November 29th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Musical Chairs by ESL-KIDS

Elementary School Resource Musical Chairs by ESL-KIDS For this activity, line up the chairs and place a flashcard on each one. Play some music and have the students walk, skip, jump around the chairs. When the music stops, the students should sit down on a chair and shout out their flashcards. For more excitement remove […]

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November 26th, 2021

High School Resource: History of Thanksgiving by History.com

High School Resource History of Thanksgiving by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.3, SS.5.3.b, SS.5.3.b.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, […]

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November 24th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Middle School Resource Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Signed by President George Washington on October 3, 1789, this was the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution. William Jackson authored the original draft. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.2.d.1, SS.SSP.4.1.7, SS.SSP.4.2.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands […]

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November 22nd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Thanksgiving: Then and Now by ECSDM

Elementary School Resource Thanksgiving: Then and Now by ECSDM In this lesson, kindergarten students will compare and contrast life as a child in 1621 at the first Thanksgiving with life today. Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.K.9, RI.K.8, RI.K.9, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, […]

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November 19th, 2021

High School Resource: Mind Your Own Business

High School Resource Mind Your Own Business In this activity, student groups create and illustrate the perfect place to work. Activity: As a group, you create and illustrate the “perfect” place to work. You may decide to manufacture a product, provide a service, manage information, etc. You may decide to help people in need, build […]

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November 17th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Issues Presentations

Middle School Resource Issues Presentations In this activity, students work in groups of four. Each group is assigned an issue of concern to the school community. For example; the book bag ban, the dress code, the quality of school lunch food, the need for metal detectors, etc. Group members first agree on the side or […]

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November 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: School Store

Elementary School Resource School Store In this activity, students will gain life experiences in the world of work within a school-business setting. The school store is housed in a 4th-grade classroom. It contains school supplies, which are sold to the students. Inventory and prices are preset by the teacher. Students hold various jobs at the […]

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November 12th, 2021

High School Resource: David Gilmore by History.com

High School Resource David Gilmore by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on a WWII Veteran who recalls his service and the time that followed. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.6, SS.SSP.8.3.2, SS.E.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, […]

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November 10th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Veterans Day Observance

Middle School Resource Veterans Day Observance Objectives: Students will gain an awareness of various employment opportunities at a hospital. Students will become aware of the importance of veterans. In this activity: Students write letters to local veterans’ medical facilities, inviting them to send representatives to their class. Teacher works with hospital staff to ensure that […]

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November 8th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Veteran’s Day

Elementary School Resource Veteran’s Day This site provides information about Veteran’s Day. It also offers resources, lesson plans, and activities for Memorial Day. There are also suggested ways for students to connect to American soldiers available on the site. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b, SS.K.ID.3.b.1, SS.1.ID.2.a.2, and more! Be sure to check out our […]

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