books, encyclopedias (both electronic and print), and other resources, guide students in accessing basic information about the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Manifest Destiny. Ask them to compile their research into a chart listing the main players, significant events, and important dates.

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