January 21st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education

Students will understand that earth supports many different animal habitats, each of which has distinct features and distinct plant and animal populations.  They will also learn that animals and plants are adapted to the conditions of the habitats in which they live.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.LS.4.1, S.3.LS.4.3, MST4.E.PS1.1 and more!

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January 14th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Forest Whitaker: Growing Up with Dr. King by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Forest Whitaker: Growing Up with Dr. King 

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Forest Whitaker reflecting on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9.a.1, SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1 and more!

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January 7th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Power Writing – Writing to Inform by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

Power Writing – Writing to Inform 

Students will learn to use writing techniques to write an organized logical paragraph when “Writing to Inform.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.5.2, W.5.2.a, W.5.2.b and more!

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December 17th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Why December 25th by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Why December 25th by History.com

This three minute video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th since it is not Christ’s actual birthday. It also describes how the Christmas traditions we know today came to be.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.6.2.6, SS.SSP.7.2.6, SS.SSP.8.2.6 and more!

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December 10th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.5.a.1, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a and more!

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December 3rd, 2019

Middle School Resource: What is Health? by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

What is Health?

Students will define health/wellness and they will list various events that affects all three aspects of their health. Students will also analyze how each aspect of health affects the other.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.I.1.1.C, HPF.PE.I.1, HPF.FC.I.1.1.C

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November 26th, 2019

Middle School Resource: History of Thanksgiving by History.com

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Middle School Resource

History of Thanksgiving

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the 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!

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November 19th, 2019

Middle School Resource: History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade by History.com

Middle School Resource

History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade 

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

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.4.e, SS.8.4.e.4, SS.E.1 and more!

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November 12th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Reading and Rhythm by Teaching Channel

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Middle School Resource

Reading and Rhythm by Teaching Channel

The objective of the lesson in this video is for students to learn how to use rhythm to improve reading comprehension and confidence.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RF.5.4

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November 5th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Making Cultural Connections Through Research

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Middle School Resource

Making Cultural Connections Through Research

Students will develop self-management skills for researching a topic, critical thinking skills and effective interpersonal skills.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A.SW, CDOS.C.3b.BI.6.A.SW, CDOS.C.3b.HS.7.A.SW and more!

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