January 31st, 2017

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Understanding Equivalents

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Understanding Equivalents In this activity, students are given a grid that is 10 x 10, instructed that the grid contains 100 squares and that the entire grid is equivalent to one with each square equivalent to 1/100 or 0.01 or 1%. Students are given a series of fractions in groups […]

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January 30th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Classroom Snack

Elementary School Resource Classroom Idea: Classroom Snack In this activity, have students decide how many napkins, snacks, and drinks are needed for the class. To figure out the answer, have them draw a picture of how they will distribute the snack materials. Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.CC.3, PK.CC.3, PK.CC.3 Be sure to check out […]

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January 25th, 2017

High School Resource: The Inauguration by History.com

High School Resource The Inauguration This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the historical significance of the Presidential Inauguration. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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January 24th, 2017

Middle School Resource: President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865) by NARA

Middle School Resource President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865) In this Teacher Resource, Marvin Kranz, historical specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, reviews nine inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to Theodore Roosevelt’s in 1905. The ceremonial traditions associated with presidential inaugurations-using a Bible when taking the oath of office, […]

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January 23rd, 2017

Elementary School Resource: President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865) by NARA

Elementary School Resource President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address In this Teacher Resource: On March 4, 1865, in his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of mutual forgiveness, North and South, asserting that the true mettle of a nation lies in its capacity for charity. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1.1B, SS.E.1.4C, SS.I.1.1B and more! […]

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January 18th, 2017

High School Resource: Martin Luther King Jr. Day by History.com

High School Resource Martin Luther King Jr. Day This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.3, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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January 17th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Martin Luther Sparks a Revolution by History.com

Middle School Resource Martin Luther Sparks a Revolution This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on what led to the Protestant Reformation. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.2, SS.E.1.3 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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January 16th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource Learning To Respect Each Other In this resource, students will understand the following: Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong advocate of nonviolent protest and fought for civil rights for all Americans with an eloquence that can be found in speeches such as his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Throughout U.S. […]

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January 11th, 2017

High School Resource: Transportation Systems – Two Liter Boat Activity by NYSATL

High School Resource Transportation Systems: Two Liter Boat Activity by NYSATL In this Learning Experience, students design and build full-size boats that are raced in the school’s swimming pool, paddled by the designers. The boats are made out of two-liter plastic bottles, chicken wire, and plywood. The students are enrolled in an elective Transportation Systems […]

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January 10th, 2017

Middle School Resource: An Era Of Innovation by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource An Era Of Innovation by Discovery Education In this lesson plan, students will research significant transportation milestones during the past century; determine the impact of these milestones on society, the economy, communication, travel, and their lives; and design and present “decade in transportation” exhibits. Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5.E.HT5, MST5.E.HT5.1, MST5.E.IT6 […]

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