September 24th, 2021

High School Resource: Adventures in History Series: The Beginnings of Buffalo Industry

High School Resource

Adventures in History Series: The Beginnings of Buffalo Industry

Author Robert Holder chronicles the beginnings of the Buffalo industry from the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 through the early 20th century.

This pamphlet is one of twenty-seven volumes in the Adventures in WNY History Series, which were produced based on the collections and archives of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. The contents of the pamphlets, including the images, are copyrighted by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. They can be used exclusively for educational purposes described under the federal copyright laws. Some original copies may be purchased from the museum shop.

This pamphlet is appropriate for students studying local and New York State history.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.6.f, SS.4.6.f.1, SS.8.2.b, and more!

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September 17th, 2021

High School Resource: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Books Should Be Free

High School Resource

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Books Should Be Free

This resource allows users to freely download Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab as an audiobook in mp3, iPod, or iTunes format.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.5, SL.11-12.2, and SL.11-12.5!

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September 10th, 2021

High School Resource: Right Triangle Side Length by The Shodor Foundation

High School Resource

Right Triangle Side Length by The Shodor Foundation

This interactive web-based resource helps students practice calculating the length of a right triangle’s leg.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 8.G.7, G-SRT.8, MST3.7.G.8, and MST3.A1.A.45!

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September 3rd, 2021

High School Resource: Ancient Creature of the Deep

High School Resource

Ancient Creature of the Deep

This activity will have students learn about fossils and the evolution that certain species have taken over thousands of years. The students will compare the coelacanth to an eel, and a shark. They will be able to see the similarities and differences in all three creatures’ anatomy. The students will also research other ancient fish and do a jigsaw so that every student learns about the different fish. This activity involves student research using the internet to find resources.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.LE.LE.3.1 and MST4.C.LE.LE.6.2!

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June 25th, 2021

High School Resource: Word Skills Board Game for ESL by Lanternfish

High School Resource

Word Skills Board Game for ESL by Lanternfish

Words Skills is a fun game that is easy to play and can be used to review word skills such as indicating the beginning sound of a word, the ending sound of a word, the middle sound of a word, rhymes, synonyms, and antonyms. It can be used as a stand-alone board game or as a supplement for reviewing the 7 core phonics units at Lanternfish ESL (or any other similar phonics program).
Why Word Skills? Word skills are a valuable tool for students as they set out on the road to becoming independent learners. Being able to talk about words is an essential skill language learners will need as they interact with their teachers to figure out spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of new words they encounter. The words skills include identifying beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, rhyme, synonyms, antonyms, and if you use one of the advanced versions, spelling and past tense of words.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.1, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.2, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.7, and more!

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June 18th, 2021

High School Resource: Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation from P.E. Central

High School Resource

Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation from P.E. Central

This lesson works on improving fitness, calculating target heart rates, and prepares students for the mile run physical fitness test.

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

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June 11th, 2021

High School Resource: Discovering the Next Earth by History.com

High School Resource

Discovering the Next Earth by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on NASA’s Search for another planet that would is able to sustain life form.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.3, MST4, MST4.E.PS4, and more!

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June 4th, 2021

High School Resource: A Memorial Day Tribute by History.com

High School Resource

A Memorial Day Tribute by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, is a tribute to soldiers who served our country.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.8, SS.8.4, SS.8.4.c, and more!

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May 28th, 2021

High School Resource: Be Your Own Chief Editor by ECSDM

High School Resource

Be Your Own Chief Editor by ECSDM

The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce the importance of good grammar for students entering the 9th grade. Used early in the year, this lesson is designed to set writing standards that include the importance of proper editing. The lesson helps students differentiate between informal writing, such as e-mail language and informal note writing, and the more formal writing requirements of the English Language Arts curriculum.

The lesson includes an interactive SMART Board presentation that introduces the basic rules of punctuation and grammar. The lesson also includes standard proofreader marks and abbreviations commonly used in the editing process. These symbols and abbreviations not only help students edit their writing, but also facilitate advanced communication between the teacher and student during the writing process. Once these standards are established, students become more aware of the importance of proper grammar and punctuation during the writing process with the ultimate goal of improved communication.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.9-10.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, and more!

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May 21st, 2021

High School Resource: Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players by Teaching Channel

High School Resource

Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players by Teaching Channel

The objective of the lesson in this video is for students to rank the greatest NY Yankee home run hitters using statistical analysis.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S-ID.1, S-ID.2, and S-ID.3!

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