June 10th, 2022

High School Resource: International Business Travel

High School Resource

International Business Travel

Activity:

This project requires students to assume the role of an employee of a business. This person has been assigned the task of researching a country where the company is hoping to expand. They find facts about this country and make travel plans for their business manager to attend a meeting while in this country. They should base their research on the assumption that the meeting will be held in the country’s capital city. Students research:

  • Facts about the country: population, geographic area, demographics, government structure, and economic structure.
  • Economic facts: imports, exports, chief agricultural products, foreign exchange, currency, and transportation modes available.
  • Travel information: methods/cost of travel to the country, methods of travel while in the country, hotel accommodations, and communication modes available in the country.
  • Culture and customs: customs that affect business relations, holidays, major religions, and etiquette.
  • Eating habits: general cost of meals/restaurants, whether American food is served in the country, and times people tend to eat.

Itinerary:

  • After research is completed, an itinerary is prepared detailing the business manager’s visit to the country. This itinerary should cover the visit from the moment the executive walks out the door en route to the airport to the moment s/he lands safely back in the United States and arrives in ______. Students should allow adequate travel time, and include all essential information. The trip should last no longer than three business days. The budget should be between $1,000 and $2,000, though the lower the cost, the more impressed the business manager will be.

Presentation:

  • Students prepare a presentation to share their research findings with the rest of the class.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.4, WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.4, and more!

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June 3rd, 2022

High School Resource: History of Memorial Day by History.com

High School Resource

History of Memorial Day by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of Memorial Day.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.8, SS.7.8.d, SS.7.8.d.3, and more!

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May 27th, 2022

High School Resource: Write This Way to Canterbury

High School Resource

Write This Way to Canterbury

In this activity, students will:

  • Use a traditional work of literature as the basis for workplace writing.
  • Complete applications.
  • Create a website.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.6, CDOS.C.2.1.A, and more!

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May 20th, 2022

High School Resource: How Cells Divide

High School Resource

How Cells Divide

This website compares and contrasts the phases of mitosis and meiosis using an interactive simulation. Students can see the processes side by side so they have a visual comparison of the two processes. Students can also read about other ways that couples are having babies in today’s society.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.3.2, MST4.I.LE.2.1, MST4.C.LE.LE.2.1, and MST4.C.LE.LE.4.1!

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May 13th, 2022

High School Resource: Planning Purpose

High School Resource

Planning Purpose

In this activity, prepare a simple handout that lists a variety of different written forms (journal writing, informal letter, formal letter, letter to the editor, advertisement, petition, poem, short story, book review, book report, research paper, newspaper article, formal presentation, summary, letter of complaint, essay contest entry, and so forth).

For each form, include a simple topic, be sure to include enough details to make the writing situation clear. Then discuss the particular purposes of each writing situation and any secondary purposes that might be involved. Consider what writing decisions are made during this process. If time permits, ask each student to select one of the writing situations and write a one-page response. Collect these and read selected ones aloud. Discuss the way the writer achieved (or didn’t achieve) the planned purpose of the piece.

  • Some Ideas for Writing Forms and Topics:
  • Personal Letter (thank you for the birthday gift)
  • Letter to the Editor (the proposed 10 pm curfew for people under 18 years old should not be considered)
  • Book Report (Lord of the Flies or other book with which students are familiar)
  • Letter to Friend (the appearance of a boy or girlfriend)
  • Diary Entry (what happened on the recent class trip); Essay Contest Entry (“How I Would Improve the World”)
  • Personal Writing (thoughts on the loss of a friend);
  • Newspaper Article (Quiz Club Wins Regional Tournament)
  • Letter to Neighbor (how you and your friend accidentally broke her window)
  • Note to a Friend (how to use the camera you are lending her for her vacation)
  • County Music Lyrics (my sweetheart left me and took my pick-up truck)
  • Short Story (the misadventures of a teenaged super-hero)
  • Essay (“My Ideal House”)

Related NY State Academic Standards: ELA1.C.SW2C!

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May 6th, 2022

High School Resource: 12 O’Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight by Teaching Channel

High School Resource

12 O’Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight by Teaching Channel

This lesson idea video was designed to apply knowledge of trigonometric functions.

Related NY State Academic Standards: F-TF.5, Math.MP.2.1, and Math.MP.3.1!

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April 29th, 2022

High School Resource: The Timeline of Art History

High School Resource

The Timeline of Art History

The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. The entire collection of works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are referenced in the Timeline. At present, the Timeline extends from prehistory to 1800 A.D. It will span art history up to the present day by the fall of 2004.

Special Topics in the Timeline focus on specific themes in art history. They cover subjects such as artistic movements and periods, archaeological sites, empires and civilizations, recurrent themes and concepts, media such as painting, sculpture, and ceramics, and artists.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.6, ARTS.VA.I.4.1.A, and more!

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April 22nd, 2022

High School Resource: Medical Conditions and the Health Services Available

High School Resource

Medical Conditions and the Health Services Available

In this activity, students learn how to research a medical condition and what type of health services are available to treat it, and then convey this information in a way that is meaningful to consumers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS, CDOS.C.1, CDOS.C.1.1.C.SW, and more!

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April 15th, 2022

High School Resource: The Age of Earth by History.com

High School Resource

The Age of Earth by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archive, focuses on scientists’ efforts to discover how old the Earth is.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.4.1, S.MS.ESS.2.1, MST4, and MST4.E.PS2!

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April 8th, 2022

High School Resource: Map Game by ESL-KIDS

High School Resource

Map Game by ESL-KIDS

In this activity, use a world map and elicit “Where are you from?”, “Where do you live?”, “Where do people speak Spanish?”, “Where’s China?”, and any other questions you can think of. Also show and tell the students about where you are from.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.1, ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.3, ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.6, and more!

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