May 21st, 2019

Middle School Resource: Separation Of Powers by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Separation Of Powers

Students will be able to define the concept of federalism, describe how federalism works at government and school levels. They will then create a written proposal outlining the powers a school-wide government should hold and the powers individual classrooms should hold.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.4.b.2, SS.7.4.c.1, SS.7.4.c.2 and more!

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May 20th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Branches of Government – Student Activity

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Elementary School Resource

Branches of Government – Student Activity

This site offers a description of how to make a mobile, which contains the duties of the president, congress and the Supreme Court using different colors of paper to distinguish each branch and help students remember each. This would be used as a review after teaching about the three branches of government.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.4.b.2, SS.E.5.2E

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May 15th, 2019

High School Resource: Geography Golf from P.E. Central

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High School Resource

Geography Golf

In this lesson students practice their knowledge of states and capitals while at the same time working on motor skills. This activity also promotes working together in small groups.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.I.1, HPF.PE.I.1.1, HPF.PE.I.1.1.A and more!

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May 14th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Sports Numbers by Illuminations

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Middle School Resource

Sports Numbers

Students are familiar with sports and sporting events. Whole numbers and fractions are used to represent the size of groups or collections and measurements involving lengths, weights, and times in many sporting and game situations. This knowledge can be used to give the students another picture of numbers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.NF.1, 3.MD.2, 4.NBT.2 and more!

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May 13th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Frisbee Pop from P.E. Central

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Elementary School Resource

Frisbee Pop

In this lesson students will learn to understand the correct “popping” motion used for throwing a frisbee.

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

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May 8th, 2019

High School Resource: Seed By Design by NYSATL

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High School Resource

Seed By Design by NYSATL

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: W.7.7, W.7.11, RST.9-10.1 and more!

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May 7th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Plant Pollination by Discovery Education


Middle School Resource

Plant Pollination by Discovery Education

Students will identify the different parts of a flower and understand their functions and understand the importance of pollen for plant reproduction and diversity.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.6, S.MS.LS.1.4, MST4.E.LE.6 and more!

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May 6th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: How Do Bean Seeds Grow Into Plants? by ECSDM

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Elementary School Resource

How Do Bean Seeds Grow Into Plants? by ECSDM

Students will be able to learn and describe the life cycle of the bean plant.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.1.LS.1.1, S.2.LS.4.1, MST1.E.SI1.3 and more!

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May 1st, 2019

High School Resource: Mexican Holidays by Discovery Education

High School Resource

Mexican Holidays by Discovery Education

Students will research one of two Mexican holidays, Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo, present important facts about the holiday to the class and host an in-class celebration that reflects the dress, music, food, and traditions of that holiday.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.4.b, SS.5.5.a.1, SS.5.5.a.2, and more!

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April 30th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Cinco De Mayo Foods: Tacos by History.com

cinco de mayo
Middle School Resource

Cinco De Mayo Foods: Tacos

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Mexican foods that can be eaten on Cinco de Mayo.

Related NY State Academic Standards: LOTE.ML.2.1.B.A

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